The 24th Annual European Festival

ZORNITZA at “EuroFest at Country Fest”

July 29th, 2023

In July of 2023, Zornitza joined hands with two other Bulgarian folk dance groups, performer of the Kuker dance Hristo Popov, singer Dayana, and accordion player Dr. Kosta Bozhinov, to represent Bulgaria at the 23rd annual European Festival. Held in Maple Ridge in union with Country Fest, the event took place on July 29 and 30, 2023. For the first time since 1998, visitors were able to experience an ensemble of European and Canadian cultures through performances, cultural displays, and the flowing marketplace.

The intention, described by the EuroFest BC Society is to allow residents of Greater Vancouver to experience the diversity of the European cultural spectrum without having to indulge in an exorbitant plane ticket to Europe. The annual presentation of national customs, local traditions and cuisine attracts between 5,000 to 8,000 people and the participation of 26 to 32 European countries. If you are interested in learning more about our Bulgarian community, be on the lookout for the time and location of this year’s 24th European Festival!

Autor: Dima Mihaylova