January 6, 2020

Jordan’s Day or Epiphany

Whether you have heard about Jordan’s Day or its ecclesiastical name Epiphan, it means one and the same day and holiday. There is evidence proving that the holiday was celebrated even as early as the 2nd century AD. Actually, until the 4th century AD Jordan’s Day coincided with Christmas so Epiphany appeared to be the collective name of the two feasts. According to the Orthodox church According to the Orthodox calendar, Jordan’s Day commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ performed by St. John the Baptist. Later, the Church decided to separate the holidays and since then the 25th of December is known as Christmas and Epiphany is celebrated on the 6th of January. Traditions in Bulgaria In Bulgaria, there is a long-lived tradition related to the date of the 6th of January. Usually, on Jordan’s Day, a ceremonial throw of a cross from the local church takes place. The ritual is put into practice wherever a water basin is available. Once the cross is thrown, men jump into the water and everyone […]
June 4, 2016
10 Quick Facts about Bulgaria you Might not Know


So, you are curious about this small country on the Balkans? Just find a comfortable chair and set aside a couple of minutes, because we have some Quick Facts about Bulgaria for you. Quick facts about Bulgaria: 1. The territory of Bulgaria  Bulgaria has a territory of 110,994 square kilometers. The form of our land can easily remind you of a lion. Just use your vivid imagination! 2. Biggest Cities Sofia is the capital city. Plovdiv is the second-largest city followed by Varna and Burgas. Find more about the lovely Bulgarian cities by joining our tours! 3. Musala Musala is 2,925m (9,596ft) in height and is in the Rila Mountain in southwestern Bulgaria. Its name literally means ‘Near God’. That is the highest peak not only in the country but also in the entire Balkan Peninsula.  4. Raysko praskalo If you adore the mountainous area that is your place because Raysko praskalo is an ideal route for those who are into hiking. ! This is the highest waterfall in Bulgaria and what is more – it […]