Rural & Eco tourism Suggested excursions About Biserova-Gough house

About Biserova-Gough house

About the Pirin village
Biserova-Gough house
Story for our start of restoration
Church St. Nikola
Dragon's House
One day with the songs and traditions of the village Pirin
Learning etiquette of traditional folklore
Musical entertainment with Lyubimka Bisserova
Pirin wedding
Folklor festival
Meeting party
Making amulets for children, wedding amulets or those against bad spirits
Grandmothers' day
Making home soap
Spinning wool or 'Predene'
Cutting grass with a scythe
What's happening in village Pirin in 2012

What's happening in village Pirin in 2012


- International Folk Festival With the songs of the "Bisserov Sisters" - 2nd - 4th June - village Pirin

- 2nd November - the ritual "Puhtio", also known in the village as "Kurban". This involves the preparation of ritual food at the village church St. Nicola. This is a food offering to bring good wishes and help for the people of the village.

- Celebration in the village Pirin on 2nd - 3rd of June 4th of June "Kurban"of St. Troitsa - a church 3.5km out of Pirin village.

- "Sirnitsa" or Forgiving Day takes place seven weeks before Easter. This also marks the beginning of the Easter fasting ritual.

"Atskane" and making ritual fires called "Sirnitsa", which are prepared by the boys of the village. The fire is prepared from plain wood; when it dies down to embers, all the boys jump through the fire as a ritual for good health and a blessing. The fire is to ward off bad spirits and many men make themselves up in the style of 'mummers' for the same purpose. The audience sing and dance during the evening ritual.

Also, on this day, the younger generation visit their parents with a gift of an apple or orange, kiss their parent's hand and ask for forgiveness if they have mistaken something during the year; others simply perform it just as a ritual.

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