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Friday 20 July 2018
16 July 2018 - 22 July 2018
July 2018
25.04.2018 - 31.08.2018

Sport in Ancient Thrace - Exhibition

On April 25, 2018 is the official opening of the exhibition Sport in Ancient Thrace which also celebrates Sofia being European Capital of Sport. It will be displayed at the Temporary Exhibitions Hall at NAIM until the end of August, 2018
01.07.2018 - 31.07.2018

FLUCA - Austrian Cultural Pavilion

FLUCA - Austrian Cultural Pavilion is an innovative project for a mobile cultural stage. It’s a project of Open Arts Foundation and the Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria. Its programme includes exhibitions, performances, discussions, concerts and parties of artists from Bulgaria, Austria, Israel, Western Balkans, Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. FLUCA: events in July (1-20): July 4-6: Ivo Dimchev – performance July 10 - Vikenti Komitski – video performance; July 11-12 - Vision for Sofia - presentation by Lyubo Georgiev and Adriana Mihaylova July 15 – architect Zdravko Zdravkov - Presentation of the new pedestrian zone on Vitosha Blvd. July 16-19 - Boryana Ventsislavova - performance 20 – Party In front of the Ivan Vazov National Theater: July 27 - Turumtay Zaric - Concert July 28 - 30 - Sibin Vassilev, Yoann Trellu - music video installation July 31 - Luiza Margan - Performance
Music and Dance Events
20.07.2018 - 31.07.2018
Sports Events

Feast of St Elijah the Prophet (Ilinden)

On July 20 the Bulgarian Orthodox Church commemorates the great Old Testament prophet Elijah. Throughout history, people have paid tribute to his moral elevation and spiritual closeness to God. It is believed that upon his death a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and took him. This scene is even portrayed on icons – St Elijah is depicted in a gold chariot pulled by 4 white horses.

The Feast of St Elijah is one of the most celebrated Bulgarian folk feasts and all churches in the country hold a Holy Mass. People worship prophet Elijah as the master of thunder and lightning and the protector of crops from fire. He can control the rain and humidity and protects life. Because of his powers, Bulgarians call him Elijah the Thunderer. In folk tales he rides a gold chariot up in the sky and shoots fire arrows.

St Elijah is a patron saint of all furriers, saddlers and bakers. On this day, farmers pray for rain and in some parts of the country on the day before the feast a dragon is ritually chased away as it is considered to be a symbol of draught.

Religious Holidays


Free creative outdoor activities for children.
In cooperation with Iskar District Administration and Bulecopack AD.
Music and Dance Events

Concert of Sofia Wind Orchestra

Borisova Gradina Park.
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality.
Music and Dance Events