One more festival to the rich list of culinary holidays in Gorna Oryahovitsa – Gornooryahovski pot festival.
This Veliko Tarnovo festival will happen in November. Within two days there will be a very rich program with visiting culinary stars, various entertainment. Also there will be a culinary challenges for parents and children, and tastings of the famous Gornooryahovski meals.
This is not only a culinary event, we want it to have an educational effect as well. During these two days, the children will learn something more about the history of the city. About the traditions on which our today’s culture is based, explains Petya Ivanova. Her idea is to add this festival to the cultural program of the Municipality.
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The municipality of Lyaskovets organizes for the holiday of vine growers and winemakers a competition to select a master winemaker. It will also include a traditional wine tasting and a festive program for the residents and guests of Lyaskovets.
The municipal competition for choosing the best homemade wine. This has become a tradition and will be held on February 13, 2024 at the Museum of Horticulture. By statute, adults with permanent residence in the municipality of Lyaskovets have the right to participate in it.
Regional History Museum – Veliko Tarnovo showed the latest archaeological finds from a Roman necropolis
One of the interesting Veliko Tarnovo news is that the most valuable finds from the rich necropolis from the Roman era were presented to the media in the old capital. The necropolis was discovered at the end of last year near the village of Nova Varbovka, Strazhitsa.
The necropolis was discovered by a local farmer at the end of November during autumn plowing. When his tractor plow hit a large limestone slab and in the hole he saw human bones. The farmer notified the mayor of the village and the police. They called the archaeologist from the regional historical museum in Veliko Tarnovo, Nedko Elenski, to the spot. And it was established that it was an ancient grave. Month-long rescue archeological research followed in severe weather conditions and amid abundant December mud. In the course of the work, archaeologists Nedko Elenski, Kalin Chakarov and Mihaela Tomanova discovered a second, earlier grave.
Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo during the holidays
Visit a museum – working hours during the Christmas and New Year holidays
“Tsarevets” architectural-museum reserve will receive tourists non-stop during the holidays, such as on December 31 this year. the fortress will be open for visits from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and on January 1, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The “Tsarevgrad Tarnov” multimedia visitor center will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31 2023 and on January 1, 2024.
Church “St. 40 Martyrs” will not work on December 31, 2023 and January 1, 2024. Church “Nativity” will not work on December 31 and January 1. On the temple holiday – December 25, the temple will be open for free visits from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with no candles allowed, except for the interior candlesticks.
If you are wondering what to do in Veliko Tarnovo in December, we have the perfect suggestion for you.
Traditional Christmas bazaar in Veliko Tarnovo
Up to January 1 of the new year, “Marno Pole” park is a peculiar Christmas town, full of fabulous surprises.
For the first time, the attractions of the bazaar are located together with the festive stage in front of the entrance to the Summer Theatre. An interesting and festive music programme awaits you throughout the month with the participation of local performers, formations, and groups.
For the second year in a row, next to the traditional houses, the new wooden pavilions will be located to present an even greater variety of goods.
At the Christmas Bazaar you’ll find great Christmas gifts and decorations, lucky charms, candles, leather and woodwork, home and tree decorations, handmade jewellery, paintings, iris photography, and much more.