Rose Festival in Kazanlak

The biggest Bulgarian Rose Festival has been organized annually since 1903 in Kazanlak. It celebrates our deep connection to the Rosa Damascena – the Bulgarian oil-bearing rose and all the gifts it has blessed the Rose Valley with for centuries.

Cultural, dance, music, artistic, social and sports events happen across Kazanlak and the surrounding villages in May-June. Attend concerts, workshops, expos, parades and other activities for all individual tastes with the Festival parade and the Rose Queen coronation being the culmination of it all.

Apart from all the events specifically organized for the Festival, the Rose Valley holds hidden gems such as the Valley of Thracian Kings, where hundreds of Thracian tombs, shrines, and treasures have been discovered.

Moreover, beautiful nature and locations of national importance such as the Shipka Monastery, Shipka monument and museum as well as the communist monument on Buzludza peak are at a close distance for history and sightseeing enthusiasts. Explore the most beautiful scenic locations in the Valley, there is a lot you can see throughout the year.


Rose-picking rituals by location:

– the village of Rozovo

– the village of Razhena

– the village of Rozovo

– the village of Koprinka

– near Kazanlak

– the village of Yasenovo

– the village of Yasenovo

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