Dances, magic, and folklore during the Holidays of the Old Town

Dances, magic, folklore concerts, performances and crafts fairs will be only a small part of the events that will conquer Plovdiv during the Holidays of the Old Town from 18th to 24th September. The program of the feast will open together on 18 September the Folk Ensembles Trakia and Strandja at the Ancient Theater in the city from  7 p.m. The exhibition “The Symbols of the City” opens at 6 p.m.

Holidays Old Town Plovdiv

On 19 September, the exhibition “Fashion and Household” will be presenting how the European fashion trends have been transferred to the Renaissance houses of Plovdiv. At 06.30 p.m., a street fashion show “Ancient Fashion” begins in the Little Basilica. On September 20, at 10.30 a.m., at the ancient Hippocrates pharmacy will open an exhibition of treatment in the Antiquity and Middle Ages. From 5 p.m. you can visit the exhibition “Vazov’s Sopot” in the Stambolian House. At 6 p.m. starts a documentary about Dimitar Kirov in the same place.

Holidays Old Town Plovdiv

If you want to get acquainted with the old crafts of Plovdiv, join a tour of the theme. To do this, you must be at 4 p.m. in front of the church “St. Konstantin and Elena “. From 5 p.m. you can attend a mosaic rendering demonstration at the White House Cultural Center. At 05.45 p.m. is the opening of the Autumn Traditional Crafts Fair with a festive procession from the Ethnographic Museum to the Uzun Charshia. The concert of the Plovdiv Orchestra starts at 06.45 p.m. at the Roman Stadium.


On the 22nd of September, you can learn a traditional craft between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. At the Roman Stadium between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. you can immerse yourself in the world of magic, and between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.you can try to uncover the secrets of the craft. At 08.30 p.m., the magic show of the Quick Hands Project begins again at the Roman Stadium.

Holidays Old Town Plovdiv

On Saturday, September 23 at 10.30 a.m., you can see how the masks and puppets are being painted, how to make a makeup on them and a dance performance “Theater of the Shadows” at the Zlatyu Boyadjiev Gallery. At 9 p.m. at the Roman Stadium, you can watch „The legends and myths about the creation of Plovdiv, shadows from Trimontium“. On the last day, September 24th, the festival will close a concert of Berkovitsa Orchestra, again at the Roman Stadium.

Holidays Old Town Plovdiv
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