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Donation from Chicago to the home of the Shtastlivetsa
At the initiative of the Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Middle East of the USA, Ivan Anchev, the Historical Museum in Svishtov received a special donation for the house of Aleko Konstantinov, announced the press center of the Municipality. The donation is linked to the initiative of the Consulate General in Chicago and the naming of one of the central streets - Irving Park Rd., In the name of the distinguished Bulgarian writer.
One of the street stamps, bearing the name of the Shadowgirl in Chicago, was presented in an official atmosphere of the Aleko Konstantinov House Museum in Svishtov. The Consul-General told about a number of administrative procedures that the consular had to cross over until street naming became a reality. At the same time, he also shared his joy with the wide support of the initiative by many Bulgarian organizations and the Bulgarians in Chicago. As to how they decided to call the street with that name, Mr. Anchev said: "It was not a tribute to us to call this street at all, since Aleko Konstantinov is the one most associated with Chicago . With his book "To Chicago and Back" he gave generations of Bulgarians a glimpse into America and the New World during various periods of Bulgarian history. The Bulgarian has seen America for years through the look of Aleko Konstantinov and his travels. "
Together with the sign, the Consul presented another unique gift, which will also be included in the museum's exposition - a luxury album specially designed for the Svishtov Historical Museum, depicting a photograph of the bust-monument of Aleko Konstantinov, located in the Regenstein Library, in the world-famous University of Chicago, as well as photos from the solemn opening of the street in Chicago.
As a sign of appreciation for the exceptional gesture, Mr. Anchev received from Ivelina Ivanova, director of the Historical Museum, two copies of the book "Bai Ganyo" respectively in Bulgarian and English, and the mayor of Svishtov Gencho Genchev presented him a picture depicting the emblematic for the Clock Tower Tower in the Danube, built by master Bogdan.
The subsequent talks between the Consulate of Bulgaria in Chicago and the Mayor of Svishtov have moved towards future joint projects and initiatives that are content and united by the common goal of maintaining the spirit of Bulgarians alive. The Consul General said that there are 12 Bulgarian schools, churches, dance ensembles and a number of cultural centers in Chicago, which are constantly striving to maintain a strong and inseparable relationship with Bulgaria. He also told the Union of Bulgarian Writers, who each year publish an almanac named "Ljuboslavov", who for two years thanks to the work of the Bulgarian Consulate has its place in the Library of the American Congress. Since then, every 24th of May, the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Chicago has been importing books into the largest library in the world.
Dunav Ultra - the longest cycling route in Bulgaria
"The whole Danube River on the territory of Bulgaria is part of the history of Ancient Mizia - a real treasure in the direct and transitory sense," says Boris Begumov, a 49-year-old marketing entrepreneur, the creator of the Danube Ultra.
This is the longest tourist biking route in Bulgaria - 670 km along the Danube River to the Black Sea. The beginning is Stambol Kapia, Vidin to Silistra and then, through Dobrich, to the village of Durankulak on the Black Sea. The event aims to promote these places as attractive tourist destinations not only nationally but also of global importance. 28 Bulgarians and three Romanians participate in this year's edition.
Following the predetermined route, the participants pass in succession through all major cities along the Danube River in Bulgaria - Vidin, Lom, Kozloduy, Oryahovo, Nikopol, Svishtov, Rousse, Tutrakan, Silistra and then Dobrich.
The Danube Ultra is the winner of the "Innovation of the Year in Tourism - 2017" Grand Prix at the annual competition of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The history of the ancient castles and villages - Bononia, Ratiaria, Augusta, Ulpia Eskus, Dimum, Nove, Sexaginta Prista, Transmariska and Durostorum is a story of some of today's largest cities along the Danube River in Bulgaria from Vidin to Silistra.
The Danube Ultra route was created in 2014 by 45-year-old entrepreneur Boris Begumov. In 2010, he is in an advanced stage of obesity, an active smoker and an alcohol-dependent businessman. The love of cycling, sports and a healthy lifestyle change it. It creates the bike route, which then overcomes twice in less than 48 hours.
At the Festival of Springs in China - a delegation from Kazanlak, Bulgaria
At this year's traditional Jinan Spring Festival "Dialogue of Confucianism in the City of Springs", representatives of twin cities and provinces of the 7 million Chinese province are invited once again.The delegation from the Municipality of Kazanlak is the only one from Bulgaria, announced by the press center the Municipality.
In the Bulgarian delegation in Jinan participate representatives of the Municipality and the Municipal Council - Kazanlak, as well as the famous Bulgarian archeologist and good friend of the Valley of the Thracian Kings Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov, as well as Vanya Madjarova, Manager of Damascena Ethnographic Complex, where visitors can to observe the production of rose oil and to learn various facts typical of Rosa Damascena and the oil it produces.
The topics at the meetings in Jinan this year are related to the promotion of tourism and the cultural and historical heritage, the science of living and the business environment, the exchange of experience in the sphere of rose production, as well as a seminar for applying for programs of world cultural and natural heritage, the capital of Beijing and significant cultural and historical sites.
Kazanlak is a well-established partner at the traditional Jinan International Forum. The purpose of the three-day international meeting in the Chinese province is to build a platform for cultural exchange and integration between Confucian culture and different cultures around the world.
Big and small dogs at a dog show in Vidin
The event is organized by the World canine-hunting sports alliance, Bulgarian Republican Kennel Union, Bulgarian Kennel Club for Bulgarian Shepherd Dog Club and Local Shepherd Dogs with the assistance of Vidin. The exhibition is for all breeds of dogs under the motto " For the Cup of the Mayor of Vidin" and includes exhibition of antique weapons from the National Traditia Company - Plovdiv Branch..
In Dog Show participated clubs from Vidin, Sofia, Montana, Lom, Parvomaytzi, Gorna Oryahovitsa and Vratsa . Most were four-legged breed Bulgarian Shepherd Dog.
Besides defining the different breeds, the viewers had the pleasure to see the implementation of the winner of the European Cup in the discipline "Frisbee - freestyle" Merishayn (breed Border collie) and Amida (Eastern European breed)with coach Daria Ivantsova and "Listening" to a dog with coach Volodya Vladimirov.
Flower carpet in Brussels
More than 600 000 thousand live flowers were planted today at the central square in Brussels to open the 21st Flower Carpet Festival.
The festival is traditionally held every two years in August - every even year. The square is covered with a thin net on which the painting and arrangement of each flower is printed. 100 volunteers plant the flowers at a specific location for about four hours. The color event is accompanied by numerous concerts and other cultural events on the square. The carpet is being prepared for several months because it is a real challenge for landscape architects to keep for as long as 5 days fresh as many flowers. A special place is the begonias, which is the flower - a symbol of Belgium.
The theme and inspiration for the motifs in the carpet this year are from Mexico, Guanajuato. Every year there is the La Octava Noche festival, during which the locals fold the streets with a carpet of painted sawdust. The area is characterized by the rich culture and precious crafts of the many peoples living there.
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