Planning is underway for Danube Day 2017. Details will be posted here in the spring. Read on for a summary of activities in 2016.
2016 saw two weeks of celebration from Vidin to Silistra, with thousands enjoying festivities across all the Danube municipalities.
Events celebrated Danube life: culinary festivities, art contests and music in Belene, Ruse and Tutrakan; rubbish clearing in Lom and Kozloduy; a food festival and water testing in Baykal; exhibitions in Vidin and cultural activities in Silistra. It was all-aboard for many, including guided river trips on the Radetzky steamship in Kozloduy and a colourful regatta in Ruse. Experts spoke about rivers, their wildlife and the unique cooperation protecting them.
Many actions focussed on engaging children: Svishtov pupils visited a waste water treatment plant; Nikopol children covered pavements with rainbow-coloured fish; balloons were released in Belene and Tutrakan; and Pleven scouts covered the Danube River Basin Directorate HQ with art.
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