Design for a Vienna cafe in Blevedere Holiday Club

Design for a Vienna cafe in Blevedere Holiday Club

Grand Montana - Bansko

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Bulgarians Stick to Traditions in Everyday Life, Survey Shows

Bulgarians Stick to Traditions in Everyday Life, Survey Shows

16.10.2019
October 16 (BTA) - Bulgarians are sticklers for traditions, and nearly two-thirds of adults remain just a finger away from anything related to land and nature, Gallup International found in a survey intended to identify features of contemporary Bulgarian lifestyle 30 years after the start of democratic changes in this country. The survey is part of Gallup's monthly research programme. It was conducted between September 4 and 10 among 802 respondents and is representative for the country's population over 18. Over 60 per cent of Bulgarians prefer homemade rakiya, have friends and/or relatives who raise livestock for food and fruit trees, and frequently use homemade preserves, the survey finds. Over 70 per cent of respondents said that they frequently use homemade preserves and pickles. Obviously, contemporary lifestyle offering easy access to local supermarkets has not killed this tradition. In some cases, use of homemade products is even much preferred to state-controlled produce. Sixty-six per cent of respondents, for example, said they prefer homemade rakiya, not one bought from a store. Just one in four interviewees think otherwise. Seventy-seven per cent of Bulgarians regard hanging the washing at the balcony as preferable, although the effect of this practice on urban facades and skyscape is questionable. Over two-thirds of the participants in the survey also said that they would rather have any guests take off their shoes and leave them at the door, compared to one-fourth of the respondents who would not. Although the examples above show that some habits die hard, a tongue-in-cheek analysis discovers that they are difficult to change even under the influence of mass media and foreign cultural role models. Besides everything else, such habits are rooted in the environment in which a large portion of Bulgarians have to live. However, tradition is "floored" when it comes to home improvement, as 55 per cent said they would not cope on their own, compared to 41 per cent who still do and would not rely on professionals. Men and women differ considerably in their responses to this subject, unlike in the case of the other questions. Younger urban dwellers and, respectively, higher income earners, tend to drift farther from traditional customs and tastes. However, even among the youngest, nearly half of those interviewed prefer hanging washing at the balcony or telling guests to unshoe at the door. Most residents of the capital city have given up animal and crop husbandry and do-it-yourself home improvement, but they still make their own preserves for the winter, drink homemade rakiya, and hang their washing at the balcony. MY/BR // Source: Sofia, http://www.bta.bg/en/c/NW/id/2091002
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