Bulgarian Celebrations, Festivals ETC

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  • 1. 

    Which is the Christianity Feast we celebrate on 6 January?

    • A.

      Yordanovden

    • B.

      Atanasovden

    • C.

      Gergyovden

    Correct Answer
    A. Yordanovden
    Explanation
    Yordanovden is the Christianity Feast celebrated on 6 January. This feast commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. It is also known as Epiphany or Theophany in other Christian traditions. On this day, Christians remember the revelation of Jesus as the Son of God and the beginning of his public ministry. The feast is marked by various customs and rituals, including the blessing of water and the practice of the Great Blessing of the Waters, where a cross is thrown into a body of water and retrieved by a priest.

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  • 2. 

    The key rituals on Yordanovden are related to the beliefs

    • A.

      In the healthy powers of water

    • B.

      In the healthy powers of wine

    • C.

      In the healthy powers of air

    Correct Answer
    A. In the healthy powers of water
    Explanation
    Yordanovden is a Bulgarian holiday celebrated on January 6th, also known as Epiphany or Theophany. The key rituals on this day are related to the beliefs in the healthy powers of water. One of the main rituals involves the "Blessing of the Waters" where a cross is thrown into a body of water, symbolizing the baptism of Jesus Christ. It is believed that the water becomes holy and possesses healing properties. People also participate in the ritual of "Plucking the Cross" where young men dive into the icy waters to retrieve the cross, as it is believed to bring good luck and health for the upcoming year.

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  • 3. 

    On the 1 February in Bulgaria we celebrate

    • A.

      St Yordan

    • B.

      St Trifon

    • C.

      St Stefan

    Correct Answer
    B. St Trifon
    Explanation
    St Trifon is celebrated on 1 February in Bulgaria.

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  • 4. 

    St Trifon is the saint of

    • A.

      Grapes and wine

    • B.

      Apples

    • C.

      Sailors

    Correct Answer
    A. Grapes and wine
    Explanation
    St. Trifon is known as the saint of grapes and wine because he is traditionally associated with the cultivation of vineyards and the production of wine. In many cultures, he is celebrated as the patron saint of winemakers and vineyard workers. This association is likely due to the historical significance of grapes and wine in religious ceremonies and cultural traditions, as well as the importance of viticulture in many regions.

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  • 5. 

    In March the most popular Bulgarian tradition  is

    • A.

      Kukeri

    • B.

      Martenitsi

    • C.

      Nestinari

    Correct Answer
    B. Martenitsi
    Explanation
    Martenitsi is the most popular Bulgarian tradition in March. Martenitsi are red and white threads or bracelets that people exchange on March 1st to celebrate the arrival of spring. They are believed to bring good health and luck. This tradition dates back to ancient times and is deeply rooted in Bulgarian culture. People wear martenitsi throughout the month of March and then tie them to trees or throw them into rivers to symbolize the transition from winter to spring. It is a cherished tradition that brings joy and a sense of renewal to Bulgarians.

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  • 6. 

    In which Bulgarian city do we find The House of Humour and Satire

    • A.

      Veliko Tarnovo

    • B.

      Smolyan

    • C.

      Gabrovo

    Correct Answer
    C. Gabrovo
    Explanation
    The House of Humour and Satire is located in Gabrovo, a Bulgarian city known for its sense of humor and satire. The museum showcases a collection of humorous art, including paintings, sculptures, and cartoons, from both Bulgarian and international artists. Gabrovo has a long tradition of celebrating humor and is often referred to as the "Humour Capital of Bulgaria." The House of Humour and Satire is a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a unique and entertaining experience.

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  • 7. 

    The Day of Bulgarian Culture and Literacy is

    • A.

      1 June

    • B.

      24 May

    • C.

      21 May

    Correct Answer
    B. 24 May
    Explanation
    24 May is the correct answer because it is the official date for celebrating the Day of Bulgarian Culture and Literacy. This day is dedicated to the Bulgarian alphabet and the cultural achievements of Bulgaria. It commemorates the work of the brothers Cyril and Methodius, who were Byzantine theologians and scholars and created the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets used in the Slavic languages, including Bulgarian. The Day of Bulgarian Culture and Literacy is an important national holiday in Bulgaria, celebrated with various cultural events, exhibitions, and performances.

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  • 8. 

    On 24 June in Asenovgrad we celebrate

    • A.

      The day of the town

    • B.

      Kalenichki

    • C.

      The day of the book

    Correct Answer
    B. Kalenichki
    Explanation
    In Asenovgrad, the celebration on 24 June is known as "kalenichki". This suggests that "kalenichki" is the correct answer for the question.

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  • 9. 

    When does the Sand Sculptures Festival usually begin?

    • A.

      June

    • B.

      August

    • C.

      July

    Correct Answer
    C. July
    Explanation
    The Sand Sculptures Festival usually begins in July.

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  • 10. 

    Where is the Sand Sculptures Festival held?

    • A.

      Varna

    • B.

      Sozopol

    • C.

      Burgas

    Correct Answer
    C. Burgas
    Explanation
    The Sand Sculptures Festival is held in Burgas.

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  • 11. 

    Where does the Festival of the Bulgarian National Costume take place?

    • A.

      Kotel

    • B.

      Zheravna

    • C.

      Sliven

    Correct Answer
    B. Zheravna
    Explanation
    The Festival of the Bulgarian National Costume takes place in Zheravna.

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  • 12. 

    22 September is

    • A.

      Bulgaria's Independence Day

    • B.

      Bulgaria's Literature Day

    • C.

      Bulgaria's Literacy Day

    Correct Answer
    A. Bulgaria's Independence Day
    Explanation
    22 September is celebrated as Bulgaria's Independence Day. This day marks the anniversary of Bulgaria's declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. It is a national holiday in Bulgaria and is celebrated with various events and festivities to commemorate the country's freedom and sovereignty.

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  • 13. 

    1 November is

    • A.

      National Awakening Day, a.k.a Revival Day

    • B.

      National Army Day

    • C.

      National Pride Day

    Correct Answer
    A. National Awakening Day, a.k.a Revival Day
    Explanation
    National Awakening Day, also known as Revival Day, is celebrated on 1 November. This day commemorates the awakening of Indonesian nationalism and the beginning of the country's independence movement. It marks the historical event when Indonesian youth pledged their commitment to fight for independence from Dutch colonial rule. The term "Revival Day" signifies the revival of national consciousness and the determination to achieve freedom. Therefore, National Awakening Day, a.k.a Revival Day, is the correct answer as it accurately represents the significance and historical context of this important day in Indonesia.

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  • 14. 

    The Festival of the Bulgarian National Costume usually lasts

    • A.

      5 days

    • B.

      7 days

    • C.

      3 days

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 days
    Explanation
    The Festival of the Bulgarian National Costume usually lasts for 3 days.

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  • 15. 

    Bulgaria's Christmas Eve is celebrated with

    • A.

      An odd number of guests who dine on a meal consisting of an odd number of dishes

    • B.

      An odd number of guests who dine on a meal consisting of an even number of dishes

    • C.

      An even number of guests who dine on a meal consisting of an even number of dishes

    Correct Answer
    A. An odd number of guests who dine on a meal consisting of an odd number of dishes
    Explanation
    In Bulgaria, Christmas Eve is celebrated with an odd number of guests who dine on a meal consisting of an odd number of dishes. This tradition is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the household. The odd number of guests is thought to prevent any conflicts or disagreements among them, while the odd number of dishes symbolizes abundance and fertility. It is a cultural practice that has been passed down through generations and is deeply rooted in Bulgarian Christmas traditions.

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  • 16. 

    Koledari can be also called

    • A.

      Christmas people

    • B.

      Christmas carolers

    • C.

      Christmas children

    Correct Answer
    B. Christmas carolers
    Explanation
    Koledari, who are traditionally found in the Balkan region, are known for their practice of going from house to house singing Christmas carols. Therefore, they can be referred to as "Christmas carolers." The term "Christmas people" is too broad and does not specifically describe their activity of caroling. Similarly, "Christmas children" does not accurately capture their role as carolers.

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  • 17. 

    What is baked into the Bulgarian Christmas Eve round loaf of bread

    • A.

      A banknote

    • B.

      A bead

    • C.

      A coin

    Correct Answer
    C. A coin
    Explanation
    In Bulgarian tradition, a coin is baked into the Christmas Eve round loaf of bread. This is done as a symbol of good luck and prosperity for the coming year. It is believed that whoever finds the coin in their slice of bread will have good fortune and blessings in the upcoming year. This tradition adds an element of excitement and anticipation to the Christmas Eve meal, as everyone eagerly looks forward to discovering the coin in their portion of bread.

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  • 18. 

    The Koledari tradition is said to protect against

    • A.

      Evil spirits

    • B.

      Wolves

    • C.

      Predators

    Correct Answer
    A. Evil spirits
    Explanation
    The Koledari tradition is believed to protect against evil spirits. This tradition is rooted in folklore and is practiced in some Slavic countries. The Koledari are considered to be ritual performers who have the power to ward off malevolent spirits and bring good luck and blessings to the community. Through their rituals and ceremonies, they create a protective barrier against evil forces, ensuring the well-being and safety of the people. This belief in the power of the Koledari tradition to protect against evil spirits has been passed down through generations and is deeply ingrained in the cultural fabric of these societies.

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  • 19. 

    The groups of Christmas carolers are typically made up of

    • A.

      Young people dressed in traditional costumes

    • B.

      Old men dressed in traditional costumes

    • C.

      Young men dressed in traditional costumes

    Correct Answer
    C. Young men dressed in traditional costumes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is young men dressed in traditional costumes. Christmas carolers are usually composed of young men who dress up in traditional costumes. These costumes are often inspired by historical or cultural traditions associated with Christmas. These young men go from house to house, singing Christmas carols to spread holiday cheer.

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