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LUNAR Festival of Lights Sofia


The second edition of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS in Sofia
celebrates the light and beauty of the night from 11th-14th of May 2023.
For the second time in the Bulgarian capital, thirteen of the city’s most iconic buildings, squares and parks will be transformed with the art of light.
Sofia will shine more colourful and luminous than ever before.


The pilot edition of Festival of Lights in Sofia comes under the name LUNAR,
celebrating the light and beauty in the night.

The festival will be held between the 6th and 9th of May.

The four evenings will be inspirational and unforgettable will be for the citizens and guests of the city, who will see thirteen of its most iconic buildings, squares and parks transformed by light art for the first time.

During the festival, visitors will see artworks of talented artists from Australia, Bulgaria, India, France, Spain and Sweden, who will surprise with their art and make Sofia more colorful and shining than ever. Video and static projection mappings, light installations and interactive ateliers will inspire, surprise and entertain the public.

The festival will provoke many young artists by giving them a chance to participate in a competition in which they can create their own an artwork especially for the largest façade, part of the festival – the one of the National Palace of Culture.

Moreover, the first edition of the festival in Bulgaria will contribute to the professional development of young talents in high tech audiovisual arts area through its educational program. Bulgarian and international experts will share their knowledge about creation of 3D mapping, animations, music composing through AI, programming custom software systems to build interaction between artists, environment and audience, and night photography.

The program of LUNAR Festival of Lights will be free of charge.

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