Nestinari fire dance in the village of Bulgari

The beautiful dance on burning coals is a fantastic experience that everyone should witness at least once in their lives. Nestinarstvo is an ancient Bulgarian ritual that was once conducted not just in Bulgaria but also in White Sea Thrace. Today, the practice of this ritual, which was included to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in 2009, has been legitimately kept in only a few villages in the Strandzha Mountains – Bulgari, Kosti, and Brodilovo – and is conducted every year on June 3.