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Nestinarstvo is a ritual when young men and women are walking on fire, dance and sing. They bring a Christian icon with them, so they cannot feel the pain of the fire. It is a common ritual for men who are doing Nestinarstvo to take a young girl at their hands and dance with her in his arms.

A woman dancing the Bulgarian Fire Dance - Nestinarstvo

Bulgaria - Saint Sofia

Saint Sofia is the patron saint of the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. The 407 ft. high bronze statue was designed by local sculptor George Chapkanov and replaced the statue of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin that was on the same spot. This is the newest statue in Sofia.

Portrait of a young woman wearing traditional clothes, Simeonovgrad, BULGARIA

Portrait of a young woman wearing traditional clothes and headdress, Simeonovgrad, Bulgaria

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Thousands of Orthodox Christian Pilgrims in Jerusalem for Holy Fire Ritual - The Pappas Post

Nestinarstvo is a fire ritual originally performed in several Bulgarian- and Greek-speaking villages in the Strandzha Mountains in the southeast of Bulgaria. It involves a barefooted dance on smouldering embers performed by nestinari. It is usually performed on the square of the village in front of the whole population on the day of Sts. Constantine and Helen or the day of the village's patron saint.

Bulgarian nestenari dance - fire ritual,barefoot dance on smouldering embers.

The beauty of ancient Greece - 330-300 BCE Thrace. Photo: Bronze Portrait of Seuthes III found in a stone-lined pit in front of the entrance to his royal tomb in Bulgaria. The Ruler of the most powerful Thracian tribe, the Odris. Unearthed in 2004.

A golden discovery: Bulgarian archaeologists discover astonishing artefacts 'linked to Alexander the Great' in vast network of tombs

The beauty of ancient Greece - BCE Thrace. Photo: Bronze Portrait of Seuthes III found in a stone-lined pit in front of the entrance to his royal tomb in Bulgaria. The Ruler of the most powerful Thracian tribe, the Odris.

Epiphany celebrations - An Orthodox priest baptises a baby in the icy waters of the river Tundzha during celebrations of Epiphany in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria Photograph: Valentina Petrova/AP

Epiphany celebrations - An Orthodox priest baptises a baby in the icy waters of the river Tundzha during celebrations of Epiphany in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria Photograph: Valentina Petrova/AP

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