Perperikon Festival to Highlight New Discoveries

Society » CULTURE | June 19, 2015, Friday // 08:36
Bulgaria: Perperikon Festival to Highlight New Discoveries Photo by BGNES

For a 14th year running, the Perperikon Festival is to take place at the site of the ancient Thracian city in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria.

In a week's time starting June 27, rich cultural heritage and contemporary Bulgarian culture will go hand in hand, and the main idea this year will be to show progress at the archaeological site itself, with new excavation works already under way.

Tasting of dishes that Perperikon's residents are thought to have enjoyed is also part of the program - this means lots of meat and cheese, fruits and vegetables.

"We will try to wake up the spirit of Bulgaria... to prove that the spirit of Perperikon still lives today," festival director Petar Savchov told the Bulgarian National Radio.

Apart from Bulgarians, there will also be performers from the Netherlands and Greece.

Perperikon Festival has been taking place annually since 2001. Initially it was supposed to include an open-air theater festival aimed at promoting cultural diversity and preserving ancient heritage. Other arts, such music and dancing, were added to the program.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Culture » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Perperikon, festival, Thracian, Bulgarian, heritage
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria