Residents and guests of the capital enjoyed the "Magic from the East" on June 15th in the Borisova garden.

The Asian Festival is organized on the idea of ​​H. E. Ms. Sri Astari Rasdjid, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Bulgaria, and this third edition was made possible thanks to the joint efforts of the Asian Embassies, Consulates and Cultural Institutes: those of Bangladesh, People`s Republic of China, India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, State of Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Philippines, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The Asian Festival was supported by the Sofia Municipality, the State Cultural Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, with the special patronage of the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria – H. E. Mrs. Iliana Iotova.

The festival was visited by approximately 10,000 people. They had the opportunity to get acquainted with the Asian tradition, crafts, cuisine. The rich cultural programme was highly appreciated:  all the day the park was filled with the music and songs of the East and on the stage different dances and martial arts were performed.

The festival had a charitable purpose. All the proceeds from the organized tombola were donated to children in foster care in Bulgaria, supported by "For Our Children" Foundation, a partner of the Asian Festival 2019.