Motorcycle santas ride through Bulgaria

Participant Antoni Atanasov said the idea started with donating money, clothes and food to an orphanage. In order to maintain social distancing measures this year, the event was limited to a ride through central Sofia.

Many Bulgarians taking a walk outside on Saturday waved to the column of Santas on bikes.

The country will keep secondary schools, shopping malls, cafes, gyms and restaurants closed and group tourist visits banned until January 31. However, hotel restaurants will reopen on December 22 at 50% of their capacity and only until 10 p.m.