Danube Day 2017 in Bulgaria

Planning is underway for Danube Day 2017. Details will be posted here in the spring. Read on for a summary of activities in 2016.

2016 saw two weeks of celebration from Vidin to Silistra, with thousands enjoying festivities across all the Danube municipalities.

Events celebrated Danube life: culinary festivities, art contests and music in Belene, Ruse and Tutrakan; rubbish clearing in Lom and Kozloduy; a food festival and water testing in Baykal; exhibitions in Vidin and cultural activities in Silistra. It was all-aboard for many, including guided river trips on the Radetzky steamship in Kozloduy and a colourful regatta in Ruse. Experts spoke about rivers, their wildlife and the unique cooperation protecting them.

Many actions focussed on engaging children: Svishtov pupils visited a waste water treatment plant; Nikopol children covered pavements with rainbow-coloured fish; balloons were released in Belene and Tutrakan; and Pleven scouts covered the Danube River Basin Directorate HQ with art.

Further information

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.

For the latest news, please contact:

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 are available on the Danube River Basin Directorate website.