The colorful folklore festival this morning in the Knyazheska Garden marked the beginning of a series of activities and competitions from the program of the first ever Sofia urban zona sport 2019. 16 folk dance groups competed in front of nearly 12,000 spectators and guests. Three folklore groups from abroad also participated in the competition, with performances from Italy, Northern Macedonia and Turkey, arriving specifically for the urban area. The event is part of the Healthy Food and Bulgarian Culinary Traditions Festival, which is being organized for the third consecutive year.

The guests were greeted by Andrey Kovachev – MEP and President of the ACES EUROPE Advisory Group. In the meantime, more than 200 participants in the various urban disciplines and activities of Sofia Urban Sports Zone 2019 have already arrived in Bulgaria from 12 countries. The competition program starts tonight, when after 6pm the street dance virtuosos will be presented in the Knyazheska Garden, and immediately after 7pm is the Openning Ceremony of the Urban zone 2019, which will continue with competitions in 26 sports and disciplines through all week long til next Sunday.