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Bulgaria

Most Bulgarians are born into the Bulgarian Orthodox church.
. The Church has long played a role in retaining a sense of being "Bulgarian", acting as the default support system under Ottoman and Communist rule.
. Despite Communist attempts the Church held firm and upon the fall of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party in Bulgaria the church experienced a revival  - religious holidays were celebrated again, baptisms and church weddings gained in popularity.

The Role of the Family

. The family is the fundamental social unit and much of society is based around it.
. Families still tend to be extended rather than nucleur.
. Several generations may still all be found under the same roof.
. The family is generally very close and forms large networks of mutual assistance and support.

Hierarchical Society

. A common characteristic of strong family orientated societies is that they tend to also have hierarchical structures with corresponding rules of behaviours that enforce people's roles.
. In Bulgaria respect and honour is given to people with age and position.
. In normal social situations this is manifest where the oldest in the group is greeted first, accorded a title, served first or offered the best food at the table.
. With such perks also come responsibilities, for example they would be responsible for making decisions for the group.

History and Culture

. Bulgarians are very proud of their culture and heritage.
. Stories and folklore still form an important part of life where legends and traditions and are passed between the generations.
. These are also captured in poetic songs, rituals, music, dance, costumes and jewelry.