Veliko Tarnovo Municipality aims at making the town’s Christmas decoration more lavish and more beautiful with every other year. So this year as part of their efforts they are encouraging people living in Veliko Tarnovo and the neighbouring villages to take part in this initiative. There will be two categories – for private buildings and for public ones.
Everyone can send their suggestions to the Facebook page Велико Търново 2019 – Творим Щастие; the deadline is 22nd December. You should include photos and also write your name and the participating building address. There will be three prizes in each category – 1st place will receive 500 lv, 2nd place – 300 lv and 3rd place will get 200 lv. The winner will be chosen based on the number of likes it receives.
In the meantime Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and The Municipal Tourist Agency Tsarevgrad Tarnov announced that during the festive month the spectacular Sound and Light Show on Tsarevets Fortress will be played 6 times – it will be available on 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th, 27th and 30th December. The start time is the same for all the days – 7 pm.
The construction of a kids’ playground which will also be suitable for disadvantaged and disabled children is currently under way in Marno Pole Park in Veliko Tarnovo. It is the second of its kind in Bulgaria. The old beat-up and dangerous see-saws, swings and slides have been dismantled and removed and the installation of the new elements which conform to all contemporary safety standards has begun.
The Christmas Market in Veliko Tarnovo starts on 1st December; it will be located in Marno Pole Park in the centre of the town. The market is inspired by the traditional Austrian Christmas markets and will bring us all the spirit of the Christmas season with lots of attractions, amusements, events and concerts. The park will be adorned with festive decorations and lightings for third consecutive year.
On November 29th (Saturday) the citizens of Veliko Tarnovo and the region can dispose safely of their outdated and faulty electric appliances. Two makeshift stations, where you can hand in you unwanted devices, will be set up. One will be in Buzludzha neighbourhood at the parking lot near the open market and another at the parking across the CBA store in Kartala quarter. All the home appliance will then be recycled.
Veliko Tarnovo has a contract with a firm that will collect the items. The reason behind this action is purely ecological – if the electric appliances are discarded in the street waste containers they can eventually have harmful influence on the environment. The Municipality is conforming to the high ecological standard ISO 14001 Environmental Management System for several years now. This system aims at minimizing the pollution and negative effects of human activity on the environment.
On November, 17th Tsrevets Fortress will shine in purple, the reason being the World Prematurity Day. Veliko Tarnovo Municipality is participating in the campaign to mark the day to show its support for the families of babies born pre-term. This day is observed each year to raise awareness of pre-term birth and the concerns of premature babies and their families worldwide
On Monday, from 7 pm Tsarevets Fortress is going to glow in purple for half an hour as a sign of Veliko Tarnovo’s and its citizens’ sympathy for the premature babies and their families and in memory of those who unfortunately lost their battle for life.
Approximately one in 10 of all babies born worldwide are premature. Bulgaria is also part of this grim statistics with premature births reaching 16-17% in some regions.
At the same time some good news came last week – apparently Veliko Tarnovo Municipality is one of 13 regions in Bulgaria with considerable rise in the birth rate. 1023 babies were born so far this year.