For the second consecutive year Bulgaria became part of a broader initiative European Days of crafts. Coordinator in our country is the Regional Association of Municipalities "Central Stara Planina", as this year's efforts are supported by the municipalities of Gabrovo, Dryanovo, Elena and Teteven AEK "Ether" AIR "Bozhentsi" and artisans from across the country.
In the conference halls of AEC "Etar" in Gabrovo were held demonstrations and training on cotton cloth, candle crafting, natural wood sculpture and carving, painting of icons and fragments on the stone, making and coloring of clay figures. Young and old had the opportunity to participate in the dolls workshop and have fun with puppet theater "Racho and Deshka guests at Etar."
European Days of crafts aim: to promote the arts and crafts in all their splendor and diversity; to promote the interest of the general public to a sector with high added value; to create a future for arts and crafts, ensuring their preservation and transmission to future generations, to establish it as an event with good prestige and influence throughout Europe.
The initiative started in France more than 11 years ago, and in 2015, was joined by 13 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.