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.
Every Saturday of August and September the Tsarevgrad Tarnov Municipal Tourism Agency offers the residents and guests of Veliko Tarnovo the unique opportunity to watch the Tsarevgrad Tarnovo – Sound and Light Audio-Visual Show with a glass of wine from the VIP terrace overlooking Tsarevets Fortress at the cost of 16 leva. On 15th, 22nd and 29th August the attraction can be seen from 9.30 pm; on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September 2015 the show will be aired from 9 pm.
Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre near the main post office or on-line at www.soundandlight.bg.
The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13.
The best time to view the Perseids, or most other meteor showers is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn. A new moon on August 14, 2015 will create perfect conditions for watching the meteor shower.
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.
Hristo Botev, 1848 – 1876
A monument of Hristo Botev will be installed in the garden with the beautiful magnolia tree next to the Central Post Office, local news agencies announced. The idea has existed for years, but only now it received the approval of the town administration. The bust and the plinth are ready for a long time now and only waited for the above mentioned approval. The town is one of only few left in Bulgaria without a sculpture of Botev. As it is well known the wife and daughter of the renowned Bulgarian poet and revolutionary, Veneta and Ivanka, lived in Veliko Tarnovo. The Old Capital was also the first town in Bulgaria to celebrate June 2nd as the Day of Botev and those who died for the freedom of their homeland; that happened in 1887.