The life and culture of the Bulgarian nation have been formed over millennia.
All people, who have lived on these lands – from Thracians and Romans, to Slavs and Bulgarians – have left their mark in the Treasury of World Culture. It is no coincidence that the first European civilization was born on these lands – the traditions, feasts and customs, which have been preserved through the living memory of Bulgarians, testify to the richness of soul, the lifestyle and culture of the Bulgarian people over the centuries.
The folk music, folk song and the Bulgarian folk dances are vital parts of the Bulgarian culture. The Bulgarian musical folklore abounds with uneven traces – this being the most characteristic and distinctive feature of Bulgarian folk music -, not to be found in western music. The unbalanced traits, as a typical Bulgarian feature, are an important Bulgarian contribution to the European and World musical culture.