The Bulgar diaspora people in Europe are predominantly native to the country of Bulgaria and neighboring regions.
Famous for its rich salads required at every meal, Bulgarian cuisine is also noted for the diversity and quality of dairy products. Bulgarian cuisine features also a variety of hot and cold soups, an example of a cold soup being tarator.
Initial greetings are formal and reserved. Greetings consist of a firm handshake, direct eye contact and the appropriate greeting for the time of day. Address people with their titles. Only friends and family address each other with first names and possibly a hug or kiss.
The majority of the Bulgar people are nominally members of the Bulgarian Christian Orthodox Church. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is the independent national church of Bulgaria. The church is the heart of community life and reinforces the Bulgar peoples distinct people group identity.