Legends, way of life, culture
The winter rites in the Teteven region start with Christmas and the very preparation for the holiday.
The traditional costumed of the men Balkandjii is black-colored, the women wore low-cut sleeveless dresses, the decoration with colorful woven embroidery was replaced by metal jewelry.
Library “Development” was founded in 1931. The new building of the library was opened in 1961.
Mountain peak Petrahilya is a symbol of the town of Teteven. It is 1179 m high. Its stone ridge, which is 130 m in height, is firs to meet the warm sun beams in the morning.
The name of the “Tsarichina” Reserve is connected with the wonderful legend about Tzar Ivan Assen’s daughter – Tamara. Tamara was suffering from an insidious disease, which was miraculously cured with the help of the small fiery red barefoot herb flower, which today the residents of Ribaritsa call “Tsarichina”.
Mountain peak Cherven is 1221 m high. It is the highest of the peaks surrounding the town of Teteven. It is called Cherven meaning red because the rising sun shines on it and makes it look red.
Mountain peak Ostrich is the most curious of the peaks surrounding the town of Teteven. It is 1069 m high. It can be distinguished from the other peaks for its conical shape, which resembles a volcanic cone.
The Haidushka (Rebel’s) polyana Meadow is located just 2 km away from the town of Teteven. It is 955 m high and the very crag descends 50 m downhill.