Struma is singing, playing and celebrating because in the middle of August in the village of Nevestino /close to the town of Kyustendil, Western Bulgaria/ a festival is held named after the river that runs through it. This year the festivities begin as early as August 15, the feast of the municipality. In the Christian calendar this is the feast of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.
The local church to The Holy Theotokos dating back to the late Middle Ages is located near the village of Pastih, Nevestino. The fair will grow into a musical meeting that will bring together amateur groups and individual performers from all towns and villages along the Struma River.
The days of the folk festival are August 16 and 17. More about it from Antoaneta Georgieva, secretary of the municipality.