A stunning new light and sound show called Asenevtsi might have its premiere on 22 March at Tsarevets. The spectacle is about the Second Bulgarian Kingdom when Veliko Tarnovo was the capital of Bulgaria. The story presents our glorious kings – from Peter and Asen to Kaloyan, Ivan Asen II and his great victory at Klokotnitsa in which he defeated the ruler of Thessalonica Theodore Comnenus on March 9, 1230.
Veliko Tarnovo now has a new tourist map which is available for free – you can grab your copy from the Tourist Information Centre at 5 Hristo Botev Str as well as from the sites which are advertised on it. The first circulation is of 10,000 pieces. The map itself measures 48×35 cm and is bilingual (Bulgarian and English). The most prominent historical and cultural sites are marked on it as well as information about transport, places to dine and entertain and various types of services provided in the town.
Veliko Tarnovo and Pavlikeni will join the international Tree of Europe Campaign which will be held on October 19th simultaneously in 19 European countries. Tomorrow at 11 am trees will be planted in selected towns across the 19 participating nations. At 11:00 in Veliko Tarnovo a North American Liriodendron tulipifera L will be planted near the main alley in Sveta Gora Park, the most iconic and beautiful park of Veliko Tarnovo. In the same hour Ginkgo biloba L will be planted in the gardens Of Pavlikeni Hospital
The event is part of the pan-European celebrations of the 25th anniversary of ENA – European Association for nursery goods. Back in June Pavlikeni hosted the summer meeting of the association. This Pan-European happening will also be used by the nursery sector in each country to remind politicians of the importance of Green Cities in providing better living conditions for their citizens.
ENA (European Nurserystock Association) is an organization representing nurserystock producers’ organizations all over Europe considering the need for closer economic, social and cultural cooperation at European level and conscious of their responsibility towards the nursery stock profession and mindful to obtain and further the health and prosperity of the nursery stock industry.
The most awarded Bulgarian circus famous all over the world is visiting Veliko Tarnovo. The circus is actually known worldwide as The Bulgarian national circus. It will welcome everyone with a programme full of spectacular attractions and performances including the Flying Motorcycle and the Globe of Death. Artist from 8 countries will take part in the show. The chapiteau is set up behind Billa store at the roundabout near Praktiker. The circus is staying in Veliko Tarnovo for five days– 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th and 16th October – with shows starting from 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm in the first four days and from 11 am and 4.30 pm on the last day (Sunday). Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office on the site; prices vary from 3/10 leva (for children) up to 30 leva for a seat at the front row.
The Show Programme:
Part One: Overture
PARADE OF ARTISTS
1. Flying motorcycle –Nikolai and Velizara Balkanski
2. Classical Dance – Aleksandrina – Bulgaria
3. Reprise – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
4. Balance cylinders – Ducak – Ukraine
5. Antre – Cinema – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
6. Modern Velofiguristika – Ivo Sivkov – Bulgaria
7. Balans free ladder – Duo Badea – Romania
8. Repriz – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
9. Wheel of death – Nikolai and Velizara Balkanski
Elena is preparing for the 5th edition of the Elenski But Festival. The event will take place from 14th till 16th October. The programme kick starts with a concert on Friday (14th) from 6.30 pm in Hristo Botev Square. During the three days the place will come to life with many re-enactments, attractions, degustations, competitions and exhibitions.
The renowned Elenski but is a dry-cured ham from which is a popular delicacy throughout the country. The meat is salted and rubbed with herbs and then left to dry in the air. It has a specific taste and can be preserved in the course of several years, owing much to the climatic conditions of the Balkan Mountains region where Elena is located.
Saturday celebrations start at 10 am with the recreation of an old tradition – pig scorching over a pit; it will be staged near the Town Market. The Elena But Feast will be officially opened at 10.30 with the opening ceremony taking place in the Town Square. The dancing and music programme starts right after that. Kaleto Park will host a competition for the strongest balkandzhiya (mountain dweller) at 2 pm. After noon Bakalovata Kushta is the place for your children to have some fun. From 2 till 4 you can taste and sample wines and meat delicacies at the Tourist Information Centre. The fest will finish on Sunday with a fun artists’ show from 10 am .