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Veliko Tarnovo Town Big Brass Bend to play at Marno Pole Park in September

11709758_1024585124218621_5852100555014857451_nThe 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.

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Short news from Veliko Tarnovo area

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The statue of Valchan Voyvoda

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. Continue Reading

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Arbanasi celebrates its official holiday on 15th August

 

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The Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Monastery

Arbanasi is ready to welcome thousands of guests for its official village holiday on 15 August – The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, which is widely celebrated in Bulgaria. Believers and pilgrims are flocking to Arbanasi on that day to pray in the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Monastery which is located in Arbanasi; it is also known as The Monastery with the Miraculous Icon Virgin Mary Troeruchitsa and is located in the south-western part of the village. Continue Reading

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Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport: Follow-up

airplane-landing_118571-1920x1080The Procedure for granting the Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport concession has officially started, it was announced by the Government Press Service. On July, 29th the Cabinet adopted a decision to launch the procedure for granting a public service concession for the operation and management of Gorna Oryahovitsa Civil Airport.

The main goal will be to attract a financially stable private investor to contribute to the development of the operations of the airport, ensure airport traffic and improve the airport’s commercial activities, was also said in the Government press release.

With the right investment in runways, buildings and equipment the airport is sure to bring the attention of many low cost and cargo airlines.

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Despite oppressive temperatures repairs to the city continue.

The hottest day of the year and Veliko Tarnovo workers continue to improve the city.  They are currently repairing streets and pavements around the city battling the high temperatures.  At a rapid pace they are repairing pavements on ‘Nikola Gabrovski’  and fixing the area around ‘Vasil Nevski (The Palace of Culture and Sport’.

The ‘Road Construction Crew Veliko Tarnovo’  continue to work hard work applying the second layer of asphalt on streets” Ceres “Tver”, “Toledo” and “Asti”.

As many of us flee to nearby swimming pools, air conditioned malls and other shady areas – stop and applaud the hard work from the various construction crews who are helping to make our city look as lovely as possible.

 

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A journey back in time on Mount Buzludzha

 

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An aerial photo of the Buzludzha Monument

More than 1000 members and followers of the Bulgarian Socialist Party from Veliko Tarnovo area are expected to take part in the traditional Mount Buzludzha Fest. The event is going to take place on July, 31st and August, 1st. The official launch of Buzludzha 2015 is scheduled for 10.30 am on Friday. The leaders of the socialist party will introduce their mayor candidates and the key points in their campaign for the coming local elections in the autumn. Continue Reading