Happy Easter to Bulgarians in America

Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which is often a week later than the Gregorian calendar that is used in America. Today we celebrate our version of Easter in California, next Sunday- they will celebrate in Bulgaria. My mom made excellent Easter bread this year called Kozunak. The first egg was colored Red […]

Happy Baba Marta, Spring is Coming!

According to Bulgarian tradition, Baba Marta brings each Bulgarian a red and white martenitsa on the first of March every year in order to send off winter and welcome spring. Bulgarian belief holds that pinning the red and white colors of the martenitsa to clothing near the collar earns Baba Marta’s mercy and guarantee of good […]