About us

Kazanlak Municipality is a beneficiary of the project ,,Conservation, restoration and socialization of Thracian mounds ,,Helvetia” and ,,Griffins”, funded by the BG08.
Kazanlak Municipality was established by Decree № 2295 / State Gazette number 101 / 26.12.1978. A settlement network in the municipality was formed depending on the nature and terrain conditions and to develop the livelihood of the population. It consists of 20 villages, 3 towns and 17 villages. Kazanlak Municipality is located in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains in the Kazanlak valley and covers an area of 634.4 km2.
Lands in the Kazanlak region is land, resulting in extremely favorable geographical, geopolitical and natural-climatic location since ancient times represent attractive lodging and human activity of different tribes and peoples. Traces of several historic eras are numerous, the most lasting and impressive are those left by the Thracians – people with extremely diverse and unique culture.
In the land that belonged to the capital Sevtopolis today named Valley of the Thracian Kings are revealed and explored over 35 mound tombs and temples mausoleums.
Kazanlak is the center of the Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings and attractive tourist destination. Here is the largest and best preserved in the country Thracian tomb included in the UNESCO list – Kazanluk tomb and the Museum of the Rose. In the region of Kazanlak has two reserves and five protected areas, many amazing creations of nature and ancient forests. The city is located on the periphery of the largest and most exclusive with its beauty reserve in Stara Planina – “Djendema” included in the National Park “Central Balkan”. Within the park reach almost to the Kazanlak west.
Rosa Damascena, or rose oil is the greatest wealth of Kazanlak region. It was moved by Bulgarian lands from Asia centuries ago. Today it is one of the symbols of Bulgaria. Under the influence of the unique climate and soil conditions gradually established as its own, different from oil roses grown in other countries. So at the beginning of the XIX century. It received the name “Kazanlak” rose oil and sub-Balkan valley now called the Valley of Roses.
Along with the production of rose oil, a leading role in the livelihood and welfare of the region in the past there and trade with him. The first rose merchants to mention officially exported rose oil to Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1771 and subsequent years.
Today, the rose-picking is one of the most important events in the Rose Valley of Bulgaria, which is associated with numerous festivities.
The Festival of Roses is one of the most remarkable in Bulgaria, dedicated to beauty and flowers. Celebrated for the first time in 1903 and since then traditionally held the first weekend of June. This is the period during which the oleaginous Kazanlak rose blooms. Today, the Rose Festival has grown into an international event, which entertained thousands of tourists and guests. The program includes the selection and crowning of the Rose Queen, rituals “picking” and “rose oil”; festive procession – Carnival, International Folklore Festival and others.
Kazanlak is rich in traditional cultural events, many of which are of national and international significance.
Chudomir celebrations are held annually from March 25 to April 1 and includes a number of unique cultural events: National competition for humorous story “Chudomir”; National Day of Children’s Talents “Chudomiriada” National Photography Competition “The man next to me”; National bazaar of books by Bulgarian authors’ Word Bulgarian “; National competition for children’s drawing happy and cheerful children’s story “Young Bulgarians’; National Theatre Festival “Comedy hit of the season”; Concerts, exhibitions, book premieres.
Holidays in the Valley of the Kings – In addition to the capital of the Valley of Roses, Kazanlak is the capital of the Valley of the Thracians. On September 23, 2005 were opened the first Festival in the Valley of the Kings. The “Touched by antiquity” which Kazanlak Municipality won in 2011, is a continuation and development of traditional holidays in the valley of the Thracian kings. During a last year the festival is held the last week of August. Innovative cultural event includes many cultural events:
Fair Thracian arts and crafts;
Demonstrations of Thracian martial arts;
Thracian camp;
Thracian wine gustations;
Artfest multimedia;
Review and Contest of Thracian clothing;
Body art;
Street parade;
performances;
exhibitions;
concerts;
Scientific symposium and conferences.
Music festival “Academician Petko Staynov.” Held annually in December / about birthdate of acad. Petko Staynov /. The celebration combines Bulgarian and foreign symphonic and choral art and includes:
Concerts choirs;
Chamber and symphony orchestras;
Performances of instrumentalists.