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Nikyup hosts the Fifth Watermelon Fest

Nikyup will once again become the capital of watermelons – the Fifth Watermelon Fest will take place on 6th August. Nikyup is famous for growing some of the sweetest watermelons in Bulgaria. The official kick-start of the fest is at 6 pm. Various singing groups and dancing ensembles will perform during the event keeping up the good spirits. There will be also carving demonstration showing interesting techniques for the transformation of a watermelon into a sculpture. A number of competitions will also take place – watermelon eating, watermelon rolling and watermelon weight guessing contests. A procession with watermelon lanterns will also take place. 5 tonnes of watermelons are expected to be eaten during the fest.

Source: http://www.rodnoto.bg/2016/07/blog-post_59.html

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The average Bulgarian consumes 73.5 litre of beer per year

Bulgarians consume an average of 73.5 litre of beer per capita each year. The data put us even in front of beer lovers in UK, but of course behind Czechs and Germans renowned for their love for the amber brew. Both Veliko Tarnovo based breweries, Bolyarka and Britos, have invested greatly in their business over the last years. They are both members of the Union of Brewers in Bulgaria which this year marks its 25th anniversary. Another anniversary to be marked this year is 135 years of brewing industry in Bulgaria. Brewers in Bulgaria marked an increase of 4% in beer sales across the country.

Source: http://www.dnesbg.com/obshtestvo/735-litra-bira-piem-na-godina.html

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Elena celebrates its 3rd Honey Feast

The 3rd Honey Feast in the town of Elena will take place on July, 25th from 10.30 am in the town square. The festival is held under the Honey Conversations in Elena Style slogan. Many folklore singers and musicians as well as dance formations will take part in the celebrations. Visitors will hear interesting facts about honey, honey products and bees if they decide to attend the practical seminar at the Large Hall in the Municipality building. People will also be presented with the opportunity to taste different types of honey – linden, acacia, honey dew and thistle. Stalls of both local honey producers and such from other parts of the country will be set up too. Some of the events during the day will be the demonstration of various techniques related to producing honey and other bee products. There will be exhibitions, workshops, various contests and activities for children. The day will be closed down with the release of 100 Chinese lanterns in the sky.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/919069461545394/ official FB page of the event

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Moto Rock Fest Veliko Tarnovo 7th – 9th July 2016

Moto Rock Fests Veliko Tarnovo marks its 10 anniversary edition this year. More than 2000 bikers from Bulgaria and 9 more countries will gather for the event; it will take place from 7th till 9th  July. Rock fans from Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Holland, Norway, Germany and Austria will join this year’s fest. The rock fest is being organized by Old Bustards MC and Hell’s Angels MC. The venue is the same as last year – by Asenevtsi Monument. Beer and BBQ stalls will be also set up.

As usual there will be a stage which will host a number of performers, including the popular Bulgarian stars Milena, Kolyo from Obraten effect, Erol from Wikeda, Petsata from Control united in the new super band Petsa’s Show; they will hit the stage on the 7th (Thursday). The guest star on Friday (8th July) will be Svetlyo Vitkov and his group The Legends. The Serbian band Ayvar Mleven will stage an Iron Maiden Tribute and the Bulgarian Hammerhead will have a Metallica Tribute performance.

During the 4 days you can see an Erotic Show, Best Bike Design Contest, Stunt Riding Show and the Sound and Light Show at Tsarevets Fortress. Also rockers will have a parade through Veliko Tarnovo and will lay flowers at Mother Bulgaria Monument. A torch march ending at Tsarevets Fortress will be held too and 1000 of Chinese lanterns will be released in the sky commemorating bikers who perished in accidents.

The official opening of the fest is on July, 8th from 8 pm by the Veliko Tarnovo Mayor Daniel Panov. The organizers of the event are calling for everyone to be more tolerant and pay more attention on the road.

EVENT AGENDA OF THE MOTO ROCK FEST 2016
VELIKO TARNOVO , BULGARIA
(ASENEVTSI MONUMENT, JULY 7-9 TH 2016)

JULY 7 TH
06.00 P.M. – RECEPTION OF THE MOTOCYCLE CLUBS FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRIES
09.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – PECATA SHOW BAND /MILENA,KOLIO,EROL/

JULY 8 TH
08.00 P.M. – OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FEST
09.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – SVETLIO & THE LEGEND
11.30 P.M. – AFTER PARTY CLUB HOUSE 81

JULY 9 TH
12.00 A.M. – POKER RUN
03.00 P.M. – MOTO GAMES
04.00 P.M. – CHROME CHALLENGE
08.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – AIVAR MLEVEN-IRON MAIDEN TRIBUTE BAND /SERBIA/
09. 00 P.M. – TSAREVETS – SOUND AND LIGHT
10.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – HAMMERHEAD/ METALLICA TRIBUTE BAND/
11.30 P.M. – FIRE SHOW
00.00 A.M. – AFTER PARTY CLUB SPIDER

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1148618315159880/ (official FB of the event)

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4th Bread Fest in Resen this Saturday

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.

Source: http://radiovelikotarnovo.com/

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Enyovden celebrations at Samodskata Charshia for the 13th time

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.

Source: http://www.panorama.bg

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Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi included in luxury cruises along the Danube

Arbanassi and Veliko Tarnovo are part of luxury cruise itineraries that are offered at prices between 560 and 660 dollars. One of the companies providing them is the Bulgarian Dunav Tours which offers unforgettable experiences aboard the five-star cruise ship Elegant Lady. The trip is called Danubian romance and starts from Vienna, passing through Budapest, Esztergom, Melk, Passau, etc. The voyage takes seven days and provides on ground tours from Ruse to Ivanovo Rock Monastery, the Old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Continue Reading