One of main symbols of Bulgaria is rose. It’s because producing of rose oil is so popular in the Central-southern part of the country which is called ‘’The valley of roses’’. Kind of capital of this valley is city of Kazanlak where every year in the end of May and beginning of June there are big celebrations of rose picking period. This rose festival already started with few events during weekends. For example this weekend (27 and 28 May) in two villages around Kazanlak will be shown the ritual of picking the roses with all the singing, dancing and old-school producing of rose oil. Other nice attraction in the region will be balloon flights around the dam Koprinka and above rose fields and also horse riding, paragliding and many more! In the center of Kazanlak traditionally will be situated a big open market of rose products.
The main part of the festival will be from 2 to 4 June when there will be a big international folklore festival and a big local beauty competition for ‘’Miss Rose’’. There will be also many more cultural attractions like children singing competitions and rose wine festival.
If the idea to visit this wonderful event inspired you to come here don’t hesitate to contact me via my Facebook page and I’ll organize all necessary things here for you to have your perfect holiday!