Tag: Bansko

Icon-painting

Bulgarian IconBulgarian icons have a thousand year’s history and many of them belong in the treasury of world art. Icon painting in Bulgaria must have originated officially with the adoption of Christianity in 865.

Numerous churches and monasteries were built in the Bulgarian capitals. All these places of worship were decorated with murals and icons. Since then the Bulgarian icon, a symbol of the Christian cult and church ritual, has developed as a fundamental part of the art of the country.

Preslav ceramic icons, the oldest Bulgarian icons found so far, were also very interesting examples of medieval Balkan art. The icon painting tradition was enriched in the 13th- 14th c. Read more

Events & Festivals

Yordanov DenPublic Holidays
January 1 – New Year
March 3 – National day of the Liberation from Ottoman Domination
Easter – Two days (Sunday and Monday) according to the Orthodox calendar
May 6 – St. George’s Day
May 24 – Day of the Bulgarian culture and the Slavonic script
September 6 – National Day of Bulgaria’s Reunion in the year of 1885
September 22 – Independence Day
November 1 – Day of the Bulgarian Revival Leaders
December 24-26 – Christmas Eve and Christmas
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Read more

Bansko

Bansko Ski-map

Bansko is a small town at the foot of Pirin – the mountain most frequently compared with the Alps – and on 170 kilometers from Sofia.

Pirin offers unbelievable beautiful views as well as skiing tracks mainly for excellent skiers.

Regional cuisine is widely offered in Bansko and dominates the local restaurant menus. Read more