Learn to make ritual breads on St. George’s day in Etara

A number of events for both children and grown-ups will be provided by the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Etar on the occasion of St. George’s Day. In the unique Bulgarian architectural reserve, you can learn to decorate and decorate ritual bread. The specialized workshops will be held in a tent at the Bookstore. The start time of master classes is 1 pm, and skilful hands will show the craft until 04.30 pm. The workshop will be open on the 5th and 6th of May, but the holiday will work two hours long and will start at 11 am.


On May 5th, you can also try if you have mastered the movements of Bulgarian folk dances during the “Na Georgievdensko horo” event. The fun begins on May 5 at 11 am in front of the church “St. Epiphany “. Also there, at 4 pm, you can also enjoy the theatre play  “Brave heroes with smart caps”.


On May 6, a festive service will be served in the church of Etara. You can get involved in the animation studio “Agrimir Gergyovden” from 10 am. From 11.30 to 03.30 pm, you can learn how to make butter and cheese in a traditional way at the Balkan Mandy of the Museum. Together with friends, you can have fun in the game “St. George’s Puzzle”. It will continue from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm in the Bookstore.


St. George’s Day is the day when the Orthodox church celebrates Saint George the Victorious. According to the folk calendar of this day, the new business year begins. It is believed that the first-morning dew of Gergyovden, as well as the herbs collected on that day, are healing and, besides the fact that they take away the cause of many diseases, help the childless women to get a baby. Every drop of rain that drips on that day turns into coin, they say.

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I love history, to walk through old cobblestone streets, to smell the air of the past times and to feel the legends in the air. And I'm lucky to have been born in a country with a glorious past and a lot of stories to tell. Bulgaria was founded more than 1,300 years ago and has never changed its name. But the life of people, their everyday habits, their traditions, their music and their art have changed over the centuries. I invite you to take a walk through the different ages of Bulgaria and to get to know it better.