Bulgaria Sees Koprivshtitsa Folklore Fest End

Society | August 7, 2005, Sunday // 00:00
Bulgaria Sees Koprivshtitsa Folklore Fest End All 17,000 people, including many foreigners, danced together holding hands in the traditional Bulgarian horo dance at the closing of the 9th National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore in Koprivshtitsa. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (SNA)

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Nina Chilova put the end of the 9th National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore in Koprivshtitsa on Sunday.

Minister Chilova expressed her respect to the talent of all 17,000 participants.

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov and outgoing Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg sent greeting addresses to all participants in the major event, which began August 4.

Professor Nikolay Kaufman was awarded for his unique contribution for the development of the Koprivshtitsa festival. Another 30 participants received special diplomas for their performance.

The 9th edition of the Koprivshtitsa festival was participated by at least many foreigners.

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