The twelfth edition of the “Night of the Samovodska charshiya and Festival of Crafts” will be held between 20-24.09
Over the years, the event has established itself as an invariable part of the cultural calendar of the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo.
In order to turn it into a real colorful holiday and delight the residents and guests of the city, the program foresees many events every day. And more than 60 participants from all over the country will contribute to the good mood with their wonderful handmade goods. Cant miss this entertainment in Veliko Tarnovo.
The international folklore festival Veliko Tarnovo will celebrate its 25th consecutive edition in a spectacular way.
The international folklore festival Veliko Tarnovo starts on July 23 up to July 29 at the Summer Theater in the old capital. Concerts starting at 8 p.m. and admission free. Groups from Costa Rica, Egypt, China, India, Georgia, Colombia, Morocco, Hawaii, Mexico and Bulgaria will take part in the program. The slogan of this year’s edition is “Friends will be friends”, announced Stiliyana Yorgova, director of the International Folklore Festival. “Stories like this will remain in time and look for their continuation, not only because the Festival, as we all call it, is a celebration and established tradition for generations already. This is a magic that must be experience”, says Yorgova.
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.
On March 3, 1878, the Peace Treaty between Russia and the then Ottoman Empire was signed, ending the Russo-Turkish War, which began in 1877 and thus marked the beginning of the Third Bulgarian State. The date of March 3 was declared a National holiday in 1890. This year marks the 142 years anniversary of the liberation of Bulgaria. Find the festive program in Veliko Tarnovo down below.
A rich cultural program awaits citizens and guests of Veliko Tarnovo on the eve of Independence Day – 3D mapping show, guided tour, fireworks and more.