Folklore Bulgarian

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To some individuals, welding’s a job for earning a living. To some others, welding is an art form. The various techniques and skills involved give credence to this statement. And like all art, welding is often celebrated, with competitions, fairs, festivals, performances, and exhibitions.

Welders and metalworkers alike showcase their skill, passion, and innovation as they create metal sculptures.

Sculptures aren’t usually the only material put on display, welders also show off their work gear, from auto-darkening helmets that can use longer-lasting batteries to personalized aprons, custom gauntlets, and modified respirators.

Besides metalworking, welding festivals also include side attractions like face painting, even arts and craft exhibitions. As a result, welding festivals are always an enjoyable experience, sometimes lasting for a whole day.

The blend of art, ingenuity, color, and innovation make these festivals ever exciting. Around the world in different countries, welding festivals are celebrated. Depending on the location where the festival happens, or the desired theme, the inclusion of specific events can make a welding festival feel more traditional.

Discussed below are some of these events that can achieve this traditional feel.

Music

A common feature of all festivals is continuously playing music. Replacing contemporary music with Bulgarian folklore music will set the mood and lend a traditional feel to the welding festival.

Bulgarian music is known for its intricate harmonies and asymmetric rhythm. The music is often fast-paced and will complement the lively atmosphere of the festival and, at the same time, lend a traditional Bulgarian feel.

Traditional Fashion Exhibitions

As has been noted already, welding festivals are not just about metalworking and welding.

The festivals also include side attractions. To portray the Bulgarian culture, one of these side attractions can be a segment to display traditional Bulgarian fashion. Such a fashion event with male and female models wearing the different fashion styles will add a cultural element to the welding festival.

Reds and whites are prominent colors in Bulgarian folk costume. Slightly less noticeable are blacks, orange, yellows, and blues. The women wear their aprons and dresses, and men dress in their shirts, vests, and pants. Each dress carries embroidered asymmetric motifs that are unique to individual Bulgarian towns and convey messages about the wearer. Every costume for women gets paired with specific head clothing and hair arrangements.

Dance Concerts

Bulgarian folk dances have close links to the music of Bulgaria. Many of the dances are circle-dances or line dances called Horo, but some are done singly or in pairs.

It involves dancers holding hands in curved or straight lines. They hold hands at different positions, at waist levels, shoulder level, and the teacup hold in which the dancers loop their hands together. Bulgarian folk dances incorporate intricate footwork as stamps and feet slap throughout, which match the rhythm of the music. It could be about repeating a pattern or a combination of moves as dictated by the leader of the line. The leader is usually at the head of the line, depending on which direction the line is moving in.

Each of the seven ethnographic regions has somewhat distinctive dance moves. An experienced observer may be able to tell the dancers’ area just from how they perform popular dances.

A dance concert with dances from the seven ethnographic regions, garbed in dance attires, will make the festival entertaining and also educative on Bulgarian culture.

Art and Craft Exhibition

Bulgaria is home to a rich tradition of arts and crafts, with specific techniques and styles unique to towns and regions.

An observation of the art and craft traditions of Bulgaria will reveal considerable amounts about the cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles of Bulgarian people of old. Bulgarian art and craft include pottery, woodworking, painting, carpet making, and embroidery.

Nature and plants are great influencers of Bulgarian art and craft and characterized by the extensive use of geometric shapes.  Clothes have embroidery arranged along the hemline, neckline, and on sleeves, tablecloths, and coverings.

The history of carpet making in Bulgaria is a long one dating as far back as the 9th century. Towns such as Kotel and Chiprovtsi are still famed for the carpet making craft.

Bulgarian pottery makers are still famous, and their works make for great souvenirs.

Food Exhibition

Bulgarian cuisine is one of color and diversity. It includes a variety of vegetables and spices, with parsley being an ingredient of almost every dish.

Yogurt is a feature in most foods, and this love for yogurt shows itself in the name of the primary yogurt-producing bacterium “Lactobacillus bulgaricus,” named in honor of Bulgarians.

Other popular dishes include Shopska salad, Tarator (cucumber soup), and Banitsa, which is a dough dish.

Festival attendees can enjoy traditional Bulgarian cuisine and also experience the scents and aromas of Bulgarian food.

Folk Drama

Folk theatre is an exciting way of displaying Bulgarian tradition as it engages both visual and auditory senses in its delivery.

Bulgarian folklore is rich with tales and stories that are enjoyed by children and adults alike. While verbal telling of these stories is good, dramatizing the stories will be even better and entertaining, as, of course, a drama will incorporate and display elements of folklore in ways that verbalizing alone cannot hope to achieve.

The folk drama will reiterate Bulgarian values and beliefs, proverbs and sayings, myth, and legends.

Conclusion

Injecting traditional elements to a welding festival can be achieved by the inclusion of some or all the events discussed. These events are an excellent way of propagating Bulgarian customs and traditions, while at the same time celebrating the skill, passion, and art that is welding.


You are among the organizers of the Bulgarian Festival; your guests must have not only clean but also safe water for drinking. The best way to achieve this objective is by investing in a cool dispenser to provide either hot or cold water for your attendees. This will give the guests options on whatever temperature they will need for water without much hassle. Most of the bacterial infections that come from water are important to get a cooler dispenser for reducing bacteria. How then should you choose the best cooler dispenser for this function?

Low and high temperatures

What is the temperature level that you need for this dispenser? There are two buttons on the dispenser. The one in red Is always of high temperature while the one in blue color is cold temperature. To get the extreme cold temperature you must have an inbuilt coolant on the dispenser otherwise you will only have lukewarm water.

Capacity

The larger the capacity the higher the cost. This is a festival and you have no time to keep on changing the bottles yet there is a need to have a constant supply of water throughout the period. You need to invest in a cooler with a high capacity to serve your guests with minimal effort. You can also have many of them at strategic points to avoid congestion at one water point.

 Source of power

Most of the cool dispensers use electricity as the main source of power. You can only get a cool dispenser when the area is powered or rather has a power back up plan, otherwise you may only have water with normal temperatures.

Purification systems

Bottled water is among the safest water than well waters. You have to understand the mechanism that the dispenser uses when it comes to purification such that there is no room for impurities and toxins to the water for your guests.

Storage cups and holders

The moment you supply a cool dispenser you need to have disposable cups. This is a public function; you do not expect people to know where you get cups. It is vital to have a cool dispenser that has cup holders for convenience and also a bin near it to dispose of the cups to avoid sharing which may have a health challenge. You can never trust everyone’s mouth.

Safer faucet for hot water

You cannot miss children at a Bulgarian festival. This is a feature that you need to highly consider to avoid accidents for curious children when handling hot water. This means that it is only the adults that will handle the hot water point to make sure everyone is free from any form of accidents.

Refillable bottles

You have to make sure that the bottles are available for refill. The power of a dispenser is its ability to have water all the time throughout the function. In case they are not readily available then you need to purchase them in bulk and have as stock to keep guests happy and comfortable throughout their stay there.


As long as you are engaged in physical activity then massage therapy is inevitable. They’re some of the services that may be offered that people may not even understand how they are supposed to do. In Bulgaria, you just need a festival to get people to know what is happening in conventional medicine. This is a new way of health services that the public needs to be aware of what is expected. Some of the massage styles include

Stroke rehab exercises

This is a form of massage that uses stroking to touch the pressure points to stimulate the production of the neurotransmitters to the nervous system. They are good for Bulgarians who have knee extension, biceps, wrist bend among others. Stroke rehab exercises are recommended even among health experts in line with the physiotherapy treatments.

Deep tissue massage

This is a type of massage that handles the deep tissues and connective tissues to alleviate soreness, tight muscles, muscle tension, muscle pain and also to alleviate tight muscles. It is a slow stokes with the touch of a deep finger to achieve the desired results.

Swedish massage

This is a type of massage that is responsible for the full body massage. It is ideal when you want to relax both the body and mind. It includes kneading circular movement, stroking, joint movement, tapping, and vibrations to manage all the muscle knots release.

Sports exercise

Are you a Bulgarian that loves sports and you want a massage therapy that will deal with all the muscle tension to enhance flexibility and performance then the sports exercise is the best option. It is also a full body massage to manage all the stroking of pressure points to reach the objective. It takes care of all the muscles to relieve tension.

Aromatherapy

As much as massage therapy is designed for physical healing, it is also important to take care of your emotional health. This is a session that is responsible for boosting one’s mood this further reduces stress, depression, and anxiety. Just like the other therapy services it is responsible for muscle pain and soreness for all individuals that engage in physical activity.

Trigger point massage

There are cases where you just want to have an instant relief on a specific part of the body. Although massage uses the trigger points which are specific muscle tissues that have the particular issue to handle the neurotransmission; it also comes in handy to reduce pain and muscle soreness on the injured part.

Reflexology

Just as the name suggests, this is a form of massage that uses the reflex action such that you only need to touch the specific parts which are the hands, feet, and ears to ignite the production of neurons for an increase in the energy levels.

There are specific massage types that are designed for the Bulgarian family. It is just upon one’s responsibility to talk to the massage therapists on your exact feeling and what you want to achieve at the end of the session for him to tailor the session to your desire.


You would normally see people with welding helmets in workshops working on metal. These welders are unsung heroes when it comes to creating metal-related items. Not only creating items, but they also fix things for you. So, why not celebrate the wonderful craftsmen with a festival. A unique way to honor and represent them is by wearing welding helmets. Here are some ideas on how to organize a welding helmet festival www.bestweldinghelmet.review/tig-welders/.

Create a list of welders in town

How would a welding helmet festival be without the presence of the welders? You want to make sure every welder in town are informed and invited to attend this special moment. There are probably hundreds of welding companies in town. Each company might consist of several welders. A solution to this is by googling for welders in town and noting down the addresses and contacts. The next thing you need to figure out is the way to reach them. Probably the most efficient way is by email. However, the most effective way would be visiting them directly. This would be a more personal approach. It will show how serious you are in organizing the occasion. For this, you need to make a team as it would be exhausting to do it on your own.

Create a unique concept for the festival

Well, wearing a welding helmet itself is unique. But is that all the festival has to offer? That would be pretty boring if indeed it is. You and your colleagues would need to find an idea to make the festival entertaining and unforgettable. As in most festivals, you will need to determine the route of the march. Well, the idea of the festival is to wear a helmet. Welders want to show how unique and creative their welding helmets are, However, you must not forget to ask permission to local authorities for the march.

Apart from that, you might want to include live music. Even better, you may also want to include awards or competitions. A great example would be giving an award for the person with the most outrageous welding helmet. If you do decide to have live music, you need to determine the ideal location. And of course, you need to choose the artists. In doing so, it would be better if you do a survey on what type of music the welders like. This occasion is to honor them, so there’s nothing wrong about spoiling them.

Getting sponsors for the event

Collecting money for the event can be done in many ways. The first target would be the welding companies. This event is to for the welders working in their company, so why not returning the favor Another way to collect money is by asking sponsorship to the local government. This would be a great chance for the local government to show their care and support for the society.

Doing some gigs on the streets would also be a good way to raise money for the festival. Depending on what skills you and the committee have, this may include playing music or even doing some attractions like juggling. Doing gigs on the street while at the same time promoting the event would be a great idea.

Telling everyone in town about the festival

You would want people in town to attend the festival. There are many ways to announce the event to the society. You can go to radio stations. Your team might also want to create creative and catchy brochures to be shared.
However, out of the marketing strategies, the most effective and efficient one would be online marketing. This would go through several steps. First, of an, you certainly need to have the content. The content needs to be in line with effective content marketing principles. After that, you would need to find a place to post the content. Social media would be your number one priority. There is no need how effective social media marketing is Almost everyone has an account and is active. Not only that, but you would also need to ask people to share the posting. By doing that, your message would be spread quite quickly.

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