Great interest today at the opening of the new “Absolut +” store in Pavlikeni, Veliko Tarnovo. This is the second supermarket “Absolut +” in the town and is located near the stadium of 63 “Ruski” blvd. Hours before the official opening in front of it had gathered hundreds of citizens, eager to visit the store.
This is not just a commercial store but it also offers a lot more for the residents and visitors of the town. There is an exhibition of the Pavlikeni history, a small library that everyone can use for free and the area is equipped with a children’s playground and a recreation area. The supermarket also offers free bikes that can be used against a customer card together with a purchase over 5 leva and the return time is 24 hours.
Pavlikeni is organizing its Egg Feast for the fourth time on April, 29th. The celebrations start at 11 am in the Kiril Rakarov Town Park and are going to last 11 hours. Sponsor and co-organizer of the fest will be the local Haypro Egg Factory which will provide 4000 eggs for the day. Cooking contest, concert, competitions and many attractions will be featured in the feast. An egg-shaped photo corner will also be available.
Everyone will be presented with the opportunity to taste the delicious omelettes prepared on the spot. This year they will be 1001! Also many egg-related crafts will be demonstrated and there will be many stalls with souvenirs, sweet treats and flowers. A specially designated area will show traditions typical for the villages in the area.
A key point in the day will be the cooking competition where everyone can show their skills in preparing appetizers, dishes and desserts from eggs. The jury will be headed by the renowned cook Ivan Zvezdev. All the prizes will be egg-shaped.
A large stage will also be set up; throughout the day it will hosts the performances of many artists, musicians and bands.
Liriodendron tulipifera L
Veliko Tarnovo and Pavlikeni will join the international Tree of Europe Campaign which will be held on October 19th simultaneously in 19 European countries. Tomorrow at 11 am trees will be planted in selected towns across the 19 participating nations. At 11:00 in Veliko Tarnovo a North American Liriodendron tulipifera L will be planted near the main alley in Sveta Gora Park, the most iconic and beautiful park of Veliko Tarnovo. In the same hour Ginkgo biloba L will be planted in the gardens Of Pavlikeni Hospital
The event is part of the pan-European celebrations of the 25th anniversary of ENA – European Association for nursery goods. Back in June Pavlikeni hosted the summer meeting of the association. This Pan-European happening will also be used by the nursery sector in each country to remind politicians of the importance of Green Cities in providing better living conditions for their citizens.
ENA (European Nurserystock Association) is an organization representing nurserystock producers’ organizations all over Europe considering the need for closer economic, social and cultural cooperation at European level and conscious of their responsibility towards the nursery stock profession and mindful to obtain and further the health and prosperity of the nursery stock industry.
Pavlikeni is organizing its Egg Feast for the third time on May, 14th. The celebrations start at 2 pm and are going to last till the sun sets down. Sponsor and co-organizer of the fest will be the local Haipro Egg Factory which will provide more than 3000 eggs for the day. Cooking contest, concert, competitions as well as souvenir stalls and many attractions will be featured in the feast. The Mayor of Pavlikeni Emanuil Manolov is promising this year visitors and participants will have even more fun.
Everyone will be presented with the opportunity to taste the delicious omelettes prepared on the spot. Also many egg-related crafts will be demonstrated and there will be many stalls with souvenirs, sweet treats and flowers. A specially designated area will show traditions typical for the villages in the area. People from the village of Paskalevets with also present their rakiya which is made according to a secret ancient recipe using herbs, honey and the Sun.
The statue of Valchan Voyvoda
A monument of the legendary Valchan Voyvoda (military commanders of Slavic populations) was officially open last Saturday in the village of Rayuvtsi in Elena Balkans. This is the only monument of the famous haydutin (a romanticised hero figure who steals from, and leads his fighters into battle against the Ottoman Empire). The memorial statue is full-length and made of white stone; it towers over Yovkovtsi Reservoir at Valchova Polyana (meadow). Valchan is one of the most famous Bulgarian rebels who devoted 80 years of his life to revel activity. All the money which Valchan Voyvoda obtained was given away for the liberation of Bulgaria and education of the Bulgarian population. He was born on January 7th, 1775 and died on March 23rd, 1879 at the age of 104.