Category Archives: Strandja Culture

Typical Strandja style house with stone on ground floor and wood used as building material on the first floor.

Strandja style house

Typical Strandja style house with stone on ground floor and wood used as building material on the first floor. Houses with this type of architecture are scattered throughout the Strandja mountains. [more_strandja_culture]

An old donkey cart rests in the shade of a tree. In the background is a mountain ridge.

Donkey cart in Strandja

An old donkey cart in the shade of a tree in the Strandja mountains. [more_strandja_culture]

Bulgarian man dancing between two Bulgarian women in traditional Strandja costumes

Horo dancing in Strandja

Horo dancing is a traditional Bulgarian dance practised by young and old. Almost every Bulgarian knows some variety of this dance. This elderly Bulgarian man dances the horo between two Bulgarian women in traditional Strandja costumes. [more_strandja_culture]

cancles burning on altar in front of icons

Nestinar in Strandja

Nestinar deep in the forests of the Strandja Mountains. Candles burn in front of icons on an altar. [more_strandja_culture]

Candles burning in Strandja

These candles were lit in a small chapel in Strandja nature park before Nestinar celebrations in the forest. See www.StrandjaBlog.com for the full story. [more_strandja_culture]

Traditional Strandja style house

A house built in the style traditional for the Strandja mountains. Cool in Summer, warm in Winter, these houses are an example of traditional architecture. [more_strandja_culture]

The ruin of a Thracian tomb in Strandja.

Thracian tomb in Strandja

The ruins of a Thracian tomb in Strandja Nature Park. [more_strandja_culture]