The seventh edition of the Banitsa Festival is being organized in the village of Novo Gradishte.
The organizers are the City Hall, the “Nov zhivot” PC and the “Zora 1925” NP. The festival will beon September 16 in the village centre. For another year the masters of twisted, turned and pulled buns will present their culinary masterpieces of traditional Bulgarian food.
This year’s culinary festival is competitive, and the best banitsa in two categories will be awarded – for salty and sweet.
“Something tasty with a carrot” – taste the unique traditional Bulgarian food
This unique festival is dedicated to vegetables. Also, it is organised only in Bulgaria and will have its 18th edition in Zlataritsa. With it, the city honours its Gurbetchii gardeners, with the help of whom the local church and school were built. In the past, every year, 600–700 people went on gurbet, but they came back and helped with the common affairs.
This year, Tsar Zelenchuk will be the carrot. Therefore, the organisers from the Municipality challenge all future participants to prepare a garden or vegetable soup of their choice. Applications for participation in the Municipal Administration are now being accepted; the deadline is August 25.
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The festival will be held for the fourth
consecutive year in the village of Balvan near Veliko Tarnovo. This time,
it will take place on August 31st, Saturday from 9.30 am and will be called
“The Banitsa on weekdays and holidays”. Around 20 people from all
over the country have signed up to participate with the traditional Bulgarian delicacy and in the folklore program.
There will be a Banitsa fest in Karantsi, a village in the Veliko Tarnovo district on 11th of August.
The banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian bakery, which consists of rolled up or layered sheets of loose dough with stuffing between them. Various fillings are used – most often cheese or cottage cheese, with or without added eggs. The dish can also be made with vegetables, meat, fruits and so on. It is usually baked in an oven.