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Kyustendil's Spring

Kyustendil's Spring
     The festival Kyustendil Spring is a tradition which existed even in Thracian and Roman times when it was connected with the veneration of solar divinities and healers Asklepii, Hygia, Apollo and Dionysus. In 1966 the date 21 of March was declared an official festival.…
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International Competition for Classical Guitar Acad. Marin Goleminov

International Competition for Classical Guitar Acad. Marin Goleminov
     The International Competition for Classical Guitar Acad. Marin Goleminov is held annually in April under the patronage of the Mayor of Kyustendil. The artistic director is Ivan Andonov and the technical director - Svetlin Kirilov.        The competition is open to all interested…
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Cherryfest

Cherryfest
     It lasts three days in a row. The first fruit-growing fair in the country was held in Kyustendil in 1896 when gave rise to the tradition of the national fruit-growing exhibition. The tradition was revived in 2008.        Chosen by God, loved by…
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International Folklore Festival Pautalia

International Folklore Festival Pautalia
  The International Folklore Festival Pautalia is organized under the patronage of the Mayor of Kyustendil. The artistic director is Lyudmila Hristova, and the technical director - Iliana Kirilova.   The main purpose of the festival is to provide a field for folk groups and…
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Panagia

Panagia
   In the middle of August – on August 15th – is “Assumption of the Most Holy Virgin Mary” and Kyustendil celebrates Panagia – The Raising of the Bread. This festival is connected with spiritual culture of the Orthodox population of the town.      …
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Do you know that:

  • in 1966 Kyustendil was declared a national resort.
  • the first fruit growing fair in the country was held in Kyustendil in 1896.
  • Kyustendil Spring is the first contest in Bulgaria for the most beautiful girl.