Bulgaria's Roma Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Roma Celebrate New Year’s Eve A traditional Roma festive dinner table for New Year's. Photo by balkanec.bg

Bulgaria's Roma will begin celebrations for their New Year, Monday night.

January 14 is known as Bango Vasili, or Vasilitsa. It also marks the coming of the New Year for the Roma.

Roma families gather at their homes January 13 for festive dinners, traditionally including poultry (goose or rooster), as well as dolmas and festive breads. It is also a time for the younger to ask the elderly for forgiveness.

Over 100 public events are scheduled around the country for Tuesday.

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Seedy - 14 Jan 2014 // 17:43:23

Just realistic, you sad Liberal dimwit excuses for normal people....if you like 'em so much, just let us know where you'd like 'em delivered.

countryhick1 - 14 Jan 2014 // 15:47:51

That's because he is .

Endimion - 14 Jan 2014 // 15:36:31

Seedy, you sound like an intolerant, racist bastard.

Seedy - 14 Jan 2014 // 12:39:10

Maybe they could all ask the previous owners of the geese and roosters to forgive them also? And perhaps thr electricity companies who unwittingly supplied the electricity to cook them? ;)

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