Every year on the night of January 13, villagers in Bulgaria gather in a festival to scare away evil and bring good health and bountiful crops.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, the construction was abandoned and its works of art severely damaged by vandalism.
Bulgaria wants North Macedonia to formally recognise that its language has Bulgarian roots, and to stamp out what it says is anti-Bulgarian rhetoric.
He told Euronews he was disgruntled by the "lipservice" he said the government paid to enacting real change in a country that has been labelled "the black sheep of the European Union" by Reporters Without Borders.
Raya was due to be euthanized by Norwegian authorities after she was confiscated due to not having the correct paperwork, but a petition, shared by the actor, has given her a chance at survival.
Biggest demonstrations so far in nearly two months of anti-government rallies
Bulgaria's storied location between East and West has given it plenty of Instagram-ready sights, but this is a soulful and quietly cosmopolitan land too, steeped in traditions that invite you to power down for a bit and savor the moment.
Thermal springs and mud therapy on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast
Tsarevets Fortress: Euronews visits Bulgaria's City of the Tsars, the heart of the second Bulgarian empire and now a popular tourist attraction
Roses and gold, forest green and sparkling azure blue, and after the first snows the gleam of bright white: for every season in Bulgaria there are captivating colors and unforgettable experiences to match.