In addition to excellent skiing opportunities, Bulgaria hosts many cultural and religious festivals throughout the winter months. Pagan holidays and Christmas traditions are celebrated here, and Bulgaria's strong folk traditions include a variety of festivals that take place from December to February. Get from your Bulgarian ski resort to all the festivities during your stay in a Bulgaria car hire.
Begin your trip to Bulgaria in November and you can catch Bulgaria's world renowned Cinema festival. Hosted by the National Palace of Culture in Sofia Bulgaria, it recognizes both former winners of past film festivals and new arrivals to the screen.
The annual celebration of St. Barbara on December 4 is marked mainly by the cooking and baking of certain foods. This day celebrates the protection of children against illness. The children are treated to a traditional bean soup, and women of the towns and villages make honey-sweetened unleavened bread to share with neighbors and passers-by. You can ride through the streets in your Bulgaria car rental to witness and enjoy the good cheer.
Held every other January (even years only), the Surva Masquerade Games is an opportunity for individuals to challenge each other in contests while adorned in elaborate costumes. Traditionally the attire of young male carolers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, today the masks and costumes are worn by one and all and judged by expert judges. This is a winter folk festival not to be missed during your visit to Bulgaria.