Sofia, Bulgaria: With over 200 events across the country, Bulgaria will once again join the European Heritage Days (EDN) initiative titled “Europe, Common Heritage”.
Every year in September, the 50 countries that have signed the European Cultural Convention participate in EDN – a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
It involves more than 20 million European citizens, making the Days the largest and most shared cultural event not only in Europe but also worldwide. For more than 25 years, EDN has been bringing together people from European countries as a big family with one idea: to get to know and appreciate their heritage, to feel the connections between European peoples thanks to it.
This year’s edition of EDN also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. In accordance with the resolution of the Ninth Session of the General Assembly in 2023. a global campaign to mark the anniversary is planned with a series of activities to showcase the diversity and richness of living heritage and raise awareness of the importance of its conservation.
The calendar of the festive program in the country was prepared by the Ministry of Culture, as the national coordinator for holding EDN in our country, together with municipal administrations, which for years have been actively cooperating in popularizing the rich cultural heritage of the regions and the country.
Tens of creative workshops, art workshops, performances, festivals, reunions, concerts, talks, literary readings, lectures, round tables, children’s educational programs and more. to be held in September in 60 municipalities across the country.
Hosts of these events — museums, libraries, ethnographic complexes, community centers, galleries, cultural and natural sites — will provide free admission to their guests on September 16 and 17, 2023.