WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU? © Anthony Georgieff

This is one of Bulgaria's most unusual festivals. Held every year on the same date, 3 June, in a village deep in the Strandzha in southeastern Bulgaria, the walking-on-fire is the culmination of several weeks of preparations accompanied by minor and major performances by locals in what is a characteristic amalgamation of Christian and pagan rites.

Some folk-themed entertainment venues in Bulgaria put up commercial shows meant strictly for tourists, but the real thing happens once a year, in one particular village.

Where in Bulgaria are you?

 

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