Bulgarian Independence Day in Veliko Tarnovo

Dancers lined up for hundreds of meters to dance during Bulgaria's independence celebrations

Dancers lined up for hundreds of meters to dance during Bulgaria’s independence celebrations

I had the good fortune of stumbling into Veliko Tarnovo during the Bulgarian Independence Day celebration – September 22. There was dancing in the streets, a light show, and a military marching and singing performance. It reminded me the no matter where you are, people are more or less the same! The energy and patriotism felt on the streets in front of the castle were nearly identical to those felt on the Fourth of July in the United States.

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