Eco’Trail Sign 1

By Antonin Chatelain, Filed under: Uncategorized   None

Eco’Trail of Shipka « In the footsteps of Felix Maria Vogeli » Why an Eco’Trail in the name of Félix Vogeli ? At the end of the XIXth and the beginning of the XXth century, the southern slopes of the Balkan Mountains were completely bared. Shipka and settlements of the Kazanluk Valley were hit by many colossal  … Read more

Eco Trail sign 2

By Antonin Chatelain, Filed under: Uncategorized   None

Sign 2 Eco’Trail of Shipka « In the footsteps of Felix Maria Vogeli »   The erosion and floods at the end of the XIXth century and the begining of the XXth:   The massive deforestation phenomenon in Bulgaria begun under the Ottoman Empire. It resulted as a consequence of the human activities over the years, such  … Read more

Events and celebrations in April

By Eva Knez, Filed under: Uncategorized   Comments Off on Events and celebrations in April

1st of April Day of Lazar Young girls, dressed in Bulgarian national dresses go in the morning around the village to people’s houses and sing folclore songs. It is supposed to bring health and fertility of the soil in each house. People give them eggs, money and sweets. These eggs will be painted by children  … Read more

3rd of March – The Independence Day

By Eva Knez, Filed under: Uncategorized   Comments Off on 3rd of March – The Independence Day

One of the most important dates in Bulgaria is definitely the 3rd of March, the national holiday, celebrating the Independence, Bulgaria got in the year 1878  fighting against the Ottoman Empire with alliance of Russia. The battle for this important act happened in the town of Shipka which is known across Bulgaria and thanks to  … Read more

1st of March – “Baba Marta” day

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The tradition of “Baba Marta”, in English “Grandma Marta” originates from the pagan times and it is considered one of the oldest continuing traditions in Christian Europe. The holiday or better custom is celebrated on 1st of March in Bulgaria, and something similar in Romania, Moldova and Albania. The day itself is celebrating the rebirth of things,  … Read more

Agenda Permaculture Experience

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Uncategorized   Comments Off on Agenda Permaculture Experience

25th of August, Friday 18:00 Arrival 19:00 Dinner 21:00 Teodosi Spasov Kvintet, park Tulbeto Kazanlak 26th of August, Saturday 09:30-10:30 breakfast 10:30 – 16:30 Educational trail walk with forest lecture about erosion, soil formation and the historical re-forestration of the Southern Slopes of the Balkan Mountains. Lunch will be picnic in the forest At the end – visit of the  … Read more

CELEBRATIONS IN THE VALLEY OF THRACIAN KINGS 2017

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Uncategorized   Comments Off on CELEBRATIONS IN THE VALLEY OF THRACIAN KINGS 2017

 Organized by Municipality of Kazanlak           3 August /Thursday/   17.00 Municipal library “Iskra” “Bulgarian Architectural Modernism” – exhibition        17 August /Thursday/   18.00 Seutopolis square “Archeological studies in the Kazanlak valley” – an open-air exhibition            18 August /Friday/   18.00 Gallery,  4 Iskra str 110 years from the birth  … Read more

First walk through Shipka’s ecotrail

By Sintija Place, Filed under: Uncategorized   None

Shipkas eco-trail unfortunately doesn’t start as it should. It begins with rocky road which was started to build due to cutting activities and their benefits. Thanks to Shipkas nature activists, the road building in in this place is banned now. Also everywhere are fallen peaces of wood. It is not only because of this road,  … Read more