Folk festival in Pliska presents the heritage of different ethnic groups

With the folklore heritage of various ethnic groups and regions, you can meet at the first “Cherga” festival. It will be held on July 7 between 10 am and 6 pm in the first Bulgarian capital Pliska. The event is organized by the Regional History Museum – Shumen. 15 folklore ensembles will participate in the event.

With music, songs, dances and customs they will represent the ethnic diversity of Bulgaria. Among the participants whose performances can be enjoyed are the Ladies Chamber ensemble “Father’s Fire” from Strelcha, who perform authentic Bulgarian and Russian folk songs, Chamber Choir “Grung”, which will present the traditions of the Armenians, Folk Dance Club “Hand in  Hand” from Varna, which will present traditional Bulgarian dances from across the country.

The folklore group from the village of Trunak, Rouen municipality will present the traditions of Bulgarian and Turkish folklore. You can learn more about how the Karakachans dance and rejoice and about their culture from the performances of the dance ensemble to the Cultural and Educational Society – Rechitsa. The Bulgarian heritage will be presented by the dance ensemble “Alcomet”. The female singing group “Ribinushka” will give the audience performances of traditional Russian songs.

A folk group for allian songs from the village of Bradvari, Silistra, the group “Meden Voice” from Shumen, the ensemble for authentic Folklore in the village of Sadina – “Kapatantsi”, a dance group that presents the legacy of the Banat Bulgarians, children’s folklore ensemble from Shumen and the folk ensemble “Bulgarian Hearts” from the village of Kulevcha, Ukraine will also take part in the festival.

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I love history, to walk through old cobblestone streets, to smell the air of the past times and to feel the legends in the air. And I'm lucky to have been born in a country with a glorious past and a lot of stories to tell. Bulgaria was founded more than 1,300 years ago and has never changed its name. But the life of people, their everyday habits, their traditions, their music and their art have changed over the centuries. I invite you to take a walk through the different ages of Bulgaria and to get to know it better.