Monday, 21 August 2023
Ruse Municipality was represented at the XV Annual Folk Costume Festival "Zheravna 2023" with a memorable participation of the Children and Youth Folklore Ensemble "Zornitsa" at the Municipal Children's Centre for Culture and Art.
One of the biggest folklore events in Bulgaria, which has become a tradition, took place on 18, 19 and 20 August. The Rousse performers closed the program of the ensembles and dance schools on the second day of the festival.
The pupils of "Zornitsa" presented themselves with the authentic dance "Biyagai Pope" and Strandzha dances. The organizers were impressed by the talent of the Ruse children and awarded them to parade in front of the audience with their leaders Milena Mihova and Dobrin Raychev. The Deputy Mayor Encho Enchev was also part of the Ruse delegation.
The festival of folk costume "Zheravna" is a kind of touch to the life of our ancestors and its idea is to take everyone back a century and a half by observing the festival rules.
Participants and guests of the event spent two days with unique emotions. They had the opportunity to experience demonstrations of folk crafts and authentic Bulgarian folklore, as well as to taste Turkish coffee on sand and many homemade delicacies. Apart from being a paradise for all lovers of traditional Bulgarian dishes and an endless parade of colourful Bulgarian costumes, the festival is also a place where lovers of Bulgarian rhythms can play to their heart's content.
The event aims at preserving the old Bulgarian traditions and is held every year at the end of August in the "Dobromeritsa" locality.