Top Cultural Fests in Bulgaria and Other News
There are a number of cultural events happening in Bulgaria during 2017, which might interest you if you’re on your first trip to the country. But have you found the best hotels in Bulgaria yet? Clara Hotel is an Irish-run hotel in Sarafovo; you might want to check us out.
Deep Purple's Farewell Tour
Deep Purple is a legendary rock band and they are on their last tour, called as the Long Goodbye. Their tour will include Bulgaria.
The organizers of the tour have said that the rock stars would be performing at the Arena Armeec hall in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on May 14, 2017.
A number of musicians will perform at the event, including some of Bulgaria’s biggest stars. Their names are being kept secret at the moment.
Tickets are already available for sale, and they cost between BGN 60 to BGN 100. You may want to be a part of this event, which, we are sure is going to be a one to remember for a long, long time.
Sofia's MENAR Film Festival
The MENAR Film Festival or the Middle East and North Africa (MENAR) Film Festival is a popular event held in Sofia, and it features the best movies from Central Asia, Indonesia, Russia and India. You will enjoy being a part of the MENAR festival, as the films will be a mix of popular Bollywood cinema and intelligent art movies.
The festival will be held in January this year and will feature a number of popular Central Asian, Armenian and Azerbaijani movies as well. The venues for the film festival include Europe Cinema, Cinema House, the Czech Center, G8 Cultural Center, Dada Cultural Bar and the Goethe Institute.
Pozor, the company that organizes several film festivals in Bulgaria has this to say about the event, on the MENAR website: "Sofia MENAR Film Festival makes Bulgarian audience familiar with the culture and traditions of the Islamic world. The programme of Sofia MENAR Film Festival presents the best of Middle East and North Africa cinema productions, including feature films, documentaries and short projects."
Bulgaria's Koprivshtitsa Festival
There’s a popular festival held at the town of Koprivshtitsa every year. What’s different about it this year is that it has been added to the UNESCO Heritage List.
The Koprivshtitsa festival is considered to be a national festival in Bulgaria. It is celebrated not just by the locals, but also by the large Bulgarian diaspora and a number of foreign tourists visiting Bulgaria at the moment.
Over 20,000 people are expected to perform in the various events at the Koprivshtitsa festival, and hundreds of thousands are expected to watch. The festival is an annual affair and has been held every year since 1965. The goal of the festival is to promote Bulgarian culture and customs through folklore, crafts, songs, and dances.
You should certainly make your way to Koprivshtitsa during your trip to Bulgaria this year in time for the famous festival.