The first edition of the Festival was held in May 2017. Conceived as the first of its kind the “Carving Festival of Laughter” gave a serious request for development and lasting presence, both in the cultural calendar of Gabrovo and in the national cultural calendar.
In its first edition the Competition attracted participants from Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria, won the sympathy of the audience and the high ranking of the professional jury in the composition: Elitsa Koteva, Ivan Manchev and Veselina Slavcheva.
In 2018, in the second edition of the festival, we enjoyed guests from South Korea, Romania and Serbia who were remarkable.
All of this gave us reason to start preparing the third edition of the festival even more ambitiously.
The International Carving festival of laughter 3 will be held in Gabrovo from May 17th to 19th 2019. We will have participants from Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, China, Ukraine.
Through our partnership with Creative cities in UNESCO Creative Cities Network, we have the ambition to develop the Festival and to make possible more interesting meetings between different participants and guests from all over the world.