Open National Championship of Folklore 2018 | Bulgaria, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Open National Championship of Folklore 2018

Where:   Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
When:    Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
Since 1998, Veliko Tarnovo international folklore festival is held, once a year, in the old capital of Bulgaria and its surroundings.

This festival is known as the biggest of the folklore festivals of the Balkan. Local bands together with over 120 bands from dozens of countries present the unique folklore from different areas of Bulgaria.

The presence of numerous tourists during the festival cause overcapacity at the city hotels hence it can be difficult to find a room in a reasonable price. The mass of tourists as well as the locals enjoy the Bulgarian music and the colorful dressed dancing groups.

The worldwide bands create an universal and pleasure atmosphere for the visitors.
International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Admission fee:
 Free
Contact: 
Bulgaria, 5000 Veliko Tarnovo,
3 Nezavisimost Str.
Europe Trade and Amusement Complex,
Bulgaria, 1700 Sofia, P.O.Box 131
Phone: +359/ 62 / 630223
+ 359/ 2 / 9634178, 9515038, 9166548
+359/ 62 / 630223 or + 359/ 2 / 9631013, 8650137

Veliko Turnovo travel information
Dialing code: 62
Longitude: 25.62904°
Latitude: 43.08124°
Bulgaria information address: Bulgaria, State Agency for Tourism 1 St.Nedelya Sqr Sofia 1040 BULGARIA Phone: +359 (2)9335811 Fax: +359 (2)9896939
Tourist website: www.bulgariatravel.org/

Bulgaria country details
Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey.
Capital: Sofia
Currency: lev (BGL)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50 Hz
Dialing country code: +359
Language: Bulgarian 84.5%, Turkish 9.6%, Roma 4.1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census).

Bulgaria background and overview:
The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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