The annual Rosa holiday will be held in Bulgaria

The annual Rosa holiday will be held in Bulgaria

29 May 2017 12:56

June 2, 2017 in the valleys of Bulgaria to the south of the Stara Planina Mountain will be the annual oilseed festival. An amazing, delicate flower came to Bulgaria more than three centuries ago and has since been considered one of the main symbols of the country. The first festival of a special rose was held in 1903 in Karlovo.


Rose has become a constant attribute in the summer national rites of the Bulgarians, in folk embroideries, it was painted by all the artists. In the name of great love for this sort of roses, the inhabitants of the country began to organize the festival every year. The fragrant wealth of Bulgaria is used in the manufacture of the famous rose oil, rose jam, perfume essence, pink liquor and other products from roses widely represented in the shops and souvenir shops of the country.


The holiday begins in an open field with oil-bearing roses planted on it, where a ritual gathering of pink petals is held, of which then wreaths are connected. Then the holiday is gradually transferred to the center of the city, prepared for the beginning of a rich cultural program. At the Parade of the Rose all participants of the festival dress in costumes of Roman, Thracian and Greek times, and a group of guys on special stretchers in the form of a throne carries last year's Queen of the Rose, wreathed in pink wreaths. The Queen showered all present with a petal rain. But the most anticipated action at the festival was a contest for choosing a new Queen of the Rose, in anticipation of which all the residents of the country follow the streets. The evening program of the festival in the folk dance is good and cheerful.