Visit Bulgaria on Whidbey

Saturday – December 7th 

Experience Bulgaria on Whidbey Island


 Northwest Language Academy & Cultural Center

5023 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260

2:00pm-5:00pm – Secrets of Bulgaria Cooking Class 

5:30pm-9:00pm – Bulgarian Dinner and Performance

Attend one or both – Registration required


Bulgaria’s cultural identity enjoys a broad scope. Bulgarian folk costumes can be seen during Bulgaria’s holidays and festivals. Bulgarian traditional foods exhibit influences from neighboring regions and the 500 years of Ottoman reign in the region – enjoy them through the year and on special occasions, such Christmas, Easter and social celebrations.
The Bulgarian Voices of Seattle choir, directed by Mary Sherhart will be performing after the dinner. The group, with its lush choral arrangements and dissonant, haunting call-and-response, provides a musical bridge to its members’ traditions and cultural past, not only singing together, but teaching and sharing customs and holiday rituals with the community and with one another.  The choir will be joined by traditional Bulgarian musician and dancers. NWLA is pleased to be working with the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle on this event. Seating is limited; reservation recommended.
imagesBulgaria has existed since the 7th century and existed as an empire for seven centuries, until it came under Ottoman rule for 500 years. It regained its independence and embraced communism after WWII. Today it is a parliamentary democracy and a part of the European Union.
Old_Bulgarian_alphabetBulgarian is a Slavic language, with differences such as suffixed indefinite articles and an absence of verb infinitives. The Cyrillic alphabet, which was developed in Bulgaria during the 10th century, became the third official alphabet of the European Union after Bulgaria’s accession.
Saturday December 7th ~ MOI KOLEDA Language of Food Bulgaria

Secrets of Bulgaria Cooking Class: 2:00pm-5:00pm ($35)

Dinner and Performance: 5:30pm-9:00pm ($65)

Northwest Language Academy & Cultural Center

5023 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260


Registration required – Bring a family member or friend

Whidbey AIR logo 20130513 180x124WhidbeyAIR has been invited to partake in this event – and been granted the opportunity to record it.   Thanks to the Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center the invitation and permission to record – we happily accept.

Airing of the event will take place 2 weeks following the event.  We’ll keep you posted when it goes on air.

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Recorded at NWLA by WhidbeyAIR in Summer of 2014