A vivid example of preserving the Slavic traditions can be seen in Bulgarian families. A strong family, in Bulgaria, is created for life, and in it even the culture of the ancient Slavs has survived. All of Bulgarian society is based on maintaining faith in history, love of one’s country and traditions.
Until recently, Bulgaria was strongly influenced by Muslim culture, which very much captures the minds of people with its slightly rude and cruel positions. For a simple and open soul of a Bulgarian such a culture was unacceptable, and they tried in every possible way to get rid of it.
True, in time Bulgaria and Russia are beginning to be influenced by Russia and the West, with their own norms of behavior and their softer culture and religious rules. Gradually Bulgaria begins to lean towards this light regime, adding its ancient customs.
Today Bulgaria is no different from other modern, progressive countries, the whole life of the Bulgarians has the same European standards as in other countries, with regard to clothing, fashion, nutrition and social life.
Despite the fact that the culture of Bulgaria was strongly influenced by various countries and religions, the average Bulgaria consists of a mother, father and one child, while Muslim families usually have three children, and the influence of Muslims was quite strong . In part, the presence of one child indicates that Bulgarians are very economical people.
As for the rest of the family, they prefer to rest on the Black Sea coast, and the weekend goes to nature or spend weekends at home, doing housework or simply spending time watching TV together.
Bulgarian families practically do not go abroad for recreational purposes, because not everyone can afford it from a financial point of view, and even if they can, they think that financial resources can be spent more rationally than visiting expensive overseas hotels and beaches .
A wedding in Bulgaria is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to the vivid national customs. Usually weddings begin with matchmaking, which is held secretly in the evening, so that no one knows.
If the bride gives a positive answer, then the next day there is a loud and noisy engagement with songs and music; both sides give each other gifts; here, the time and place of the wedding, wedding gifts and bride price are discussed. On this day, bread is baked in the houses of the bride and groom, and after that for both young flags of different colors are made, decorated with ribbons and flowers.
On Saturday, Bulgarian women and men gather for unmarried life, and on Sunday morning the groom travels for the bride. The main events of the Bulgarian wedding are somewhat similar to our usual Russian weddings, but with an abundance of traditional rituals and customs.
Bulgarians have such a principle that they choose their friends only from the same social group. To have friends from a social group lower or higher than the one to which they belong is unacceptable, because here there is a sharp difference in interests, norms of behavior and habits.
For this reason, the Bulgarians do not have a lot of friends, they try to spend more time with their family, which now are not so numerous as before. True, all the same, family relations are always maintained and all difficulties are experienced by a cohesive team.
As already mentioned in the Bulgarian family, there is almost no more than one child. After all, you need to learn it, put it on its feet and give it a start in an independent life. Even for one child in Bulgaria you need to spend significant amounts of money in order to give him a full and good education, for which no child or his parents will be ashamed.
Education in Bulgaria plays a very important role: everyone learns here regardless of age.After three years, the child attends a kindergarten, which at 6 years smoothly goes on to school in an elementary school. Then follows the secondary school, after graduation, which the child has already received the initial knowledge is ready to enter more specialized educational institutions.
The institutions of Bulgaria have to complain: every year, more than ten people are claimed for each academic place, and there are no vacancies even on paid bases of training. It is very painful to perceive the failures in the exams and not the scoring of points, both by the pupil himself and the whole family.
Sometimes it happens that parents and children in Bulgaria visit the same educational institution and this is quite normal. From childhood, children are taught a love of learning and learning, and parents give their children an excellent example.
In Bulgaria, there is a very strong network of different educational institutions, from kindergartens, preschools, primary and secondary schools, as well as various higher institutions, so that every Bulgarian has a higher and complete education.
If you pay attention to the family in terms of relations between men and women, then nothing special about family relations is observed. There are families in which the spirit of Islam is present, when a woman extols her husband somewhat, trying to please him in everything, than a man and enjoys, charging the entire household to a woman, despite the fact that she also goes to work.
There is also a category of families where equality in the family is more inherent, when the spouses distribute household duties among themselves, helping each other with the same education of their children. Children are trying to educate in the same traditions that have been preserved in the family for a long time, but with an amendment to a society that does not stand still.
There is no such thing that a child has too many prohibitions, but also that a lot of freedom is also not observed. The child is educated so that he is not infringed in his rights, but also always try to keep abreast of all his affairs and be sure to monitor his progress at school.