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The Bulgarian Tradition of Martenitsa – living in Bulgaria

Bulgarian people celebrate the day of Baba Marta (baba means ‘Grandma’ and Marta means ‘March’)

Every year on 1st of March, Bulgarian people celebrate a centuries-old tradition called the day of Baba Marta. Baba means ‘Grandma’ and Marta means ‘March’. The holiday is related to sending off the winter and welcoming the approaching spring. It is an old Bulgarian tradition, and all foreigners living in Bulgaria have wondered about it.

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festival Veliko Tarnovo
Entertainment, Events and Festivals, Food and Drink, Lifestyle, News, Things to do

The National Assembly of Sheep Breeders near Lyaskovets with new dates this year – festival Veliko Tarnovo

The biggest farm exhibition in our country

For the 12th consecutive year, the national assembly of sheep breeders will be held near Lyaskovets. Although traditionally the forum is always organised in the days around St. George’s Day,. This time, the event will fill the meadows around the Peter and Paul Monastery in the period of May 24-26.

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Visitors will have the opportunity to view over 1,000 purebred animals – sheep, goats, llamas, dogs, horses and donkeys. There will be also an exhibition of agricultural machinery, equipment, fodder, specialized literature and medicines for animal husbandry.

The large-scale forum will pass with its emblematic farming competitions and demonstrations. As well as an area for direct sales of sheep and goat milk and meat products, an organic market and organic food.

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Veliko Tarnovo entertainment
Entertainment, Lifestyle, News

The a cappella show “Voca People” – Veliko Tarnovo entertainment

The show will rock the Palace of Culture and Sports “Vasil Levski” in Veliko Tarnovo on March 9

The a cappella show “Voca People” will rock the “Vasil Levski” Palace of Culture and Sports in Veliko Tarnovo on March 9. This Veliko Tarnovo entertainment includes eight incredibly talented singer-comedians who master the art of beatboxing play an entire orchestra with just their voices. This is a show without instruments or sound effects! Award-winning, full of energy, irony and fun, this international phenomenon will bring the Veliko Tarnovo audience over a hundred favorite hits from Madonna and Michael Jackson to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. The performers pay special attention to Mozart!

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For 15 months, Voca toured only in America. There was also a Paris “run” – 500 concerts. Then the whole of France, Belgium, Switzerland, South America, Asia, four tours in China, three in Korea and the same number in Singapore. More than 40 countries, more than 3 million tickets sold.

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veliko tarnovo transport
News, Transport

Veliko Tarnovo transport – BDZ restores the fast train Gorna Oryahovitsa – Kazanlak – Plovdiv

FINALLY! A train connects Northern and Southern Bulgaria!

From 12.02.2014 BDZ restores the direct fast train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Plovdiv via Veliko Tarnovo. It also connects Dryanovo, Tryavna, Kazanlak, Karlovo and Banya, with convenient connections to and from Gabrovo and Hisar.

The two trains were canceled in the summer of 2023. After the repair work at the Plovdiv railway junction forced the suspension of train traffic between Plovdiv and Filipovo station. Since the deadline for launching the section has been postponed several times and there is still no traffic on it, trains No. 4631 and No. 4632 will run to and from Filipovo station, located in the northern part of Plovdiv.

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Lifestyle, News, Sights

A medieval pub from the 13th century was discovered during excavations – news Veliko Tarnovo

The discovery was made at the old part of the town, just under Tsarevets fortress

Interesting news Veliko Tarnovo an unusual find came out during rescue excavations on “Ksiliforska” Street near the replacement of the water pipe. On December 12, archaeologist Ilian Petrakiev came across a pit with 13 almost identical vessels – 12 clay and 1 glass, from the 13th century.

They represented jugs with handles with a capacity of a liter – a liter and a half, and their uniformity suggests that it is a medieval pub. And not only that, but glasses and even a bottle came out.

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