Etiquette in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is located in Eastern Europe and has a population of 7.2 million people.

The nation is a unitary parliamentary republic.

The official language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian.

Residents follow orthodoxy, while a small portion follow Islam.

The currency of Bulgaria is the lev.

Formal greetings are usual. Handshakes are the norm, as is direct eye contact. Don’t offer a hug or a kiss on the cheek if you aren’t a friend or family.

If you are invited to a home and want to bring a gift, flowers or spirits are good gifts for your host and hostess. However, don’t bring chrysanthemums, gladiolas, or lilies. Don’t make your gift something that is too expensive, as it may embarrass them.

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