Welcome to Bulgaria is a contest for foreigners living or temporarily staying in Bulgaria. The contest in Welcome to Bulgaria took place from February to June 2010 within “Slavi’s Show”. Initially 1500 foreigners expressed their interest to participate. A special committee selected 120 of them for the casting and ten finalists were chosen. They all had a different story and a different point of view towards us Bulgarians.
The finalists received tasks connected with Bulgarian customs, traditions, and morals through which they revealed their knowledge of Bulgarian national mentality and way of life. Their performances were judged by a jury and at the finals – by the audience. The Mexican Horacio Gonzalez won the contest. He won a traditional Bulgarian house in the beautiful village Draganovo, 15 km from the old Bulgarian capital – Veliko Tarnovo.