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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.

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