International Children’s Ethnic Festival under the slogan: “The Children on the Balkans - with their spiritual wealth in Europe” devoted to the International Children’s Day was organized every year on 31st May and 1st June 2017 in the Haskovo Mineral Springs, where the beginning was laid down. The main organizer of the event is the Nonprofit Association - Charity Fund on the name of Prof. Dr. Zheljazko Hristov, d.m. and the Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) under the Presidency of Mr. Plamen Dimitrov, co-organizers are Municipality of the Mineral Springs of Haskovo. The beginning was laid down in 2001 on the green lawn in the center of the colorful village of Haskovo Mineral Springs, Haskovo Municipality. The former leader of CITUB Prof. Dr. Zheljazko Hristov has announced the start of the first Children’s Festival. In the festival can participate children from 5 till 18 years of age – singers, instrumentalists and dancers from Bulgaria and abroad, performers of authentic and arranged folklore – vocal groups, chamber groups, dance groups, ensembles, instrumental groups, orchestras and individual performers, groups of authentic folklore. During past years on the Festival’s stage have performed groups and artists from Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Moldova, India and utmost from Bulgaria. The aim of the Festival is preservation and development of the folklore wealth and the authentic culture of all Balkan ethnos, European countries and worldwide. Through the universal and emotional language of songs and dances from the Eastern Rhodopes have been sent messages for unity and common future of Balkans and Europe, for ethnic tolerance, for respect to different spiritual and cultural traditions. Each year the Summer Theatre of the Municipality of Mineral baths are present around 2,000 participants (more than 100 group and individual participants). Parallel to the concert program accompanying activities will be organized - presentation of traditional crafts, culinary competitions, plain air (painting in the open air) and other recreational and educational activities for children. Currently we organize the 17th International Children’s Ethnic Festival under the slogan: “The Children on the Balkans - with their spiritual wealth in Europe”. Will welcome 1800 participants from all regions of Bulgaria and abroad.