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Ksilifor, near Veliko Tarnovo, springs to life with magical sculptures

13723985_1083945528332543_4813052188440642782_oStudents from Veliko Tarnovo University and the National Academy of Arts have turned the park at Ksilifor near Veliko Tarnovo in a magical forest. Dozens of sculptures made of wood, stone and metal now adorn and enliven the area. Ksilifor is located just 3 km away from VT and is a favourite place for day outs, hiking, sports and entertainment. Some of the enchanting items you will find there are a fabulous library, a tree with a golden apple, a magic carpet, a swing in the form of a dragon, Baba Yaga’s House (Baba Yaga is a witch who flies around in a mortar or on a broom and wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs (or sometimes a single chicken leg) and Flintstone’s car. 13731022_1083945624999200_2651244265616003116_oA flock of ducks keep them company and a few turtles calmly swim in the small lake in the park and occasionally go out ashore.

13767283_1083945461665883_2068536455262521730_oBesides the sculptures of characters from fairy tales, the young people participating in the event have also created and set up benches, tables, chairs and other park furniture. The Park Sculpture and Functionality Student Workshop was first held in 2011.

 

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Dog Show in Svishtov on July, 30th

Attractive event for dog-owners and dog-lovers will be held on 30 July in the Monuments Area in Svishtov. The dog exhibition will have competitive character and will feature 3 categories. The first will be for small dogs weighing up to 10 kg, the second category will cover pooches from 10 to 20 kg, while the third will be for barking pets above 20 kg.  Each category will have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; they are provided by sponsors, owners of pet stores, veterinary clinics and a leading brand in the manufacturing of veterinary medicines. Dogs will be evaluated by a competent jury based on their appearance and special abilities. There will also be an audience award given for the best liked animal.

An important condition to enrol your dogs for participation is for them to have passports with vaccination records. These documents have to be presented on the day of the competition.

Source: http://times.bg/news/view/4920/Parad-na-domashni-kucheta-organizirat-v-Svishov

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Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2016 starts this Satuday

The 12th edition of the Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2016 is to be held on 15th, 16th and 17th July. It is part of the national rally championship organized by the Bulgarian Automobile Sport Federation. The total length of this stage is 295 km; 130 km of them are competitive and will be divided into 11 legs.

The official opening is on 15th July from 9 pm in Tvarditsa town square.

Source: http://www.rally-tvardica.com/za_rally_tvardica.html

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19th International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo

This summer Veliko Tarnovo will turn into the world capital of folklore for the 19th time.  The International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo is an event which has become inseparable part of the cultural programme of the town. This is a real, long anticipated feast for both citizens and guests of the old capital of Bulgaria. Dancers, musicians and singers from all over the world (Bulgaria, Belgium, Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Mexico, USA and Chile) will bring good mood into our summer days in a way most enchanting and unique. Due to its perfect organization, exotic participants and the positive charge and emotions it brings, the festival is considered one of the most popular events in the world of folklore. The festive week will last from July, 16th till July, 23rd. Many more events will be hosted during the week – Miss Festival Contest, a traditional cuisine night, a photo exposition, etc. Both participant and audience will be sure to have a great time. All events are free of charge. Prepare for a sizzling summer full of fun!

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Elena celebrates its 3rd Honey Feast

The 3rd Honey Feast in the town of Elena will take place on July, 25th from 10.30 am in the town square. The festival is held under the Honey Conversations in Elena Style slogan. Many folklore singers and musicians as well as dance formations will take part in the celebrations. Visitors will hear interesting facts about honey, honey products and bees if they decide to attend the practical seminar at the Large Hall in the Municipality building. People will also be presented with the opportunity to taste different types of honey – linden, acacia, honey dew and thistle. Stalls of both local honey producers and such from other parts of the country will be set up too. Some of the events during the day will be the demonstration of various techniques related to producing honey and other bee products. There will be exhibitions, workshops, various contests and activities for children. The day will be closed down with the release of 100 Chinese lanterns in the sky.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/919069461545394/ official FB page of the event

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Moto Rock Fest Veliko Tarnovo 7th – 9th July 2016

Moto Rock Fests Veliko Tarnovo marks its 10 anniversary edition this year. More than 2000 bikers from Bulgaria and 9 more countries will gather for the event; it will take place from 7th till 9th  July. Rock fans from Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Holland, Norway, Germany and Austria will join this year’s fest. The rock fest is being organized by Old Bustards MC and Hell’s Angels MC. The venue is the same as last year – by Asenevtsi Monument. Beer and BBQ stalls will be also set up.

As usual there will be a stage which will host a number of performers, including the popular Bulgarian stars Milena, Kolyo from Obraten effect, Erol from Wikeda, Petsata from Control united in the new super band Petsa’s Show; they will hit the stage on the 7th (Thursday). The guest star on Friday (8th July) will be Svetlyo Vitkov and his group The Legends. The Serbian band Ayvar Mleven will stage an Iron Maiden Tribute and the Bulgarian Hammerhead will have a Metallica Tribute performance.

During the 4 days you can see an Erotic Show, Best Bike Design Contest, Stunt Riding Show and the Sound and Light Show at Tsarevets Fortress. Also rockers will have a parade through Veliko Tarnovo and will lay flowers at Mother Bulgaria Monument. A torch march ending at Tsarevets Fortress will be held too and 1000 of Chinese lanterns will be released in the sky commemorating bikers who perished in accidents.

The official opening of the fest is on July, 8th from 8 pm by the Veliko Tarnovo Mayor Daniel Panov. The organizers of the event are calling for everyone to be more tolerant and pay more attention on the road.

EVENT AGENDA OF THE MOTO ROCK FEST 2016
VELIKO TARNOVO , BULGARIA
(ASENEVTSI MONUMENT, JULY 7-9 TH 2016)

JULY 7 TH
06.00 P.M. – RECEPTION OF THE MOTOCYCLE CLUBS FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRIES
09.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – PECATA SHOW BAND /MILENA,KOLIO,EROL/

JULY 8 TH
08.00 P.M. – OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FEST
09.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – SVETLIO & THE LEGEND
11.30 P.M. – AFTER PARTY CLUB HOUSE 81

JULY 9 TH
12.00 A.M. – POKER RUN
03.00 P.M. – MOTO GAMES
04.00 P.M. – CHROME CHALLENGE
08.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – AIVAR MLEVEN-IRON MAIDEN TRIBUTE BAND /SERBIA/
09. 00 P.M. – TSAREVETS – SOUND AND LIGHT
10.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – HAMMERHEAD/ METALLICA TRIBUTE BAND/
11.30 P.M. – FIRE SHOW
00.00 A.M. – AFTER PARTY CLUB SPIDER

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1148618315159880/ (official FB of the event)

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4th Bread Fest in Resen this Saturday

For the 4th consecutive year Resen will host its bread fest under the No One Is Bigger Than Bread slogan. It will take place on July, 2nd (Saturday) at the local community centre. The celebration day will feature two contests – for best dough-made product and best folk song performer.

Folk musical groups from around the country will compete in the singing contest. The participant in the culinary competition will present their ritual breads, banitsi, mekitsi, buhti and other dough-made products.

Everyone who visits Resen will be able to try tasty mekitsi prepared according to authentic Resen recipe and sweet boiled wheat.

Source: http://radiovelikotarnovo.com/

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