Rock Festival and Fire Show for Sofia’s Day

On September 17, the capital Sofia Bulgaria celebrates its celebration. Then the Orthodox Church honors the memory of the holy martyr’s Vyara /Faith/, Nadezhda /Hope/, and Lyubov /Love/, as well as their mother Sofia /Wisdom/. In the second half of the 1st century AD, in Rome, they gave their lives to their faith in Christ, despite the torture of Emperor Adrian – Antioch’.


From 11.30 a.m. on 17th of September a solemn liturgy will be held and with an official ceremony will raise the flag of Sofia. From 05.30 p.m. in front of the Ivan Vazov National Theater, the guests and the residents of the capital will be able to enjoy a concert of the Sofia Brass Orchestra. Afterwards, the awards of Sofia Municipality will be awarded to bright achievements in the field of culture.

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At 9 p.m. in front of the National Theater, you will be able to sink into the magic of the flames with the performance of the “Jar Theater”. Before the fiery end of the day, however, you can give happy moments to your children as well. From 11 a.m. to 12 o’clock in Zaimov Park in front of Sofia Theater, there will be a special children’s program with concerts, games and many surprises.

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On the occasion of the Day of Sofia, an International Pop and Rock Music Festival is organised in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture. From 3 p.m. on September 18th, you can watch for free the International Artist Contest, featuring 10 singers. The competition for a new Bulgarian song and the Gala concert with the awards of the laureates is from 7 p.m., but with tickets. In the competition for the recognition of the jury and audience will fight Petya Buyuklieva and Toni Georgiev, Roberta, Ilko Vassilev, Eleonora Georgieva, Sindicata group, Maria Velkova – Murray, Dragomir Dragiev, Aleksandar Atanasov, Brain Donor, Iliana Atanasova, Stanimir Sabev and Rock Session.


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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.