The festival in Gabrovo is an aggregation of events related to humorous and satirically origin of everything around us. The Carnival is the culmination and this has a long and old history . Each year in May hundreds of people participate in the carnival procession, which passes along the central streets of Gabrovo. Different artists made models and cartoons of famous people and events. People are dressed in costumes, putting masks, dance and above all they are having fun.
Present-day humour carnival in Gabrovo originated from the old traditions and festivals held in town, i.e. the Gabrovo Oleliynya (street festivities) and the 1920s fancy-dress parties. This inimitable carnival ranks the town of Gabrovo among the rightful members of FECC (Foundation of the European Carnival Cities). The annual carnival procession in May draws thousands of visitors and participants from Bulgaria and abroad. “Letting go of its tail” in a ceremonious way, the famed Gabrovo cat takes the lead over the high-spirited, boisterous and versicoloured crowds of dressed-up Gabrovians and visitors along the streets of Gabrovo.
This year festival motto is ”Let’s get crazy from laughter”. This clearly shows that the festival will bring a lot of laughter and smiles to people faces. The festival will be greeted with a lot of music, confetti, and sweets.
Feel welcome to join in the merriment, in the highest of spirits and wearing a mask on May 20th, 2017. The theme of the carnival will be LET’S GO GAGA WITH LAUGHTER!