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Pumpkin Festival in Sevlievo (14 – 18 Octomber)

best pumpkinsA Pumpkin Feast is annually held in Sevlievo – a culinary festival celebrating local traditional dishes, delicacies and crafts, created in the capital of pumpkins – Sevlievo.

Event Agenda:

15.10.2015 (Thursday)

The theatre performance Pumpkin Tale will be staged at Mara Belcheva Hall of Culture.

After the show ends, the Pumpkin Temptations Contest which presents various dishes made from pumpkin – pumpkin stuffed with meat, roasted pumpkin boats with mince, pumpkin desserts, etc. and The Best Pumpkin Contest for the heaviest pumpkin, longest pumpkin, smallest pumpkin, etc. Continue Reading

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Veliko Tarnovo marks the Chinese New Year in February, 2016

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Lion Dance

Veliko Tarnovo will officially mark the Chinese New Year in February 2016 with a varied and attractive program. This was agreed at a meeting between Veliko Tarnovo Deputy Mayor Daneva-Snezhana Ivanova and the cultural counsellor with the Chinese embassy in Bulgaria Yin Yali. The main aspects of the future event were outlined during the talks. Preparations begin next month.

Until now, the Chinese New Year had been officially celebrated only in Sofia and Varna. In February 2016 a 40-strong ensemble from the Asian country will visit the Old capital of Bulgaria. The program will include lots of music and dancing, circus and acrobatics numbers, as well as the particularly attractive Lion Dance. Exhibitions and presentation of traditional oriental arts and crafts are also on the agenda for the event.

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Along the footsteps of the Bulgarian state

Free sightseeing tour is being organized by the Regional History Museum the reason being the Independence Day, 22 September and the 830th anniversary of the Uprising of Asenevtsi. The Along the footsteps of the Bulgarian state tour will happen on 22nd September and will include key sites related to the history of the Veliko Tarnovo.

The tour starts at 2 pm from the Church of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki. People can join the walk at any point. The tour will be guided.

After the walk the Prison Museum and the Museum of Contemporary History can be visited for free; the last hour for admission being 5 pm.

Other sites that will be free to visit throughout the day are the Tsarevets Fortress and Holy Forty Martyrs Church.

Free guided walking tour:

2 pm Church of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki

2.30 pm Holy Forty Martyrs Church.

3 pm Church of Ss. Peter and Paul

3.30 – 4 pm Through the small gate at Tsarevets Fortress to the Pyramid Monument

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Contest for the tastiest home-made lyutenitsa in Lyaskovets

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Tasty combo – lyutenitsa spread on a slice of bread and garnished with white cheese

Tomorrow, 18th September, Lyaskovets, near Veliko Tarnovo, is hosting a contest for the tastiest home-made lyutenitsa. The winner from the last year’s edition of the competition, Mariyka Baycheva from Merdanya, is going to demonstrate how she prepares her delicious tomato and red-pepper spread in front of the audience so if you want to get the knack of how to cook a tasty lyutenitsa, now is the time to do it. Continue Reading

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Draganovo welcomes guests for the 5th Gardener’s Feast

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Gardener’s Soup

The village of Draganovo, near Veliko Tarnovo, will host its Gardener’s Feast for the 5th time. It will be held on Thursday, 17th September.

The festive programme starts at 10 am; wreaths and flowers will be laid at Draganovo Gardeners’ Monument. A priest will serve a ceremony for health and fruitfulness. There will also A makeshift Farmer’s Market of the local producers will also be set up in front of the village Community Centre. Continue Reading

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This Saturday – Night of the Samovodskata Charshiya for the 4th time

samovodska_zaglavnaThe fourth edition of the Night of the Samovodskata Charshiya will be held on September, 19th. The Crafts Street feast will have а retro twist, reminiscent of times past. The event starts at 11 pm with crafts school for children and adults. Master craftsmen will demonstrate old techniques they have mustered and preserved in time to all willing to try. There will be demonstrations throughout the day, up to 4 pm. Continue Reading

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Day of the Chicken Soup in the village of Kozarevets

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During last year’s fest

The fifth edition of the Day of the Chicken Soup Culinary Feast (Den na kokoshata chorba) will be held on September 12, 2015 in the village of Kozarevets, near Veliko Tarnovo. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Saturday after the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is marked on the fixed date of September, 8th. This Saturday the open fire pots for the chicken soup will be lit at 8.30 am at the park in front of the community centre in the village. Twelve culinary teams have submitted applications for participation – teams from Lyaskovets, Zlataritsa, Dzhulyunitsa, Dragizhevo, Dobri Dyal, Merdanya, Yantra, Strelets and Varbitsa. Continue Reading