The National List of the traditional rites and feasts represents group activities, skills and knowledge. Family, calendar and working rites, as well as village and city feasts and fairs, determine the rhythm of individual and community life. They keep the local, the regional and the national peculiarities alive and keep sustainable the varieties in ethnic and religious specifics.
Traditional rites and feasts contain intact ancient practices transmitted from generation to generation. In order to be included in the List they have to be still a life practice, to function in their natural environment, to have preserved their traditional meaning, as well as to be emblematic for a certain community.
Some rites and feasts, which do not cover those criteria but are considered specific for a definite ethnic or religious communities, might also be included in a case of being important for its self-awareness.
Зимен карнавал - джамал в с. Волуяк, Софийска област
1982 г. Архив на Института за фолклор при БАН
Кумичене (кичене на трънка) отс. Дряновец, Разградска област
1991 г. Архив на Института за фолклор при БАН.
Оплакване на Герман отс. Садина, Търговищка област
1991 г. Архив на Института за фолклор при БАН
Family rites - BIRTH GIVING, WEDDING, FUNERAL, SYUNET, “POMANA” OF A LIVING PERSON, ETC.
Calendar rites - CHRISTMAS, ST. BASIL’S DAY, TRI KRALYA, RAMADAN, PESAH, ETC.