Dear friends of folklore!
In the eve of upcoming 2017 and the celebration of one of the brightest and the most blessed Christian holidays - Christmas, I turn to you and your families with warm and sincere feelings!

In these filled with excitement and magic days of holiness, love and harmony fill our hearts and brighten our souls. The Miracle of Christmas makes sense only when it happens in all of us, because the beauty of Christmas is in warmth of a family home, in traditions and customs, in faith in the Birth of Christ and in love between people.

This is the time when we have the opportunity to give a meaning in life. This is the time to figure out what we have done, what paths we have chosen during the past year. 2016 was a rich and fruitful year, with many shared joys of creative successes and victories. We are saying goodbye with gratitude and wishes for even greater ones in the new 2017th. 

I wish to all of us, not to lose our hope and faith for brighter future, to humble our souls, and do not forget the eternal values that unite us - the connection with our roots. Only then, we will be able to become better, to learn to love more, to understand better and to create miracles with our deeds.

May we be blessed!
May this Christmas be bright and cheerful! Merry Christmas!
May the New 2017 year be peaceful and prosperous! Happy New Year!

Kaloyan Nikolov
President of the
European Association of 
Folklore festivals – EAFF