For the 4th consecutive year Resen will host its bread fest under the No One Is Bigger Than Bread slogan. It will take place on July, 2nd (Saturday) at the local community centre. The celebration day will feature two contests – for best dough-made product and best folk song performer.
Folk musical groups from around the country will compete in the singing contest. The participant in the culinary competition will present their ritual breads, banitsi, mekitsi, buhti and other dough-made products.
Everyone who visits Resen will be able to try tasty mekitsi prepared according to authentic Resen recipe and sweet boiled wheat.
The 9th Dixie Jazz Fest – one of the most popular and most colourful music events in Veliko Tarnovo will take place in July. There will be three concert evenings – 7th, 8th and 9th July (Thursday, Friday and Saturday); performers will once again offer their friends and loyal audience interesting jazz projects.
This year the festival will have a different venue – it moves from the Asenevtsi Monument to the stage at the Summer Theatre in Marno Pole Park. A number of side events will accompany and complement the atmosphere of the fest.
All events included in the program of the 9th Dixie Jazz Fest are free to the public.
On the 24th of June the Samovodska Charshia in Veliko Tarnovo will welcome visitors for Enyovden celebrations for 13th year in a row. This is day of summer solstice, herbal remedies and ancient magic rituals. The festive days starts at 10.00 am on Friday with the traditional passing through a wreath which has 77 herbs intertwined in it. This is done following the ancient rituals and is said to bring good health.
The chairman of the Union of Herbalists in Bulgaria, Emil Elmazov, will have a lecture on the herb Enyovche and its healing properties. Then everyone can try a beverage made from the herb. Throughout the day there will be an exhibition with some of the most popular herbs in Bulgaria and their beneficial effects.
Veliko Tarnovo hosts the Police Academy Motor Stunt Show on 17, 18 and 19th June. The show makes it possible for the first time ever for Bulgarian audience to enjoy a stunt show with bikes, cars, hot dancing and great music. Guests from Italy and the best stunters in Bulgaria will take part in the show. The event kick starts on Friday from 7 pm. There will be 2 performances on Saturday – from 5 pm and 7 pm and on 2 on Sunday – from 11 am and 6 pm. The venue is the circus arena behind Billa Store. The public will be protected by metal barriers and fences. Tickets can be bought on the spot and cost 7 leva for children aged 3 – 12 and 10 leva for adult and kids over 12 yo.
Six impressive performances will be presented this year during the Stage of the Ages Opera Festival. The venue as usual will be Tsarevets Fortress.
The festival will be launched on July, 15th. The first play to delight fans of classical art will be The Count of Monte Cristo based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
On 23rd July residents and guests of Veliko Tarnovo can see the opera Nabucco. The next show is scheduled for July 29th – Aida by Giuseppe Verdi; and on August 5th you can see the ballet show Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus. The calendar continues on August 27th with Carmen by Georges Bizet. The rock opera Jesus Christ superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber is to be staged on September, 3rd.
The Stage of the Ages Summer Opera Festival received the prestigious European Festivals – Festivals in Europe award for year 2015/2016. The seats available for each show will be more than 1800. Tickets are priced between 10 and 40 leva and can be purchased from the Municipal Tourist Agency office and on the Internet.
The travel documentary film Veliko Tarnovo in the Heart of History is to be shown at nine international festivals this year. The tape is included in the programs of Tourfilm Riga (Latvia), Film Art & Tourism Festival “FilmAT” (Poland), BAKU INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FILM FESTIVAL (Azerbaijan), ZAGREB TOURFILM FESTIVAL (Croatia), International Festival of Tourism Films in Istanbul, Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2016 (France), ART & TUR – International Tourism Film Festival (Portugal), Tourfilm Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) and SILAFEST (Serbia). All forums are part of the prestigious system CIFFT – International Committee of the Festivals for Tourism Films (http://www.cifft.com).
Veliko Tarnovo in the Heart of History tells the story of the old Bulgarian capital in an intricate way and will take your breath away with unique footage, animation and interesting facts about the tourist sites in the town. The famous Bulgarian actor Yulian Vergov will guide you through emblematic landmarks in a friendly and engaging way.
This is the first travel documentary film in Bulgaria ever to be shot and screened in the highest technical standard in cinema – 4k format.
This week the film is released on DVD in two versions – Bulgarian and English, and can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre in Veliko Tarnovo, in various souvenir shops or ordered online.
The movie dubbed in English:
Images and video: Internet
Citizens and guest of Veliko Tarnovo are to be indulged with an unforgettable four-day experience during the Balkan grill festival Veliko Tarnovo Mezi* which will be held from 26th till 29th May at the circus site behind Billa Store. Admission is free and organizers are promising fun, sports activities, music and delicious food prepared by the best masters of the grill from Serbia, Turkey, Macedonia and Greece. Activities and stalls open from 10 am till 10 pm each day.
The event coincides with the fourth anniversary of the leading brewery in Veliko Tarnovo – Britos. 1000 gifts and 100 liters of free beer will be distributed by the brewery as part of the awards during the festival. The amount of beer that will be consumed during the feast is a hard task to measure and no one is willing to predict it.
During the four day there will be all-day music program, children’s Sports Academy, five-hours long concerts, children’s workshops, dance workshops, family relay, mini football, street ball for children, children rides and for the first time in Bulgaria – Bubble football and paintball with bows; there will also be a Backgammon and Belote tournaments.
A huge cinema screen will broadcast the greatest matches in the history of Bulgarian football every night from 8 pm as well as the Champions League Final.
*Meze n. (Mezi v.) is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks as a course or as appetizers.