The National Folklore Festival “Sparks from the Past – Apriltsi” is held in late July with the participation of ensembles from all over the country. Folklore ensembles for songs and dances, ensembles, folk customs groups, individual performers and clubs for folk people take part in two consecutive days of the fair – there is no age limit. The holiday has established traditions and promises to delight every spectator who finds time to visit the city in the days of the event. Songs and dances from many parts of Bulgaria come to life on the stage. About 120 amateur community groups with 1,700 participants show the preserved Bulgarian customs and traditions. Artists from Silistra region, Ruse region, Veliko Tarnovo region, Lovech region, Pleven region and others take part.