After 110 years, Prince Ferdinand arrives again with the royal train at the Trapezitsa station in Veliko Tarnovo. The Bulgarian ruler together with the Prime Minister Alexander Malinov and the officials will be greeted by the Mayor. The Manifesto for declaring the independence of Bulgaria will be read there. Then Prince Ferdinand will be declared a Bulgarian king.
There will be a Banitsa fest in Karantsi, a village in the Veliko Tarnovo district on 11th of August.
The banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian bakery, which consists of rolled up or layered sheets of loose dough with stuffing between them. Various fillings are used – most often cheese or cottage cheese, with or without added eggs. The dish can also be made with vegetables, meat, fruits and so on. It is usually baked in an oven.
The 7th emblematic for the summer season – Watermelon Festival, which is traditionally held in the village of Nikyup near Veliko Tarnovo, is coming. The Watermelon Festival will take place on August 4.
Every year guests from all over the country come here. The festival is accompanied by a lot of music and dancing people. Every year, guests have the opportunity to enjoy an exhibition of local and visiting watermelon producers, a procession with watermelon lanterns, carving demonstrations and so on. The organizers also plan to have a watermelon eating contest and many other surprises. Besides the carving demonstrations, there will be also body art painting and many games. Some of the games include rolling watermelons, guessing their weight and colour and bowling with watermelons. The village of Nikyup is known for growing high-quality local watermelons – sweet and with a thin peel.
More than 5 thousand participants and over 400 collectives will participate in the festival “Folklore Izvor”, which will be held in early August in the village of Tsarevets, Veliko Tarnovo region. This year, students of the professional folklore schools in Kotel, Shiroka Luka, Varna, Sofia, Bourgas and others will also dance in the forum.
A lot of cultural events Veliko Tarnovo to take place this summer.
Once again Veliko Tarnovo will be transformed into Verona in the Balkans this summer, when the Tsarevets fortress will again be the arena of open-air opera productions. Eight will be the titles in the Third Season of the Bulgarian Opera Theaters “Stage of the Ages”. The big summer festival, winner of the prestigious label “Europe at the festivals. Festivals for Europe “for 2017 and 2018, will start on July 14th and will continue until September 5th.