Bulgaria is divided into several ethnographic areas, each of which has its own peculiarities in terms of song and dance folklore. In general, the folklore areas in Bulgaria are seven:

NORTHERN BULGARIA - Northern Folklore Region covers Northwestern Bulgaria and Middle North Bulgaria. Geographically, the area includes two sub-areas - the Danube hilly plain (excluding Dobrudzha) and the northern part of the Balkan Mountains. The boundaries of the district are delineated north of the Danube, south of the Balkan Range, west of the Serbian border and east of Dobrudja. Characteristic of the area are Gankino, Daychevo, Danube, Elenino, Paidushko, Chichovo, Sitno Vlashko, Grancharsko, Denino, Kulsko horo and others.

Thrace - Thrace occupies the geographical region of the Thracian Plain. Mostly due to differences in dance folklore, it is usually divided into two sub-regions - Western Thrace (Plovdiv and Pazardzhik) and East Thrace. Here you can play right Thracian choir, Thracian martyr, Chirpansko choir, Chapras, Ginovski dance, Buenek, Krivo Plovdiv choir and many others. and others 

SHOPLUK - The Shopska Folklore District includes the western part of the Middle Mountains, Sofia, Pernik and Breznik. The people here will teach you the following: Graovsko, Iovino, Rural, Sitno, Godechko, Petrunino horo, as well as Kyustendil and Shopska Ruchenitsa and others.

DOBRUDA - Dobrudja occupies the northeastern part of Bulgaria. It is bounded on the north by the Danube, on the east by the Black Sea, and on the west by the Northern Folklore Region. Dobrudzhans love to dance in: Varna choir, Ruchenik, Sborrenka, Opas, Donets, Jokata, Ruka, Pandelash, "Say, bey" and more. 

MACEDONIAN FOLKLORE AREA - The Macedonian folklore region covers the lands of Pirin Mountain, Vardar and Belomorska Macedonia. Malashevsko, Melnishko, Heavy Choir, Dzhonguritsa, Shirto, Ginka, Ispayche and many others curl here under the sounds of the region's tarambuka and zurna. and others   

STRANDJA - The Strandzha Folklore Region is located east of the Thracian Region to the Black Sea, to the north it extends to Dobrudzha and to the south to our border with Turkey. In terms of dance folklore, it is not particularly different from Eastern Thrace, which is why it is sometimes regarded as the third subregion of Thrace. However, Strandzha's musical folklore is quite distinctive and distinct from that of Eastern Thrace, as a result of which many scholars regard it as a separate folklore area. Here, the brave dances Nestinarian dance on embers, as well as other typical dances for the area such as: Three Times, Straight People, Filek.

Rhodope Folklore Region - The Rhodope Folklore Region is the same as the Rhodope Geographical Region. Svorno, Bachovsko, Jenina's horo under the sounds of the Bulgarian caba bagpipe leave us breathless.

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