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Lansdowne Welcomes Bulgaria this Weekend

Lansdowne Welcomes Bulgaria this Weekend

Located in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria borders Turkey, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Romania. It is considered as one of the countries that connect Europe and Asia, along with Turkey. While it could also be thought that it is a country with low levels of development compared to the rest of Europe, the truth is it has much to offer regarding history, culinary, and nature. In fact, this Sunday, September 10 at the Horticulture Building (in Lansdowne Park) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the community are inviting you to experience a full day of entertainment such as a fashion show, music and business forums.

There is a lot that can be said about Bulgaria. The Thracians and the Hellenistic civilization were particularly dynamic there due to the constant cultural interaction. Their lands were also part of the Roman Empire, and now they keep architectural and archaeological monuments as witnesses of this important period of their history.

The country was also conquered by Byzantium and the Ottoman Empirem and also was victorious in the Balkan War of 1912 to be part of the Soviet Union until 1989. All those historical periods influenced and marked its education, costumes, culture, and religion.  Nowadays, they are an independent country with a parliamentary democracy which was adopted through its democratic constitution in 1991.

The country is famous for its Cyrillic alphabet, its picturesque places, and its traditional food. It is a country that changes and modernizes day by day and one with huge desires to be a great nation. It is a member of the United Nations, NATO, OSCE and the EU, being Europe's 16th-largest country.

Within its main cities are Sofia – the capital city –, Plovdiv –quiet and ancient city, the second largest in the country–, Varna –point of arrival of numerous tourists to the black sea –, Veliko Tarnovo –the city reminiscent of a medieval kingdom–, and Burgas –a European city and main center of the country's industry.

When it comes to culinary tastes, Bulgarian cuisine has many resemblances to Turkish and Greek. Salads are an essential part of any meal reason why their diet is very healthy and balanced. Shopska, chelska, obchartska, snechanska are some famous salads based on yogurt, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers and, sirene cheese mainly. Grilled meats, soups and sausages are very common in their diet.

This is the most famous country for its yogurt, so the most delicious desserts there include this popular food. The ayran is, for instance, a non-alcoholic beverage based on yogurt.

The rakia and mastika are typical liqueurs that are usually drunk at the beginning of the meal with a very particular flavor which is somewhat similar to the known anise.

This is certainly a country worth discovering! Now you can, this Sunday at Lansdowne Park. 

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