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July Morning Fest in front of the Rectorate at Sveta Gora Hill

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The venue

July Morning is a hippie-influenced fest that started in 1972. The name of the event is closely related to Uriah Heep’s hit July Morning which was widely popular in Bulgaria at the time. It’s a unique fest that exists only in this country. Groups of people gather on the eve of July, 1st, usually at the beach, and stay up all night to meet the first Sun rays on the first day of July. They start fires, share drinks and play music while they wait for the sunrise. Although there are a number of versions at to what this tradition signifies, most people consider July Morning a celebration of the new beginning and the freedom of the spirit. It is considered that that the fest started as a subtle act of protest against the communist regime. Continue Reading

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Plans for a new park area in Veliko Tarnovo

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The terrain for the new park, just behind Billa store at the roundabout

Veliko Tarnovo Municipality has plans to build a new park with family-friendly activity grounds spanning on ​​18,000 sqm. The terrain is located in the Kachitsa area and its ownership was transferred to the Municipality just days ago at a meeting of the Council of Ministers. The place is known as the Circus Arena – circuses visiting the town are setting up their tents there. The Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo personally engaged himself with the project and the final decision was also due to his efforts. In his words, speculations that residential buildings or a new retail chain will be constructed there are false and in reality a new park with many options for recreation will be built on the premises. An interesting fact is that the first evidence of life in the region, from around 4000 BC., was found in Kachitsa area.

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Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2015 to be held on 27th and 28th June

rali_tvardicaThe eleventh edition of the Tvarditsa – Elena Rally will be held on 27th and 28th  July. The rehabilitation of Elena – Tvarditsa lot was completed recently so the road conditions will be very good.

The official start of the Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2015 will be given on June 27, Saturday at 5.00 pm in Svoboda Square in Tvarditsa. The final is scheduled for the next day at 15:30 in Svoboda Square again. To the delight of the spectators during the first day one of the stages will be held in the evening hours. On Sunday the rally will continue along a route which was part of the legendary Golden Sands Rally from the near past. The total distance the cars will have to cover is 106 km. Continue Reading

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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