Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Celebrating Easter Bulgarian Style

We had so much fun celebrating with local Bulgarians on Bulgarian Orthodox Easter (which this year fell 1 week after the date we celebrate Easter in America.)

The table of Kozunak, a traditional sweet Easter bread. 

So delicious! Reminded me of being in Bulgaria! Can't wait to go back again!
I made the "Tarator," a cold cucumber, and yogurt soup in the cup in the picture.

Amazing turn out this year

The students from the local Bulgarian Language School performed for us while we ate.
Getting ready to dance the Horro, traditional dances from Bulgaria. 
Here is an example of a Horro dance that I found on Youtube so you can get an idea of what they are like. Every region of Bulgaria has it's own horro dances as well as traditional clothing. These dances are can be simple or quite complex and intricate. They are not only lot of fun, but great exercise. Of course the traditional clothing is now only worn for performances such as this. 

Andrew wearing a "Kalpak" - a traditional Bulgarian hat, 
Andrew's was just made of felt, but they are usually made of fur.

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