My Trip to Kalofer
I’m sorry I didn’t blog last week. I was away on holiday (It was a well deserved break) and I didn’t sit in front of a computer that entire week. I just wanted to stay away from all electronics. No Facebook, Twitter or WordPress!! We had great time!! It was so much fun and I feel so relaxed and refreshed now!! ♥
So, I was in Burgas, Lovech and Kalofer. Today’s post is about Kalofer. I simply love it! (I can’t believe I haven’t been there before.) The town is full of history and traditions, but it is best known as the birthplace of Bulgarian poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev.
During the Bulgarian National Revival the town became a centre of revolutionary activity. It has been burnt down at least three times. Each time when the town was burnt, the people of Kalofer built it all over again, carrying stones from their own farming land, working through the night. Hristo Botev Monument in Kalofer. He was a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary. Botev is a symbolic historical figure and national hero, who died for the freedom of Bulgaria. Every year at exactly 12:00 on 2 June, air raid sirens throughout all of the country resonate for a minute to honour Hristo Botev. We all stand still for 2 to 3 minutes until the sirens are stopped.Botev’s house.Not only the natural beauty of Kalofer makes it famous, but also its beautiful churches and monasteries. Following a small street could take you to the Convent for girls, inheriting four metochions, in which Anastasia Dimitrova, the first Bulgarian female teacher, has been educated. The monastery for men has been open since 1640, and the convent for nuns since 1700. Today, both of them, despite the numerous burnings, are open for visitors. We didn’t have time to visit them both, the pictures below are from monastery for girls. Kalofer is known in Bulgaria for the traditional Bulgarian all-male “horo” danced in the ice-cold river on Epiphany (one of the major Christian holidays in Bulgaria). (Photography: Deqna and Balkanregion)Source: wikipedia.org
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