Culture & Identity of Bulgaria
The culture and way of life in Bulgaria is one that is based on historic culture,
but also that is changing due to an ever evolving economy as many people are moving
to the cities and today nearly three quarters of the population lives in cities
Today most jobs in Bulgaria are in the cities and there is a significant loss of
agricultural jobs and a growing number of jobs in the industrial and services sectors.
This movement to the cities and jobs in industries with more regular hours means
the way of life in Bulgaria today is growing more and more similar to the way of
life found in many other European countries.
Today a huge number of people work from about 9:00 am to about 5:00 pm as schools
also have a regular schedule. These standard hours mean life is more segregated
into work time and personal time, but life is still all about family, friends, and
Although jobs and schedules have changed, free time is consumed with family and
friends. While many people still spend this time at home, as entertainment options
expand, especially in the cities, how free time is spent is changing.