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White Stork Festival, Belozem Village

Sun, May 19, 2019 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Geo Milev Primary School, Rakovsky


For the 14th consecutive time, the Mayor of Belozem Village, Rakovski Municipality, Prosveta 1909 Culture Club, Geo Milev Primary School and Green Balkans Federation host the White Stork Festival. Te event is held in the White Stork Park.The village is situated on 30 km from the city of Plovdiv along theTrakia highway, in the direction of Bourgas, and on 1 km from the highway itself. There is convenient bus and railway transport.
The festival has been held since 2005, when the German foundation EURONATURE named Belozem as the European White Stork village. The main purpose of the event is to promote the idea of the possible harmonious coexistence of people with wildlife and to attract more tourists to this picturesque area. In 2012 Belozem village was honored to host the international meeting of representatives of the White Stork European Village Network. Similar events are taking place in all the 14 stork villages across Europe, well known because of their large stork colonies.
During this year’s festival everyone will be able to enjoy the performances of many participants, to visit knitwear, souvenirs, etc. local producers’ stands in the White Stork Park; to learn how to create a farm of California worms and organic garden herbs in the school yard; to look at the diary of the children who describe the life of 20 stork families living under the roof of the local school; to see the ethnographic collection and exhibition of rural network European Stork village in the Culture Club; to have a ride on ecological vehicles; to take pictures with a White Stork family; or to dunk him/ herself in the atmosphere of the wetland Kissimov Holes. There is also National Student Competition The Life of a Stork, organized by the Children’s Online Magazine Stork, Geo Milev Primary School, Catholic Church St. Francis of Assisi, and the mayor of Belozem village, in partnership with Green Balkans Federation.


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