Families in Bulgaria


A striking example of the preservation of Slavic traditions can be seen in Bulgarian families. A strong family, in Bulgaria, is created for life, and even now the culture of the ancient Slavs has been preserved in it. The whole Bulgarian society is based on keeping faith in history, love for one's country and traditions.

Until recently, Bulgaria was strongly influenced by Muslim culture, which very strongly captures the minds of people with its slightly rude and cruel positions. For a simple and open soul of a Bulgarian, such a culture was unacceptable, and they did their best to get rid of it.

True, over time, Russia and the West begin to influence Bulgaria, with their own norms of behavior and their softer culture and religious rules. Gradually Bulgaria begins to lean towards this light regime, adding its old customs.

Today Bulgaria is no different from other modern, progressive countries, the whole life of Bulgarians has the same European standards as in other countries, with regard to clothing, fashion, food and social life.

Despite the fact that the culture of Bulgaria was quite strongly influenced by a variety of countries and religions, middle Bulgaria consists of a mother, a father and one child, while Muslim families usually have three children, and the influence of Muslims was quite strong. In part, the presence of one child indicates that Bulgarians are very frugal people.

As for the rest with the whole family, they prefer to relax on the Black Sea coasts, and on weekends they go out into nature or spend weekends at home doing housework or just spending time watching TV together.

Bulgarian families practically do not travel abroad for recreation, because not everyone can afford it from a financial point of view, and even if they can, they believe that financial resources can be spent more rationally than visiting expensive foreign hotels and beaches.

A wedding in Bulgaria is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its vibrant national customs. Usually weddings start with matchmaking, which takes place in secret in the evening so no one knows.

If the bride gives a positive answer, then the very next day a loud and noisy engagement with songs and music takes place; both parties give gifts to each other; here the time and place of the wedding, wedding gifts and bride price are also discussed. On this day, bread is baked in the houses of the bride and groom, and after that flags of different colors are made for both young people, decorated with ribbons and flowers.

On Saturday, Bulgarian women and men gather to see off their bachelorhood, and on Sunday morning, the groom goes to fetch the bride. The main events of a Bulgarian wedding are somewhat similar to our usual Russian weddings, but with an abundance of traditional rituals and customs.

Bulgarians have such a principle that they choose friends for themselves only from the same social group. It is unacceptable to have friends from a social group lower or higher than the one to which they belong, because here the differences of interests, norms of behavior and habits are sharply felt.

For this reason, Bulgarians do not have very many friends, they try to spend more time with their family, who are now not as numerous as they used to be. True, family relations are always maintained and all difficulties are experienced by a close-knit team.

As already mentioned in a Bulgarian family, there are practically no more than one child. After all, he needs to be learned, put on his feet and given a start in an independent life. Even for one child in Bulgaria it is necessary to spend significant amounts of money in order to give him a complete and good education, for which neither the child nor his parents will be ashamed.

Education in Bulgaria plays a very important role: everyone, regardless of age, studies here. After three years, the child goes to kindergarten, which at the age of 6 smoothly transitions to primary school. Then comes the secondary school, after graduation from which the child, having already received the initial knowledge, is ready to enter more specialized educational institutions.

It is a sin to complain to Bulgarian institutes: every year they apply for each study place, more than ten people and there are no vacancies even on a paid basis of study. Here, failures in exams and not gaining points are very painful, both by the student himself and by the whole family.

Sometimes it also happens that parents and children in Bulgaria attend the same educational institution, and this is completely normal. From childhood, children are instilled with a love of learning and learning, and parents set an excellent example for their children.

Bulgaria has a very developed network of various educational institutions, ranging from kindergartens, preschool institutions, primary and secondary schools, as well as various institutions of higher education, so that every Bulgarian has a higher and complete education.

If we pay attention to the family in the sense of relations between a man and a woman, then nothing special is observed in family relations. There are families in which the spirit of Islam is present, when a woman somewhat exalts her husband, trying to please him in everything, which the man uses, placing the entire household on the woman, despite the fact that she also goes to work.

There is also a category of families where equality in the family is more inherent, when spouses distribute household responsibilities among themselves, helping each other, raising their children in the same way. They try to bring up children in the same traditions that have been preserved in the family for a long time, but with an allowance for a society that does not stand still.

There is no such thing that a child has too many prohibitions, but also that a lot of freedom is not observed either. The child is brought up so that he is not infringed on his rights, but they always try to keep abreast of all his affairs and be sure to monitor his progress at school.


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