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Area (sq km): 110,550
Population: 7,450,349
Nationality: Bulgarian
Local Name: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian,
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 lev = 100 stotinki
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Sofia
Dialling Code: +387
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .bg
Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox,
Climate: Mediterranean
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-16.00
Major Airports: Burgas(BOJ),

Plovdiv Festival from Bulgaria villas

Plovdiv Folk Festival is a mix of concert and medieval fair. The town’s people dress in traditional costumes and showcase the arts and crafts of Bulgaria. Join the crowds from your Bulgaria villas as thousands of people descend upon Plovdiv in July where music and dance fill the streets.

Plovdiv Festival
Plovdiv Festival

Where east meets west, this festival celebrates the Bulgarian ties to both, and you can enjoy it all from comfortable Bulgaria villas. Plovdiv is Bulgaria’s second largest city and is regarded as one of its most beautiful. As old as time itself, Plovdiv has a rich and varied history with roots in many different cultures all blending into modern Bulgaria. Time has not erased this history and each year in July, Plovdiv hosts the International Plovdiv Folk Festival, a most amazing celebration.

Plovdiv – Roman theatre

The ancient Roman theatre in Plovdiv is the main venue for the event; however, performances also take place at Stefan Stambolov Square. Throughout the city solo musicians can be found playing simply for the sake of good music.

There is a procession through the main street. People are dressed in traditional colourful costumes, the women in flowing dresses and the men in pant suits with big festive hats. Choreographed dances occur in the streets, and bands gather to play traditional songs and melodies. Stalls are set up selling crafts, local foods and the drinks flow freely.

While this event is a true experience of all things Bulgarian, the rest of the world delights in joining the fun. Folk groups from Greece, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Russia, Italy and many more countries showcase their fine traditions at the Folk Festival. It is an amazing event in a stunning city. Search VillasPeople.com now to find perfect Bulgaria villas from which to enjoy this magical festival.

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