Danube Day 2017 in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is marking Danube Day 2017 with a myriad of festivities including events in Dolna Mitropolia district, Ruse and Silistra.

Come along and celebrate your rivers at two popular events in Baykal in Dolna Mitropolia. Young artists can join us for Drawings on the Danube Banks, the 17th National Children's Drawing Biennial. Or tempt your taste buds at the annual Danube Day feast in Baykal with glorious regional cuisine. You'll be able to watch the age-old ceremony of tossing a wreath into the fast-flowing waters. Carried out in the village for as long as anyone can remember, the tradition signifies a positive future for the Danube rivers. There will also be interactive river models to explore hands-on and information on the rivers and their European importance.
Date: Saturday 24th - Thursday 29th June 2017

In Ruse, scientists and officials from Bulgarian and Romanian research organisations will gather for a cross-border scientific conference.
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017

Danube Day in Silistra will be marked with an open-air concert by the Urban Brass Orchestra.
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017.

If you're aged 6-18 years and love your river, the Danube Art Master competition is for you! Your challenge is to create a 3D artwork or 1-minute video that celebrates the Danube environment. Rivers are your inspiration: make an artwork or video during a visit to your river. Use your creativity to show how it is important to you or perhaps what should be done to look after it. Then submit a photo or video to national organisers, GWP Bulgaria, and you could win a top prize! Two winners will be invited to Vienna for the 14-country Danube Art Master final.
Deadline for entries: Thursday 20th July 2017.

Further information

More details will be added as they become available so check back soon! For the very latest news, please contact the country coordinator:

Mihaela Ilieva of the Water Management Directorate on +359 64 885 100; +359 886 330 34; m.ilieva@bddr.org. See also: www.moew.government.bg.

Further details will be available soon on the Danube River Basin Directorate website.

For Danube Art Master, contact Galia Bardarska of GWP Bulgaria on +359 2 987 04 61; mobile: +359 887 602 672; bardarska@dir.bg.

To see how all the countries celebrated last year, go to Review 2016. You can also revisit 13 years of Bulgarian Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.