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THE PEOPLE /
With the exception of the coastal settlements, the Strandja inhabitants belong to the East Rupian ethnographic society. Their dialect resembles the one of the people in Rhodopi Mountain. In the park itself there are 19 villages and 2 towns with total of 9000 inhabitants.
In Strandja the processes of urbanization have not managed to extinguish the traditions and customs of the local people as it happened in many other places. The distinctive spirituality of the Strandja's inhabitants is still alive in the folklore, in the holiday calendar, in the monuments of the cultaral heritage.
Ancient History:
Around the 5th century BC the mountain was inhabited by the thracian tribes "Tini" and "Asti" who were part of the Odrisk kingdom. ... Ancient History
Architecture:
A real idea of this type of architecture give the ensembles of old houses in the villages of Brashlian (architectural preserve), Stoilovo, Kondolovo, Kosti ... Architecture
Fire dancing:
Fire-dancing called Nestinarstvo extends a bridge between the past and the future, and shows a tiny fragment of the cultural heritage of our nation. It ... Fire dancing
Panagirs, village gatherings:
In Strandzha Mountain the fairs ("panagyrs") are usually organized in summer. The winter patrons - St. Athanasius and St. Nicholas used to be ... Panagirs, village gatherings
 
The People
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