The amazing festival of "1000 people in traditional costumes in one place" happens in Razlog on the second day of Easter. This event held in Razlog reveals the folklore abundance and variety on the territory of the municipality. The festivals gathers more than a thousand people, dressed in traditional costumes in the very downtown of Razlog.
The Bulgarian national costumes are one of the major characteristics in the Bulgarian folklore, traditions, and music. Every region of the country has its traditional costumes with exclusive motives that cannot be found anywhere else.
When looking into the Bulgarian costumes, you need to understand that there is a certain code that has to be followed in the ornaments which in the past carried information about the family origin and history, as well as, for the specific region it originated from. Every Bulgarian costume has its own message and meaning.
Traditional costumes in Razlog are preserved and passed on from generation to generation. Costumes with 100 years of history are preserved in some homes in Razlog. All year round master tailors create new costumes; their greatest joy is to recognize their creation when people wear it in the big ‘horo’ (traditional Bulgarian round dance) which usually takes place in the downtown area of the town.
Are you visiting Bulgaria any time soon and you like festivals? We have structured the festivals happening in Bulgaria in several categories and we hope you find them useful for your trip to Bulgaria.