The Rose festival is one of the emblematic celebrations in Bulgaria. The festival is dedicated to beauty and flowers, spring and the aroma of the Bulgarian rose. The festival takes place since the first years of XXc until today. In the festive day our Rose valley is full of beauty, positive vibes, dances, songs and rose aroma.
Rose festival in Bulgaria
The celebration begins with Rose picking ritual in the rose fields. Folklore ensembles from the local towns make the experience authentic. Locals in traditional costumes show how to pick the rose petals. Guests are welcomed with round festive bread, roses and geranium.
The new Rose Queen shows up from the fields to receive the crown from the queen last year. The new Queen greets the guests and invites them to pick rose petals from her kingdom. Traditional Bulgarian dance called horo takes place. Everyone holds hands and follows the person in front. Steps are simple to follow, so everyone could participate.
This way we not only took part in the famous Rose festival but we also helped for the production of the famous rose oil. It is also called the liquid gold of Bulgaria. Later the rose oil is used in famous perfumes, in cosmetics or even for making rakia drink. Next we will see the process of rose water and rose oil production. We will also taste some rose products (sweets, liqueurs, etc).
Landmarks in a two day trip: Rose festival, Koprivshtitsa town, visit and wine tasting at a local winery, Kalofer bobbin lace museum and Hristo Botev monument, Thracian tomb in Kazanlak, Shipka memorial church and Buzludzha.
Landmarks in a one day tour: Rose festival, Kalofer bobbin lace museum and Hristo Botev monument.
Check out this video of Betty travels who attended the Rose festival in Bulgaria. She could be your tour guide for this trip. Please contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org to customize your tour.
|Duration:||1 day / 300-400 km or 2 day / 470 km|
|Destination:||Rose Valley, Bulgaria|
|Departure location||Pick up from your accommodation|
|Departure Time||Early pick up from your accommodation|
|Arrival Time||20:00 (Drop off at your accommodation)|
|When to visit:||at the end of May or the beginning of June each year|
|Group size:||from 1 up to 12 people|
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