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
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.
The 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.
The Fourth Einkorn Wheat and Bio Food Fair is organized in Veliko Tarnovo on September, 12th. On Saturday, from 10 am, at the Herbalist Tearoom and Bakery the President of the Union of Herbalists in Bulgaria Emil Elmazov will talk about the latest research and finding related to this variety of wheat. It is said to have beneficiary effect for many medical conditions like fertility problems, low blood pressure and anaemia.
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.
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.
Homemade Plum Rakiya
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.