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Elenski But festival in Elena gathers people from Veliko Tarnovo and the vicinity for its 6th edition

One of the most “delicious” festivals in Bulgaria is going to take place this weekend in the small mountainous town Elena Veliko Tarnovo. The so-called Elenski But feast has become extremely popular and is now being organized for a sixth consecutive year. The event attracts more and more people each year and it is now among the top-rated happenings of its kind. Continue Reading

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Elena But Festival for the 5th time

sushen-but-svinskiElena 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 3121185238with 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 .

Source: http://www.dnesbg.com/goreshti-novini/orkestar-underground-ot-sarbiya-idva-za-praznika-na-elenskiya-but.html

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Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2016 starts this Satuday

The 12th edition of the Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2016 is to be held on 15th, 16th and 17th July. It is part of the national rally championship organized by the Bulgarian Automobile Sport Federation. The total length of this stage is 295 km; 130 km of them are competitive and will be divided into 11 legs.

The official opening is on 15th July from 9 pm in Tvarditsa town square.

Source: http://www.rally-tvardica.com/za_rally_tvardica.html

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Elena celebrates its 3rd Honey Feast

The 3rd Honey Feast in the town of Elena will take place on July, 25th from 10.30 am in the town square. The festival is held under the Honey Conversations in Elena Style slogan. Many folklore singers and musicians as well as dance formations will take part in the celebrations. Visitors will hear interesting facts about honey, honey products and bees if they decide to attend the practical seminar at the Large Hall in the Municipality building. People will also be presented with the opportunity to taste different types of honey – linden, acacia, honey dew and thistle. Stalls of both local honey producers and such from other parts of the country will be set up too. Some of the events during the day will be the demonstration of various techniques related to producing honey and other bee products. There will be exhibitions, workshops, various contests and activities for children. The day will be closed down with the release of 100 Chinese lanterns in the sky.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/919069461545394/ official FB page of the event

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