The 12th edition of the Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2016 is to be held on 15th, 16th and 17th July. It is part of the national rally championship organized by the Bulgarian Automobile Sport Federation. The total length of this stage is 295 km; 130 km of them are competitive and will be divided into 11 legs.
The official opening is on 15th July from 9 pm in Tvarditsa town square.
The planned reconstruction of the Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi road starts today (12.07.2016). Recently heavy boulders and mud from the slopes along the road collapsed onto 2 cars prompting authorities to take actions to secure the lot. Road signs will indicate the detour route.
People travelling from VT through Arbanasi to Gorna Oryahovitsa and vice versa should take the road passing through Sheremetya. Closed for the entire time will be the lot from the water tap at the chine all the way to the fork at Mavrikov Factory. The road is said to be open on the way to the fork at Mavrikov Factory. The road is said to be open on September, 1st.
This summer Veliko Tarnovo will turn into the world capital of folklore for the 19th time. The International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo is an event which has become inseparable part of the cultural programme of the town. This is a real, long anticipated feast for both citizens and guests of the old capital of Bulgaria. Dancers, musicians and singers from all over the world (Bulgaria, Belgium, Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Mexico, USA and Chile) will bring good mood into our summer days in a way most enchanting and unique. Due to its perfect organization, exotic participants and the positive charge and emotions it brings, the festival is considered one of the most popular events in the world of folklore. The festive week will last from July, 16th till July, 23rd. Many more events will be hosted during the week – Miss Festival Contest, a traditional cuisine night, a photo exposition, etc. Both participant and audience will be sure to have a great time. All events are free of charge. Prepare for a sizzling summer full of fun!
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.
More than 4800 residents of the five villages part of Lyaskovets Municipality will soon benefit from some major reconstructions of the water mains passing through Dzhulyunitsa, Dobri Dyal, Kozarevets, Merdanya and Dragizhevo.
The five villages are supplied with water from Yovkovtsi Reservoir. The total length of the pipe network for water distribution amounts to 65,644 meters. The plan is for 23,110 meters of pipes to be replaced. The most of the repair works are to happen in the village of Merdanya – it will see 6.4 km of pipes changed. The village of Kozarevets is to have only 1.3 km from the network reconstructed.
The budget for the project is set at 324,000 leva and the funding is to come through Rural Development 2014–2020 Operational Programme of the EU.