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Sts Kiril & Methody Bulgarian Festival

  Saturday , May 24, 2014         4:00 PM        $20-$15, Children free

Event Details

bulgfest12_dancing_300The Bulgarian community gathers at the Croatian American Cultural Center to celebrate their culture, and honor the Saints Kiril & Methody.  There will be Bulgarian music, dancing and delicious samples of Bulgarian food and wine.

The day includes a program for children, film premier, cultural program, a mini dance festival, and dance party.  Bulgarian food by Hristo Kolev. 

Hosted by the San Francisco BULGARIAN FOLK ENSEMBLE ANTIKA, the program honors special guests: Bay Area Antika Slavic Strings with Emanuela Nikiforova, Artistic Director, Zabava Izvorno with Bill Cope, Ripni Kalinke Dance Formation, San Jose with Yulian Yordanov, Artistic Director, Da! Mozhem Band, the Polish dance ensemble, Lowiczanie, the Bulgarian School Khan Asparuh Performing group, San Jose with Katya Borisova, Director and Yulian Yordanov, Artistic Director, and more. 

The Program:

4:00PM - First Family Concert

5:30PM -  San Francisco premier of "This Baba" , Bulgarian film with English subtitles.

7:00PM - The Sts Kiril & Methody Golden Icon Ritual.

7:45PM -  Concert and 2nd Folk Music & Dance Festival for performing groups and soloists.

9:30PM -  Music & Dance Party. Hosted by The Bulgarian Folk Ensemble Antika and Martenichki - The Bulgarian Art & Tradition School, San Francisco. 

The Sts Kiril & Methody Bulgarian Festival is the culmination of an exciting, one-month long, journey in May to Bulgarian roots and culture in the Bay Area and includes the following events.  For more information:, 510-666-7701.

May 25.  Closing Ritual & after party - Returning the Golden Icon of Sts Kiril & Methody to the Holy Cross Monastery. Potluck food and drink.  Address: The Holy Cross Monaster 34580 Palomares Rd.  Castro Valley, CA 94552 

May 24. The 14th Annual Bulgarian cultural Sts Kiril & Methody Festival

May 10. The 8th annual Magic of Rhodope Mountain Evening.  5:30 workshops, 7:00 Poluck dinner, 7:30 concert and party with Vasil & Maria Bebelekovi, Antika Bulgaria Folk Ensemble, Bill Cope and friends. Address: 10837 San Pablo, El Cerrito, CA  

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