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Events Calendar


Thursday 20 September 2018
17 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
September 2018
10.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
Sports Events
17.09.2018

Holy Martyrs Saint Sophia and her Daughters Faith, Hope and Love

On September 17 the Church honors the holy martyrs Saint Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope and Love and the virtues that they represent – faith, hope, love and wisdom.

Legend has it that in the second half of the second century, a pious Christian woman named Sophia lived in Rome. She had three daughters that were named after various Christian virtues – Faith, Hope and Love. Because of their faith and love of God, the family was tortured and then killed during the Persecution of Christians in the time of Emperor Hadrian.

Since 777, the relics of the holy martyrs Sophia, Faith, Hope, and Love have been kept in a small temple in Eschau, France.

Every person named after the holy martyrs celebrates their name day on this date. The Bulgarian capital also celebrates as St Sophia is the patron-saint of the city. The feast will be celebrated in front of St Sophia Basilica where the official ceremony of raising the flag of Sofia and Blessing of Water will take place.

Religious Holidays
14.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

Puppet Fair - International Festival of Street and Puppet Theatre

The 10th jubilee edition of the Puppet Fair is organized by Sofia Puppet Theatre and Sofia Municipality with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Polish Institute in Sofia, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia, the Cervantes Institute – Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute – Sofia, the Embassy of Israel in Sofia, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian Army Theatre, the National Palace of Culture, AKT-UNIMA Bulgaria and Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2018.
Theatres
15.09.2018 - 22.09.2018

SOFIA RESTAURANT WEEK 2018

Selected restaurants
Discover the Tastes of Sofia with Sofia Restaurant Week - a festival that celebrates the fine cuisine in the capital.
Twice a year, in the span of one week, more than 6,000 people visit several of the 25 carefully selected restaurants. All of the participating restaurants offer a three-course menu for the price of BGN 29. The restaurants are chosen not only for their chefs and the quality of their food, but also for the quality of service and good interior design.
Festivals
17.09.2018

Sofia Jazz Formation - Concert

In front of Sofia History Museum

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
Sports Events
14.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

Puppet Fair - International Festival of Street and Puppet Theatre

The 10th jubilee edition of the Puppet Fair is organized by Sofia Puppet Theatre and Sofia Municipality with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Polish Institute in Sofia, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia, the Cervantes Institute – Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute – Sofia, the Embassy of Israel in Sofia, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian Army Theatre, the National Palace of Culture, AKT-UNIMA Bulgaria and Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2018.
Theatres
15.09.2018 - 22.09.2018

SOFIA RESTAURANT WEEK 2018

Selected restaurants
Discover the Tastes of Sofia with Sofia Restaurant Week - a festival that celebrates the fine cuisine in the capital.
Twice a year, in the span of one week, more than 6,000 people visit several of the 25 carefully selected restaurants. All of the participating restaurants offer a three-course menu for the price of BGN 29. The restaurants are chosen not only for their chefs and the quality of their food, but also for the quality of service and good interior design.
Festivals
18.09.2018

International Pop and Rock Music Festival – Sofia 2018

The International Pop and Rock Music Festical – Sofia is an event that brings together on one stage famous Bulgarian pop and rock performers as well as young talents, foreign performers, composers and poets. The Festival consists of two categories - New Bulgarian Pop and Rock Song Contest and International Competition for Performers. The main part of the event – a gala concert, is held in September. It is dedicated to the Day of Sofia and is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2018.
Music and Dance Events
18.09.2018

The Venetian baroque will come to life through Concerto De’Cavalieri

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall
Baroque Venice will come to life in a unique concert of Concerto De’ Cavalieri organized by Cantus Firmus with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Sofia and Sofia Municipality.
Music and Dance Events
10.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
Sports Events
14.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

Puppet Fair - International Festival of Street and Puppet Theatre

The 10th jubilee edition of the Puppet Fair is organized by Sofia Puppet Theatre and Sofia Municipality with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Polish Institute in Sofia, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia, the Cervantes Institute – Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute – Sofia, the Embassy of Israel in Sofia, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian Army Theatre, the National Palace of Culture, AKT-UNIMA Bulgaria and Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2018.
Theatres
15.09.2018 - 22.09.2018

SOFIA RESTAURANT WEEK 2018

Selected restaurants
Discover the Tastes of Sofia with Sofia Restaurant Week - a festival that celebrates the fine cuisine in the capital.
Twice a year, in the span of one week, more than 6,000 people visit several of the 25 carefully selected restaurants. All of the participating restaurants offer a three-course menu for the price of BGN 29. The restaurants are chosen not only for their chefs and the quality of their food, but also for the quality of service and good interior design.
Festivals
19.09.2018

Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra – Concerts

Conductor – Plamen Dzhurov
Soloists: Niko Isakov: bass-baritone, Gergana Ivanova – flute;
Program: Bach - Four Chorales; Bach - Suite No. 2
Music and Dance Events
10.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
Sports Events
20.09.2018
Business Events
14.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

Puppet Fair - International Festival of Street and Puppet Theatre

The 10th jubilee edition of the Puppet Fair is organized by Sofia Puppet Theatre and Sofia Municipality with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Polish Institute in Sofia, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia, the Cervantes Institute – Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute – Sofia, the Embassy of Israel in Sofia, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian Army Theatre, the National Palace of Culture, AKT-UNIMA Bulgaria and Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2018.
Theatres
15.09.2018 - 22.09.2018

SOFIA RESTAURANT WEEK 2018

Selected restaurants
Discover the Tastes of Sofia with Sofia Restaurant Week - a festival that celebrates the fine cuisine in the capital.
Twice a year, in the span of one week, more than 6,000 people visit several of the 25 carefully selected restaurants. All of the participating restaurants offer a three-course menu for the price of BGN 29. The restaurants are chosen not only for their chefs and the quality of their food, but also for the quality of service and good interior design.
Festivals
20.09.2018

Goleminov Quartet - Concerts

Mozart: Quartet KV 499; M. Goleminov – Quartet No 3
Music and Dance Events
20.09.2018

Sofia Jazz Formation - Concert

Concert dedicated to September 22 - Bulgaria's Independence Day
Music and Dance Events
10.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
Sports Events
21.09.2018

International Day of Peace

In front of the Monument to the Unknown Soldier
Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Notable Dates
14.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

Puppet Fair - International Festival of Street and Puppet Theatre

The 10th jubilee edition of the Puppet Fair is organized by Sofia Puppet Theatre and Sofia Municipality with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Polish Institute in Sofia, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia, the Cervantes Institute – Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute – Sofia, the Embassy of Israel in Sofia, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian Army Theatre, the National Palace of Culture, AKT-UNIMA Bulgaria and Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2018.
Theatres
15.09.2018 - 22.09.2018

SOFIA RESTAURANT WEEK 2018

Selected restaurants
Discover the Tastes of Sofia with Sofia Restaurant Week - a festival that celebrates the fine cuisine in the capital.
Twice a year, in the span of one week, more than 6,000 people visit several of the 25 carefully selected restaurants. All of the participating restaurants offer a three-course menu for the price of BGN 29. The restaurants are chosen not only for their chefs and the quality of their food, but also for the quality of service and good interior design.
Festivals
21.09.2018

Russian Fairy Tales Cycle

Paata Burchuladze, bass;
Modest Mussorgsky - scenes from "Boris Godunov"
Conductor – Nayden Todorov
Featuring Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir conducted by Slavil Dimitrov
Music and Dance Events
21.09.2018

Sofia Sinfonietta - Concert

Soloist - Hadar Halevy, mezzo-soprano, Conductor – Sv. Simeonov.
Concert dedicated to September 22 – the 110th anniversary of the Bulgarian Declaration of Independence.
Music and Dance Events
10.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
Sports Events
22.09.2018

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
14.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

Puppet Fair - International Festival of Street and Puppet Theatre

The 10th jubilee edition of the Puppet Fair is organized by Sofia Puppet Theatre and Sofia Municipality with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Polish Institute in Sofia, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia, the Cervantes Institute – Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute – Sofia, the Embassy of Israel in Sofia, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian Army Theatre, the National Palace of Culture, AKT-UNIMA Bulgaria and Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2018.
Theatres
15.09.2018 - 22.09.2018

SOFIA RESTAURANT WEEK 2018

Selected restaurants
Discover the Tastes of Sofia with Sofia Restaurant Week - a festival that celebrates the fine cuisine in the capital.
Twice a year, in the span of one week, more than 6,000 people visit several of the 25 carefully selected restaurants. All of the participating restaurants offer a three-course menu for the price of BGN 29. The restaurants are chosen not only for their chefs and the quality of their food, but also for the quality of service and good interior design.
Festivals
22.09.2018

110 years since the Proclamation of the Independence of Bulgaria

On September 22, 1908 with a manifesto by the Bulgarian Knyaz Ferdinand the Independence of Bulgaria was proclaimed in Veliko Tarnovo. In this way, the last vassal ties with the Ottoman Empire were severed. The Principality of Bulgaria became an independent country ruled by Tsar Ferdinand and Turkey followed by the Great Powers accepted officially the Bulgarian independence.

Bulgaria – one of the oldest countries in Europe, was put again on the world map after five centuries of Ottoman domination. Independence Day was declared a public holiday by the National Assembly on September 10, 1998.

In Sofia the holiday will be celebrated on September 22, at 11 am in front of the Independence monument (near the National Art Gallery – the Palace, in Knyaz Alexander I Square).

National and Official Holidays
22.09.2018

Sofia Jazz Formation honors Sredets House of Culture MCI

Dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the construction of the House of Culture.
Music and Dance Events
10.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
Sports Events
14.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

Puppet Fair - International Festival of Street and Puppet Theatre

The 10th jubilee edition of the Puppet Fair is organized by Sofia Puppet Theatre and Sofia Municipality with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Polish Institute in Sofia, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia, the Cervantes Institute – Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute – Sofia, the Embassy of Israel in Sofia, the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian Army Theatre, the National Palace of Culture, AKT-UNIMA Bulgaria and Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2018.
Theatres
23.09.2018
Sports Events
23.09.2018

Vitosha - My mountain: mountain running and fest

from Boyana to Aleko hut
The start line is located in front of Boyansko Hanche Restaurant and the finish line – in front of Aleko Hut. This is one of the most popular mountain running events. The two distances – 16 km (women and men) and 3 km (children) bring together hundreds of runners. There will be a lot of awards and prizes.
Sports Events