SOME FESTIVALS IN BULGARIA
THE ROSE FESTIVAL is one of the most spectacular fairs in Bulgaria, dedicated to beauty and flowers, spring and, most of all, to the scent of the precious rose from Kazanlak. The Rose Festival is traditionally held during the first weekend of June in the town of Kazanlak and the Queen of Roses is crowned.
THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL VARNA SUMMER is the oldest music festival in Bulgaria, it is also one of the long-lived festivals in Europe Held annually in June-July, it is considered a prestigious event o both national and international level, nowadays it is a forum for local and foreign music and performing art in classical music.
SOFIA MUSIC WEEKS is the most significant international music event in the country. The festival is held in one of the best concert halls in Sofia – Bulgaria Hall, the halls of the National Palace of Culture, etc. There are a number of concerts, opera and ballet shows, the festival includes lectures on musical theory, photo exhibition, and films on operas, and the Young Performer Stage series is an important forum for talented young Bulgarian and Foreign artists.
THE GOLDEN CHEST FESTIVAL attracts artists from all over the world and is the right place for meetings and discussions. The festival is held annually in Plovdiv, and in different years the Golden Chest award was received by artists from France, United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, Japan, Finland, Korea, China, USA, Brazil and others. Quite a number of Bulgarian cinema men – directors, writers, actors, also were awarded with this prize.
THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL THE FOLLY OF LOVE takes place every year end of August in Vana and is the place where the newest fils are run. Festival of Arts APOLONIA is one of the most important events in Bulgaria, organized every autumn in the town of Sozopol in September. With its very first issue Apolonia laid the foundations of its unique style – a summer cultural fiesta where different arts are blending into one festival. In the beginning of September on five stages by the seaside premiers of Bulgarian films and documentaries, theatre exhibitions and books meet their audience for their premiers.