Traditionally, every year on 13th and 14th January, when Vassilyovden is celebrated in old style, the ancient folk custom “Singing of Rings” takes place in Etropole. The essence of the holiday is in the wishes that are made at the beginning of the year.
The feast gathers the people on the square around the legendary fountain to attend a wonderful feast. . On the first day of Vassilyovden in old style is reproduced the ritual “singing of the rings”, which includes the girls and boys from the chitalishte. Women from the vocal group “Dimana”, who perform thematic songs and lead the two days dedicated to this beautiful tradition, have a major role to play in the festival.
The custom will be re-created on 13.01.2019 / Sunday / from 16.00 and 14.01.2019 / Monday / at 11.00. Organizer is the Municipality of Etropole, with the participation of Todor Peev-1871 Chitalishte, Historical Museum – Etropole and Wind Orchestra – Etropole.