For a lot of U.S. citizens, Bulgaria is the country Victor Krum calls home in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
While it's doubtful the eastern European country doesn't relish being featured prominently by author J.K. Rowling in books and on the silver screen, Bulgarians in Atlanta want people to know their homeland is about more than just fielding the reigning Quidditch World Cup champions.
The Bulgarian American Association of Georgia is staging the first Bulgarian Festival, Sunday, 6 September 2015.
The mission of the Bulgaria Festival Atlanta is to increase the cultural, artistic and educational offerings of Bulgarian culture and language in the state of Georgia and surrounding regions.
Organizers aim to encourage a love and appreciation for language, foster a deeper understanding of humanity, and cultivate a connection to history and world cultures. The Bulgarian American Association of Georgia hopes the event will stimulate audience members to think, feel, and learn about themselves as well as their local and global communities.
For more information, visit www.bulgariafestival.com.