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Easter in Veliko Tarnovo will be celebrated in Tsarevets fortress

After a three-year break, the brightest Christian holiday – the Resurrection of Christ, will be again celebrated in Veliko Tarnovo on top of the Tsarevets fortress. Exactly at midnight on April 23-24, dozens of church bells will ring the old capital city, and the beneficent fire will be carried out by the Patriarchal Museum of the Ascension. An Easter service will be held in front of the historic church.

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Rules for entering Bulgaria for the holidays
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Rules for entering Bulgaria for the Christmas and New Year holidays

In connection with the growing number of inquiries of Bulgarian citizens, who are about to travel to Bulgaria for the Christmas and New Year holidays, the Ministry of Health recalls the rules for entering the country.

Persons arriving from the “green zone” and the “orange zone” (countries where at the time of assessment, the 14-day morbidity is lower than 500 per 100,000 population) are admitted to the territory of the country upon presentation of an EU digital COVID certificate, a negative test, or a document similar to the digital certificate. The similar document has to contain the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate if the arrivals are from a non-EU country.

A "green certificate" is needed to enter almost all establishments in Bulgaria
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The Christmas lights in Veliko Tarnovo will be lit with a musical flashmob

A Christmas flashmob in Veliko Tarnovo will light up the Christmas lights. The attractive event will take place exactly at 17:00 on December 1 (next Wednesday), next to the big Christmas tree in front of the Municipality. The flashmob was planned for this Friday (November 26), but due to the expected rain, it has been postponed to December 1.

The Christmas spirit and mood will be brought by the talents of the popular Junior Band brass band. The central part of the Old Capital will be voiced by popular melodies in a special arrangement, performed in the unique way, typical for the musicians from “Emilian Stanev” Secondary School.

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The annual Christmas Bazaar in Veliko Tarnovo opens on November 26

The beloved by young and old Christmas Bazaar in Veliko Tarnovo opens at the end of the week. From November 26 to December 31, for the residents and guests of the Old Capital, Marno Pole Park will be turned into a fabulous Christmas town. As every year, the houses will offer various souvenirs, handmade products, a variety of meat delicacies, sweet treats, traditional mulled wine and more.

For the first time, new wooden pavilions will be located at the bazaar to present an even greater variety of Christmas decorations, toys, souvenirs, seasonal goods and many more festive sugar and culinary temptations. Children will be able to send their letters to Santa in the special Christmas mail, which will be open until December 21. To get an answer, the assistants of the white-bearded old man advise all the kids not to forget to write a return address in their wishes.

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