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Area (sq km): 110,550
Population: 7,450,349
Nationality: Bulgarian
Local Name: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian,
Turkish,
Romani
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 lev = 100 stotinki
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Sofia
Dialling Code: +387
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .bg
Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox,
Muslim
Climate: Mediterranean
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-16.00
Major Airports: Burgas(BOJ),
Plovdiv(PDV),
Sofia(SOF),
Varna(VAR)

St Trifon's Day from Bulgaria villas

St Trifon is the patron saint of Bulgaria. February 14 is St Trifon's Day and marks the celebration of spring, wine and the ‘King.’ The Bulgaria wine growing areas get together to welcome the blooming of a new spring. At each vineyard the men ready the fields while the women cook up a storm. Stay in Bulgaria villas and spend the night among the vines singing and dancing, drunk on celebration and wine.

Bulgaria wineries
Bulgaria wineries

St Trifon's day coincides with Valentine’s Day. Considered the saint of wine growing, this day is all about wine, food, friends and family.

From the luxury of Bulgaria villas experience this event that takes place throughout the wine growing regions of Bulgaria and is an all day affair.

St Trifon’s Day Festivals

As the winter chill is replaced by the sun and warm breezes of spring, the people of Bulgaria come together for a major feast. In the morning the men head out to ready the fields for the year while the women prepare a meal befitting a king.

When the food is prepared everyone gathers amongst the vines to feast. They sing songs and dance celebrating Saint Trifon, wine and the end of the winter.

The day climaxes when the best wine producer is crowned king and his loyal subjects toast him until they are too drunk to raise their glasses. This day is a fantastic time for travellers to soak up Bulgaria’s culture. All are welcome, and all from the comfort of Bulgaria villas.

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