1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email

Bulgarian Culture 101 in Photos - Photo Gallery of Bulgarian Culture

By

5 of 10

Bulgarian Christmas Feast - Christmas Bulgaria Features Traditional Foods
Bulgarian Christmas Dinner

Bulgarian Christmas Dinner

Ivan Mateev © 2006
Christmas Eve in Bulgaria is celebrated with traditional foods after the Advent fast. Walnuts are a necessary component to the Bulgarian Christmas meal. Each member of the family cracks one in order to determine their fate for the next year. If the walnut is a good one, it is said that the year will be successful. Bad luck is predicted for the person who cracks a bad walnut.

Another Bulgarian Christmas Eve dinner tradition involves hiding a coin in the loaf of Christmas bread. The person who finds the coin can also expect good luck in the year to follow.

Read more about Bulgaria's Christmas traditions.

  1. About.com
  2. Travel
  3. Eastern Europe Travel
  4. Bulgaria Travel
  5. Bulgarian Christmas Eve Feast - Christmas Bulgaria Features Traditional Foods

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.