Every year organizers of the international folklore festival in Veliko Turnovo invite groups from many different countries to come and demonstrate their folk traditions.
The photos in this post show some of the varied folklore demonstrations and dances taking place during the festival and have been kindly shared with Living In Bulgaria by Andrew Searle.
The first international folklore festival in Veliko Tarnovo was held in 1998 and is recognized by The International Organizational Council of Folklore and Traditional Arts Festivals (FTAF).
The Veliko Tarnovo festival is one of almost 300 folklore festivals recognized by the FTAF world wide. This recognition, coupled with the festival’s organization, varied program has made it a prestigious event, both in Bulgaria and around the world.
Images thanks to Andrew Searle, VT, Bulgaria