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Bulgarian folklore celebrations near the Peter and Paul Monastery

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Petropavlovski Monastery

Over 4,000 participants will gather near the Peter and Paul Monastery, close to Veliko Tarnovo, for celebrations dedicated to Bulgarian folklore. The Petropavlovski convention is probably the largest folklore event in northern Bulgaria with representatives from all ethnographic regions in Bulgaria attending it. The gathering will be held this Saturday and Sunday (27 and 28 June) on the eve of the widely celebrated in Bulgaria Petrovden. Continue Reading

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Another year of Enyovden celebrations at the Samovodska charshia

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Enyovden celebrations at the Samovodska Charshia

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Bulgarian herbs

On the 24th of June the Samovodska charshia in Veliko Tarnovo will welcome visitors for Enyovden celebrations for 12th year in a row. This is day of summer solstice, herbal remedies and ancient magic rituals. The festive days starts at 10.30 am on Wednesday with the traditional passing through a wreath which has 77 herbs intertwined in it. This is done following the ancient rituals and is said to bring good health. Traditional Bulgarian folk songs will also be performed during the opening hour. Continue Reading

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International Yoga Day in Veliko Tarnovo

upragneniya-yoga21st of June – The International Yoga Day – will be marked in the town of Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Sofia, Plovdiv, Svilengrad, Burgas, Varna, Ruse and Pernik.

Veliko Tarnovo will join the initiative with a number of events. Druzhba Park (in the town centre) and Kolyo Ficheto Park (in the neighbourhood of Kolyo Ficheto/Triagalnika) will host many yoga classes throughout the day; everyone is invited to join at any time. Lectures on the ancient old practice will be read at the New Sports Hall near Billa store at the roundabout.  Continue Reading

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Uniworld has included Veliko Tarnovo in its programme

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River Priness

Uniworld – the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line, offering the highest standards in luxury river cruising – has now included Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi in its programme. The first luxury river cruise ship, River Princess, sets off at the beginning of July; a week later its passengers will embark in Ruse. From there they will be transferred to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi where tourists will visit historical sites and museums and will taste authentic dishes from the Second Bulgarian Kingdom in a local restaurant. After that they will be returning to their ship to continue with their cruise. Continue Reading

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The village of Hotnitsa in transforming in front of our eyes

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Hotnitsa Waterfalls

The last three years saw the village of Hotnitsa gradually transforming and improving. The village is located in Veliko Tarnovo area and is widely known for its beautiful waterfall, which attracts hundreds of tourists daily. Hotnitsa has become the new home of many British expat families and nowadays the number of foreigners living in the village is close to the number of the Bulgarians. Continue Reading

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Veliko Tarnovo with a new shopping centre

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The new shopping centre

A new mall will open within the next month, it was announced by a local newspaper. It is located in the very centre of the town, just a stone throw’s away from the Green market. It will be smaller than the already existing one but still with its 10,000 sqm will bring joy to the shopping fans.

The shopping complex will host more than 30 shops, a bank branch, cafés and a restaurant. There will be also two parking lots, one of which – underground; they will have a combined capacity of 100 vehicles. Continue Reading