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check out our festivals by season

Spring Festivals

Sofia
Velingrad
Dragoman
Slivnitsa

Summer Festivals

Obzor
Varshets
Sunny Beach
Primorsko
Albena
Golden Sands
Kavarna
Ravda
Balchik
Sapareva banya
Tsarevo
Sozopol

Autumn Festivals

Petrohan
Sofia
Raduil

Winter Festivals

Sofia
Varshets
Pamporovo
Bansko
Borovets
Berkovitsa

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About Us

Bulgarian Art and Folklore Centre Nestiya was founded in 1991. There are blanches and subdivisions in all Sofia districts which use as their headquarters, schools, library clubs, community centres and houses of culture. Up to date there are about 70 folklore groups in kindergartens, schools, cultural and community centers, with more than 1200 participants between 3 and 70 years old, working in folklore centre Nestiya. A lot of well-known Bulgarian folklore and dancing groups work with folklore centre Nestiya and take part in our activities in Bulgaria and foreign countries. Every year we are organizing different international, folklore and art festivals in Sofia and other towns in Bulgaria. The duration of the festival usually is three days / Friday, Saturday and Sunday /. They allow for the expression of groups and present Bulgaria as an attractive tourist destination and a country with vast cultural heritage. Over 50% of the organized festivals are held in Bulgarian resorts towns - Balchik, Albena, Golden sands, Sunny beach, Primorsko, Kiten, Tsarevo, Sv. Vlas, Obzor, Sozopol, etc. The open stages with free access to the audience and in the next 3-5 days the universal language of music and dance builds cultural bridge between nations. During the festival days to learn Bulgarian songs and dances. All concerts begin and end with mass “Bulgarian hora”. The last day of the festival is held dancing „Krashna rachenitsa“, election of Miss and Mister Festival and the participant with the most attractive folk costume. In 2016 will be implemented 37 festivals across the country, each of them will become an unforgettable experience for all participants and guests.

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