Bulgaria

The rose oil state

The Beautiful Country

Bulgaria's main language is Bulgarian. However, Turkish minorities speak Turkish, and Gypsies speak Romany. Some of the countries folkways include single-child family households, marriage by individual choice, men and women both can own property, and all men must perform in the military service. There are no specific taboos in Bulgaria, but they do have a fairly conservative attitude towards homosexuality. One thing to know is that when someone makes a toast, keep eye contact with them and never eat before a toast is given. For religion, some Orthodox Christians observe a Lent fast before Easter, and some Muslims avoid eating and drinking during the daylight hours of Ramadan. Bulgarian's value the Kurban Bairam, which is the sacrifice of a ram or calf within the islamic Tradition. They also value education. Some parents will even pay for private tutoring for their students.
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Getting to Know Bulgaria

Bulgaria has many subcultures, but the two main ones are the Pomaks and the Gypsies. Only about 4% of the population is considered a Gypsy and only 3% is Pomaks (Bulgarian Muslim).
The Bulgarian language is very unique. It's party of the South Slavic language of the Indo-European language family, which uses the Cyrillic Script. The vocab of the Bulgarian language is borrowed from the Russian, Greek, and Turkish language. Radio broadcasts and printed media are also available in Turkish.
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After World War 2, the Bulgarian economy had gone from an agricultural state to an industrial state. Bulgaria is particularly heavy in industry such as machinery production, mining and metallurgy, and chemical and oil processing. Before WW2, the industries had produced food and textile production. This causing a cultural change.

Walking down some of the town's streets you will see that they are wide. They are often cobbled. There are many public parks, gardens, and playgrounds. Traditional houses are archetypal wooden, and surrounded by high fences with latticed woods.