Festivals Tours

International Bagpipe Contest in Gela, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria (31 July – 01 August 2020)

International Bagpipe Contest in Gela aims to promote the authentic Rhodopes folklore, history and traditions. The ”gaida” or bagpipe is Bulgaria’s traditional and emblematic musical instrument and it is one of the most important elements of Bulgarian local folklore.

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Meadows in the mountains Festival in Rhodope Mountains (4-7 June 2020)

Meadows in the mountains is the offspring of the wild and romantic visions born from experiences at burning man and secret garden party. An underground music festival in eye-scorchingly beautiful and intimate surroundings, for a crowd seriously accomplished in partying. The meadows formula is simple – no gimmick, just sublime views, consistently on-point tunes, and lots of space to enjoy them in.

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Rose Festival in Kazanlak, Bulgaria, Bulgaria (5-7 June 2020)

Rose Festival in Kazanlak, Bulgaria (5-7 June 2020) celebrates our deep connection to the Rosa Damascena – the Bulgarian oil-bearing rose and all the gifts it has blessed the Rose Valley with for centuries. During the festival you can participate in various events like Rose-picking rituals, organised in various locations around the Valley, Rose Festive Parades (Carnivals), Festive processions of the Rose pickers. During the Rose Coronation the new Rose Queen will be crowned, accompanied by a magnificent triad of traditional dancing and singing from various folklore groups.

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The International Festival of Folklore Costume in Zheravna (22-24 August 2020)

The main idea of the the International Festival of Folklore Costume in Zheravna is that the visitors have fun, sing, play and dance as their great-grandparents did in the past. All participants will be a wearing typical Bulgarian folk costumes (see details below in the program). During the festival, there will be held demonstrations of folk crafts, authentic Bulgarian folklore, traditional cuisine, rakia, wine and other typical Bulgarian stuff.

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