Knitting with corn husks or the so called belenitsa, will be shown in the Historical Museum of Gorna Oryahovitsa on 12th September. On Saturday the visitors of the museum will learn about the history of this craft and they can also take part in the workshops which will be set up and try to master the knitting.
Events and Festivals
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.
This year the Festival of Plum in Troyan, near Veliko Tarnovo, will be held from 19 to 22 September.
The event will offer residents and visitors a rich folklore program with shows and concerts of various dance formations, Berkovska brass music, Trayana folklore ensemble and a youth night with the participation of instrumental groups.
The 13th edition of the International Folk Crafts Fair will be held from 4 to 6 September at the Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex, near Gabrovo. It is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Gabrovo and Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex. 75 artists from Bulgaria and 30 from Japan, South Korea, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, Italy and Syria will demonstrate their crafts during the fair.
The Veliko Tarnovo Municipality Big Brass Band will entertain the citizens and guests of the old capital in September. Their performances will be staged every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 6 pm and 7 pm.
The orchestra will delight its fans and lovers of good music with performances of jazz, popular music, and movie soundtrack numbers.
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.
A grill-flavoured fest with lots of cheerful music will be held near the Peter and Paul Monastery close to the town of Lyaskovets, not far from Veliko Tarnovo. The event will take place from September, 1st till September 6th.
This will be a special celebration dedicated to the quality and tradition of Bulgarian taste accompanied by nice music and the aroma of tasty temptations sizzling on the BBQ. Bulgarian producers will present traditional meat products and dishes, and foreign chefs will show their masterpieces at the event.