330 years since the Chiprovtsi uprising

330 years since the Chiprovsky uprising and 50 years since the announcement of Chiprovtsi for a town will be celebrated in the mountain village between 6th and 8th September. The rebellion against the Ottoman conquerors of Bulgaria broke out in 1688, and after its suppression, a large part of the Bulgarians flew from their native places and settled in present-day Moldova, Ukraine, Romania and other regions of the country.

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The celebrations will begin at 11 am on September 6th, with a feast of the Gushovski Monastery. There is not much left of the monastery today. According to the legend, the monastery was founded in the place where every year on the day of St. Archangel Michael came to a deer with a white spot on his neck. He rested, drank water, and then people offered him a sacrifice in the name of the saint. One year, however, they did not wait for the deer to rest, and since then, no deer has appeared on the holiday, and the country fell under the Ottoman rule.

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At 7 pm there is a historical reconstruction of scenes from the Chiprovtsi Uprising. In the role of Bulgarian rebels and enslaved enthusiasts will come amateurs from Hissar. At 07.30 pm there is a concert of folk songs and dances, as well as the Chiprovtsi Wind Orchestra playing. At 8 pm at Chiprovtsi Uprising Square will sound the songs of Volodya Stoyanov.

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On September 7, the celebration will start at 6 pm with music and dancing. The festive program will continue with the participation of a children’s vocal group at Petar Parchevich Primary School, the Ogosta Dance Sports Club and the  Ensemble ” Bulgarche” from the city of Vinga, Romania. From 9 pm on the square will start the concert of Hristo Kosashki and the brass band “Soloists” from the town of Varshets.

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On 8 September, at 10 am, an exposition will be opened about the Chiprovsky uprising in the historic town museum. At 11 am on the solemn session of the municipal council, honours will be given to honorary citizens and public figures, after which a scientific report will be published, dedicated to the 1688 uprising. At 6 pm residents and guests of the city can hear the Guards Wind Orchestra – Sofia. At 06.30 pm begins the concert of the State Dance Ensemble “Pirin”. At 8 pm there will be a solemn fire-check and at 09:30 pm a concert of Iva and Velislava Kostadinovi is scheduled.

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