Velingrad Local Customs

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    Babin den

    by mirchica Updated Feb 11, 2011

    One of the most beautiful, traditional holidays in Bulgaria – Grandma’s Day or Midwives' Day is celebrated every year in Velingrad and it has become a tradition of the city. On this day, is given the recognition of doctors, nurses,midwives and grandmothers. Why grandmothers? In the past the grandmothers of the villages were the ones that helped the woman to give a birth. Grandma's Day celebration in Velingrad passes several stages.First in the lobby of Velingrad Municipality come mothers with their newborn children to attend the ritual "Giving the name of the child." Then everybody goes outside and dance %L [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_dances]horo and for the end on the stage on the main square (the official ceremony)are awarded the best doctors and midwives in the city.

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    Easter eggs

    by mirchica Written Feb 11, 2011
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    An interesting technique for colouring eggs is using wax. It is typical for Eastern Europe. In Bulgaria,in the region of Velingrad they use some specific instruments to do it. In the Historical musem there is a hall dedicated on that art. Every year in Velingrad there is a competition among the students for painting eggs. Last year there were more than 500 eggs participating.

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