In late May and early June my home town Kazanlak is overwhelmed by the elating scent of roses and traditions. This is when the Rose Festival at its peak takes place, and the town is enlivened by all the cultural and folklore activities taking place there. While you already heard a similar story last year … Continue Reading


  In the last post I showed a recap of the 112th Rose Festival in Kazanlak. Today I continue in the spirit of the festival by dressing up in something rather different – a traditional attire you can barely see anyone wearing nowadays. This folk dress of Bulgaria (in its varieties) has been an essential part … Continue Reading

112th Rose Festival

I feel so lucky to have been born in one of the most magical places in my country – the Rose Valley. Every year in late May and early June my hometown Kazanlak flourishes. Festive spirit and rose blooms embrace the whole area, inviting people from all over the world to experience the beauty of … Continue Reading