SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 15

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Celebrating New Beginnings New Year Bulgaria Until the World War II, Bulgaria had agriculture as its main economy and before economic collapse in 1990. The upheavals later caused political, economical and social issues that slowed down the development. But now it’s in healthy shape and emerging as stable and strong economy. The everyday diet is based largely on local, in-season products particularly yogurt and white-brined cheese as bread, cheese, sausage, and vegetables. Banitsa is a popular pastry filled with cheese and eggs, pumpkin, rice. For Christmas or New Year's, fortunes in the form of coins, cornel cherry twigs, or slips of paper are used in it. Make some noise! It’s New Year! Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna or Burgas…. There is a high probability that you will fall in love with these cities, full of charms - irresistible and varied! From live music, standup comedy shows, folk music and plenty of eateries serving delicious meals, drama shows, free open air celebrations orchestra, Bulgarian cultural music, and yes, with so much going for you, the severe cold will not be a deterrent. Soak in the eclectic, fun spirit. 15 | P a g e