On September 22, Bulgaria celebrates one of the most significant events in its recent history. On this date, in 1908 the Bulgarian state, one of the oldest in Europe, declared its independence. This happened 30 years after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Thus, Bulgaria reappeared on the map of Europe after five centuries of Ottoman rule. The Bulgarian government decided that the declaration of the Independence of Bulgaria will take place on September 22, 1908, in the church “St. 40 Martyrs” in the old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo.
Things to do
For the second year in a row, Fusion Fest will be held in Veliko Tarnovo. From September 25th to 27th residents and guests of the city will enjoy a rich and varied program within the Fusion Fest. Fusion music-making is an innovative art that combines different traditional and modern cultures and genres. Mixing musical styles is part of the exchange of cultures between different nations.
With the onset of September, we begin to dream of cooler weather and the colourful autumn. And with that comes the Night of the Samovodska Charshia and the Crafts Festival. This year the festival will be held from 18 to 23 September 2020. What is more, the edition is a special one – its the X-th anniversary edition.
A Euronews team visited Veliko Tarnovo in order to film a short video about the old capital. The episode “Tsarevets Fortress: The City of the Tsars” from the “Postcards” section of the multilingual news media emphasizes the historical significance of the old Bulgarian capital, which is defined as a “true national treasure” and a “popular tourist destination”.