Nestled in the Balkans, Tryavna attracts young and old people from near and far, even from abroad, on the traditional Slaveykovi celebrations. The feasts lasted four days in the first week of June, paying tribute to the work of Petko and Pencho Slaveykovi. They are considered to be Bulgarians of modern times, uniting the traditions of the Bulgarian Revival with the modern education and culture of Europe. The feasts are held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. The program of the holidays includes concerts, exhibitions, cultural events, which will quench every people’s thirst for culture and art. Traditionally, a book bazaar is taking place during the whole event under the colonnade of the Municipality of Tryavna.
Tryavna is a great place to be visited for those who are interested in culture, traditions and crafts. People of Tryavna are perfect hosts and have plenty of tips where to spend your time in a useful, interesting and relaxing day. I strongly believe that Bulgaria in general and Tryavna in particular are going to become more and more attractive for tourists, especially for city breaks. As I said, I think that our Douzelage Bulgarian partner town is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Nevertheless Bulgarian cuisine and their spirit like rakia is something that is worthwhile to be discovered.
Tiberiu Rotaru / Evelin Koev