A meeting of the ethnicities opens the Avren’s Meadow

The meeting of the ethnicities living in Bulgaria will again be held on Avren’s Meadow,  near Beloslav on 1 May. Traditionally, the event starts at 11 o’clock and gathers together representatives of all ethnicities living in Bulgaria, as well as logs from abroad. Their culture by dances and songs show Bulgarians, Greeks, Serbs, Turks, Armenians, Gypsies, Jews, Romanians, and Cossacks.

The holiday is dedicated to May 6th, when Christians celebrate St. George’s Day and the Muslims Ederlezi. The idea of ​​the festival is to unite through and dance. According to the legend, the brothers Hadder and Ilyaz gathered for St. George’s day on a dry meadow, which immediately was covered with greenery and flowers after their meeting. The holiday is also celebrated by the Gypsies, Muslims, believing that it was then that Saint George killed the dragon he ate and mislead the gypsies.

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The meeting aims to present the preserved Bulgarian traditions and the culture of the ethnic communities that inhabited the lands in Bulgaria and abroad. The event is not of a competitive nature, and tin it can participate, amateur groups of characteristic folklore performances, as well as independent performers. Near the meadow, in Beloslav municipality is one of the natural wonders of Bulgaria – the Pobiti stones.

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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.