Ninth Children's Folklore Festival "Veselyache" was opened with a welcome by the mayor of the municipality of Kresna, Mr. Nikolay Georgiev. We offer a whole his speech.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Friends and guests of the Children's Folklore Festival "Veselyache" in the town of Kresna.
"Welcome" in our small and sunny town, which today for the ninth time will accommodate hundreds of children's smiles and warm hearts of lovers of authentic Bulgarian folklore of all ages. I feel very proud to be your host and hope that today participants will showcase the best that they can. I hope that thair performances will deliver real joy of the festival guests who came here from all over the country.
This year "Veselyache" have a new vision, a new image and modern website in which the festival will be broadcast in real time. These efforts reflect our ambition to elevate the importance and role of our festival, so that the next year we will enjoy the guests not only from Bulgaria, but also from the Balkan countries, and why not from Europe.
I am particularly glad to inform you that the honorary chairman of our competent jury is Assoc.Prof.Etienne Levy. There is hardly to find anyone who does not know him from the small screen and therefore I will not introduce him. We hope that all this things will contribute even more to the festive atmosphere and give incentives to participants to show the best of themselves.
Small friends and guests of Kresna,
On the eve of the first of June - International Children's Day, I take this opportunity in advance to congratulate all children with their holiday and through those who are here today to send to their friends warmest greetings and hugs from solar Kresna. Not bowing your head in front of the difficulties in life will reward you richly.
Pronounce ninth Children's Folklore Festival "Veselyache" to open. Good luck to all participants."