Hristo Botev is roughly the equivalent of George Washington to Bulgaria's current empire. Probably the most famous figure in their history. Sunday was the holiday dedicated to him, and, even more exciting was the fact that he came through our town on May 29th about 150 years ago.
There was an awesome program in the center... dancing (national Bulgarian dances), poetry reading, live musicians, singers, and fireworks.
A handful of the other American volunteers came along with Randall's host mom & our friend, Betty (in the picture w/ Joy).
We really liked the "Dancing Duel" between two Bulgarian men. Very cool.
Wish you all could come to these events with us!
Joy & Randall