Bulgaria's Top Cop Honors Folk Fest in Traditional Attire

Society » CULTURE | August 20, 2011, Saturday // 15:37
Bulgarian Interior Minister Honors Folk Fest in Traditional Attire: Bulgaria's Top Cop Honors Folk Fest in Traditional Attire Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, put on a traditional costume in honor of annual folk festival. Photo by dnes.bg

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, and his wife Desislava, surprised residents and visitors of the Balkan village of Zheravna by appearing fully dressed in traditional folk costumes.

Tsvetanov tried his pottery skills and made a clay dish in minutes.

Zheravna, birthplace of prominent Bulgarian short story writer Yordan Yovkov, holds over the weekend its annual folk festival dedicated to the Bulgarian folk attire and folk music. It is titled "Leap in Time" and lasts 3 days. It is organized for the fourth consecutive time.

Admission for all three days is BGN 20. Visitors are required to get and get dressed in folk attire in order to take part in the festivities. Cell phones, bags, purses, suitcases, backpacks, and even sunglasses are banned at all times.

The event includes scores of folk ensembles' performances, Ottoman style wrestling, mummers, masquerades, fire dancing, ancient games and traditions, old-time crafts. Traditional Bulgarian food and drinks are served.

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