Be a Guest of Lyubimka Bisserova in Pirin Village
STEPS IN THE PAST
PIRIN WEDDING RITUAL
Experience extracts of the local wedding ritual accompanied by ritual folk songs: ritual washing and covering of the young bride, cutting a banitsa, putting on the shoes of the young woman by the groom, presenting gifts and leaving ceremony (blessing of the son-in-law and the bride).
LET’S COOK A TASTY MEAL
Preparing traditional meals from Pirin village using entirely organic products: Parleta with Kapichki (young marrow and green beans), Syuldyurme (summer shepherd’s meal), traditional boiling garden beans in a pot, Langidi za Lautsi (pregnant women), goat milking and preparing fresh goat cheese and yogurt, making wild fruit jam – zunichki (strawberryes), brusnak (blueberries), raspberries and blackberries, preparing a ritual bread (prizvii, lyutyurgi), rolling a Lozhena banitsa, preparing herbal tea.
A DAY IN THE VILLAGE
Early milking and sending the goats out to grass. A walk to some of the local sites with a picnic. The returning goats are milked. Preparing dishes for the Sedyanka (working bee) – platsinka (cheese pastry), golomyanik (bread with pumpkin and corn flour) and others. The Sedyanka includes lace making and knitting of socks, weaving, making decorations for a traditional dress and skutove (aprons).
HORSE (DONKEY) RIDE
Enjoy the historical sites around Pirin village – St. Trinity Church, Byala Reka Waterfall or another one from the list of destinations given below.
MUSICAL TOUR WALK AROUND BULGARIA WITH LYUBIMKA BISSEROVA
Presenting the ethnographical regions of Bulgaria with their characteristic folk songs: Pirin, Rodopi, Strandzha, Trakiya, the Northern region, Kyustendil, Shopi Region, as well as many other songs for the holidays: harvesting, wedding, St. Lazar’s Day, Easter, and other ritual and religious events.
LET’S SING A FOLK SONG
You will learn about Pirin’s two-voice singing technique, and how to improve your vocal. Tips for voice diet, herbal treatment and therapies for the vocal chords.
In Pirin forging has existed as a craft since the establishment of the village in 1150. Generations of craftsmen have made tools and instruments here. Now, in the only forge left, works the 65-year old Uncle Kolio who will help you forge a souvenir iron horseshoe for the good luck of your home.
You can weave silk, cotton or wool cloth for folk dresses and coverings. You will learn techniques for wool processing and dying yarn with natural herbs. Also you will get an insight into the village family colours and patterns, and trimmings used for decorating traditional folk dresses.
Transportation – transport to Pirin village can be organized with additional payment.
The request has to be placed one week in advance in Tourist Information Centre – Sandanski.