17th September is celebrated as the Day of Sofia honouring St. Sophia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love. This year it also coincides with the first day of school, so you can expect a lot of activity in Sofia. Listed here are some of the celebrations you might come across.
11:30 - Official ceremony of raising the flag of Sofia and a solemn blessing of water in front of Sveta Sofia Church
Photography exhibition Fairy Tale Sofia by Ivo Jovanovich in the foyer of Ivan Vazov National Theatre will be opened.
“This is an exhibition of a parallel Sofia that has remained untouched by the mistakes of modernization, with a mysterious character, a calm radiance and a European self-esteem, a city with a memory that should not be hidden under the layers of oblivion. Sofia, which should be a visit card of its inhabitants." - says the artist.
12:00 – Concert of Jazz formation Sofia - open stage in front of "History Museum of Sofia"
There will be festive performances and concerts in all quarters of the city throughout the whole day such as;
17:00 - Festive dance performance and carnival procession in Vladimir Zaimov Park
17.30 - Concert of the Guards’ Representative Brass Orchestra - open stage in front of "History Museum of Sofia"
17.30 - Concert of Sofia Brass Orchestra in front of Ivan Vazov National Theatre
18:30 - Awards ceremony of Sofia Municipality for outstanding achievements in the field of culture at Ivan Vazov National Theatre
20.30 - Street performance with lights and puppets "The Night of the White Horses" and festive fireworks in front of Ivan Vazov National Theatre