Participants from five countries are arriving in Veliko Tarnovo for the seventh edition of the International Festival of Historical Restorations “Medieval Tarnovgrad” this weekend.
From June 24 to 26 at the Tsarevets Fortress they will recreate the everyday life, arts and military skills of Bulgaria, Byzantium and Europe from the XII-XIV centuries. Reconstructions on “Tsar Ivan Alexander – Love and Diplomacy” will include over 180 participants.
For the nineteenth time, residents and guests of Veliko Tarnovo will celebrate Enyovden a.k.a. Midsummer’s Day. The Day of the summer solstice, medicinal herbs and ancient magical rituals will be celebrated with the holiday “Enyovden at the Samovodska Charshia” on June 24.
Popular yoga instructors will teach for free in the old capital for a whole week. In the period 20 – 26 June, free practices will be held here with the idea to charge everyone present with positive energy and to attract as many people as possible to a healthy lifestyle. The initiative came from TarnovoRuns and the tireless Dr. Kalin Vassilev. Within the action there will be 14 yoga lessons from 10 instructors.
The event is held on the occasion of World Yoga Day and has already become a tradition for Veliko Tarnovo.
Joint concert with the rock musicians from B.T.R. will perform the team of the Music and Drama Theater “Konstantin Kisimov” in Veliko Tarnovo. The concert entitled “Musical and Rock” will be presented for the first time to the public on June 16 at 8 pm on the open stage of the Summer Theater in the old capital. The musicians from B.T.R. will play with the orchestra of the Veliko Tarnovo Theater with conductor Maestro Georgi Patrikov. Nasko from BTR, Teodora Petrova, Mirjana Kalushkova and Gergana Stoyanova will take part in the program as soloists. Special guests in the musical evening will be the young talents from “Junior Band” at “Emilian Stanev” Secondary School, led by Yordan Tsvetanov.
After many years of discussion, a contract was finally signed for the construction of a tunnel under Shipka Peak. The idea of a direct connection between North and South Bulgaria dates back 125 years. It is expected that this will increase traffic safety and facilitate the passage of drivers on both sides of Stara Planina mountain throughout the year. This project will also have a positive impact on tourism, as well as the economic and social development of the region. According to the Road Infrastructure Agency, with the construction of the tunnel, heavy goods traffic should increase by more than 90 percent, and light traffic – by more than 50 percent. Calculations show that traffic through the tunnel will be twice as high and will increase to more than 10,000 vehicles per day. The facility should be completed in 3.5 years.