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Corn husk knitting demonstrations in Gorna Oryahovitsa

tsareviKnitting with corn husks or the so called belenitsa, will be shown in the Historical Museum of Gorna Oryahovitsa on 12th September. On Saturday the visitors of the museum will learn about the history of this craft and they can also take part in the workshops which will be set up and try to master the knitting. Continue Reading

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Veliko Tarnovo Wax Museum to expand with 2 more floors

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The day of the grand opening

Because of the great interest Tsarevgrad Tarnov Multimedia Visitor Centre, known as the Museum of wax figures from the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, is to grow with 2 more floors, Borba Newspaper reported.

The expansion will cover nearly 1000 sqm. The additional space will allow for more mock-ups of people, events and scenes related to our history to be presented, said the Mayor Daniel Panov. Continue Reading

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Veliko Tarnovo Town Big Brass Bend to play at Marno Pole Park in September

11709758_1024585124218621_5852100555014857451_nThe Veliko Tarnovo Municipality Big Brass Band will entertain the citizens and guests of the old capital in September. Their performances will be staged every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 6 pm and 7 pm.

The orchestra will delight its fans and lovers of good music with performances of jazz, popular music, and movie soundtrack numbers.

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Short news from Veliko Tarnovo area

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The statue of Valchan Voyvoda

A monument of the legendary Valchan Voyvoda (military commanders of Slavic populations) was officially open last Saturday in the village of Rayuvtsi in Elena Balkans. This is the only monument of the famous haydutin (a romanticised hero figure who steals from, and leads his fighters into battle against the Ottoman Empire). The memorial statue is full-length and made of white stone; it towers over Yovkovtsi Reservoir at Valchova Polyana (meadow). Valchan is one of the most famous Bulgarian rebels who devoted 80 years of his life to revel activity. All the money which Valchan Voyvoda obtained was given away for the liberation of Bulgaria and education of the Bulgarian population. He was born on January 7th, 1775 and died on March 23rd, 1879 at the age of 104. Continue Reading

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Enjoy the Sound and Light Show with a glass of champagne

Untitled1Every 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.

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Perseid Meteor Shower in 2015

perseids-meteo-shower-2013-new-zealandThe 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. Continue Reading