“Ethnography and Folklore” means all kinds of national traditional arts: songs;
dances; spoken folklore (fairy-tails, proverbs, sayings); rituals; sawing and cross-stitching; stone plastics; wood-curving; traditional folk outfits; crafts, etc.
Bulgaria is a country with distinctive folklore. There are over 100 000 recorded folk songs. Folk music is marked with the Orpheus’ music and dances – with Dionysius's rhythms. Bulgaria is the country of the folk song “Izlel e Delio Haidutin” performed by Valya Balkanska, which boarded the spacecraft “Voyager”, together with the music of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart, in attempts to find other civilizations in the Space. There are signs of totemic times in Bulgarian folk outfits. Nevertheless Bulgaria is a small country, dozens of ethnographical regions exist in it – each of them unique and distinctive.
Museum in Sofia will be the best place for everyone interested in Bulgarian Ethnography and Folklore.