This year’s edition of the Festival of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage “White Nights of Razgrad” is the first event that managed to break the covid isolation. The crowded courtyards of the museums with the audience thirsty for cultural events showed it in an indisputable way.
The first evening began with a performance of the Phoenix Dance Ensemble in front of the Prof. Iliya Petrov Art Gallery, after which the premiere of the poetry collection The Diary of the Heart by the prominent Razgrad poet Pavlina Stamenova took place in the yard of the Stanka Nikolitsa House Museum. The guests were treated to white jam, and the meeting was opened by Tsvetana Benonova, chief expert in the Department of Culture, Religious Activities and Youth Activities.
The second accent of the first white night was entitled “Yavashov and the Slavic World.” The program was the work of the Razvitie 1869 Community Center and included a recital by Czech authors, ballet sketches and performances by the musical duo Mila and Krasen Ivanovi.
After Hasek and Smetana, the audience immersed themselves in the magic of Bulgarian folklore.
At the Ethnographic Museum, the Kapan ensemble presented “On St. Enyov’s Day – Divination for Love and Calling for Marriage”.
The first festival evening ended with a performance “Heritage” – dances, rituals and rituals of the Bulgarians – mummers, jamals and fireworks. Hundreds of spectators gathered on Vazrazhdane Square to immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of living art.
The second night of “White Nights of Razgrad” took place on the territory of the Archaeological Reserve “Abritus”. It began with the 1770th anniversary of the battle between the Romans and the Goths and the death of Emperor Decius Trajan. In the center of the event were the clubs for historical installations “Scythia Minor” – Dobrich and “Abritus” – Razgrad. They presented Gothic and Roman military camps with an overview of the military system and authentic Roman and barbarian costumes from the 3rd century.
In parallel with the demonstrations, the visitors were able to see the exhibited Varna gold treasure – the oldest processed gold in the world.
The culmination of the “White Nights of Razgrad” was the concert-performance of the Ensemble “Chinari” entitled “Legend of the Thracians”.