Festival of Religions to be held in Sofia on September 28

Representatives of various religious faiths – Jewish, Christian and Muslim – are to take part in a Festival of Religions in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia on September 28 2014.

The festival is being organised by the National Council of Religious Communities in Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.

Proceedings start at 1pm and from 2pm outside the Old Baths in central Sofia, six faith groups will have stalls where visitors can learn more about the religious groups’ beliefs and practices.

Those to be represented are the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Muslim religion, the religious community of Jews in Bulgaria, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Roman Catholic exarchate and the Evangelical Alliance Bulgaria.

At 4pm, there will be a concert with participants including the Yoan Kukuzel Choir – founded in 1967 to perform traditional Orthodox Christian vocal music – the Dulce Canto, the gospel choir of the Evangelical Alliance, and representatives of the Armenian, Muslim and Roman Catholic communities.

From 6pm, the houses of worship of the faiths taking part in the festival will be holding “open house”.



The Sofia Globe staff

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