A large fire in the village square slowly burns down into hot coals. It has been raining a little and mist floats into the valleys surrounding us while the sun fades. More and more people gather round the burning coals. Suddenly, the music that has been going on for the last hour pauses and everything […]
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It is the last day of May and we are up early for a special event in Strandja Nature Park. Today the people of Strandja celebrate the day of the Saints Konstantin and Elena. This special event is famous in Bulgaria and beyond, because it involves dancing on hot coals by the Nestinari (the fire […]
In Bulgaria the 23rd of May is the national day of nature parks. On this day all nature parks in Bulgaria receive some extra attention. In Strandja Nature Park, Bulgaria’s largest and most important protected area, a big spring-clean of the park took place.
Every year in May nature-lovers from all over Bulgaria gather in the Strandja mountains for the Zelenika festival. The festival is timed with the flowering period Strandja Zelenika (Странджанската зеленика) or Rhododendron ponticum.