In April 2012 we mark 136 years since the April uprising in 1876, the highest and most bloody peak of the Bulgarian national liberation movement in its fight against the Ottoman oppression.
In memory of the heroes who prepared and organized the nationwide uprising in 1876,
Regional History Museum displays an EXHIBITION IN THE HISTORICAL EXPOSITION (Burgas, Lermontov Str.30).
The exhibition presents the story behind the preparation and outbreak of the uprising in Bulgaria, particular attention is paid to unknown facts about the insurrection in the Second Revolutionary District with center in Sliven, part of which is Burgas region. Presented are also the activists and apostles of the national liberation movement in Burgas region, as well as more details and names of recent researched members of Botev’s rebel company, who originate or later lived in Burgas Region.
The exhibition contains a newly made copy of the uniform of Second Revolutionary District’s apostle and military instructor George Obretenov. Original weapons and liturgical books of the liberation struggles’ period 1874-76, will be illustrating the dramatic story behind April 1876’s events.
On 23 April 2012 Natural History Exposition of Burgas Museum celebrated International Earth Day. Many people responded to the event, among them were over 80 students from kindergarten "Sluntse", the schools "PR Slaveykov", "V.April", " K.Preslavski" and "Vassil Levski ". They heard a lecture on mineral pigments and natural dyes and got the recipe for paper recycling. Then everyone had the opportunity to write and draw their messages with eco paints, donated for this event by Masterhaus Hypermarket - Boshnakov ltd. All beautiful paintings will remain in the hall of the museum until the end of the week.
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On April 23, 2012 from 10.00 to 16.00, the residents and guests of Burgas will have the opportunity to visit the Natural-History museum of Burgas free of charge (30 K.Fotinov st., Burgas) and leave their messages - written or painted on recycled paper with natural dyes. This is our way to speak out in defence of the planet at a time when climate change and pollution are among the biggest threats facing humanity.
The event is organized by Regional Historical Museum Burgas in partnership with Hypermarket Masterhaus - Boshnakov OOD.
The idea to celebrate Earth Day originates from the 1970 in the U.S. and Canada. On April 22, millions of Americans participate in demonstrations and urge politicians, statesmen, business circles to include the environment in their priorities. Since 1990, the celebration also includes other countries and has become an international holiday. The aim is to unite as many people on the planet as possible in environmental protection events. International Earth Day is observed in Bulgaria since 1993 so our country is one of the first countries that joined the international celebration of Earth Day and contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment for the preservation of life on the planet.
Join us on Easter (Sunday, 15.04.) at 10:00 in the Ethnographic Museum of Burgas!
We will present the traditional Easter ritual table and children's games: fighting with eggs, rolling eggs and the Easter swing for health.
The old folks home "Tsveta and Anka Varbanovi" and children from Association "Sluntse i detsa" will be presenting their creations - Easter souvenirs and decoration as a part of the project "Workshop for young and old".
Our program includes performances of traditional Bulgarian folk songs and the horo dance we will all play together!
Among our Bulgarian customs, Lazaruvane is truly outstanding. It is based on ancient rites connected with the spring time awakening of nature. The so called Lazarus games (bg: Lazarski igri) are one of the most joyful and poetic expressions of the Bulgarian spirit.
This ritual involves young girls (called "lazarki") who are about to get married. They go round the village houses in groups and sing special “lazarski” songs, for which the maidens receive gifts. The girls get dressed in bridal costumes, which are decorated by various metal and beaded jewellery, rooster feathers, natural or artificial flowers.
On April 5, 2012. from 11:00 in the Ethnographic Museum (Burgas, 69 Slavyanska St.) the results of municipal competition “Lazarski kitki” will be announced at the spring celebration accompanied by small awards and opening of an exhibition.
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On March 22, 2012 (Thursday) at 10:00 in the Natural-History exposition of Regional Historical Museum Burgas, we will celebrate World Water Day 2012 together with the children from kindergarten "Sluntse" - Burgas in the form of a environmental-education-fun-event "With laughter and games, Let us tell you about water and the life inside it". With entertaining tasks and games in the museum hall we will acquaint the children with the surrounding water basins, aquatic animals and their importance for humans and other water creatures. We believe that environmental awareness is best taught to children at an early age and by appropriate interesting games that can be performed in the most accessible and enjoyable way.
The children’s tasks and games that we have prepared in the Natural History Museum will teach about the existence of fresh and salt water, the types of organisms found in them and many more. Children will colour pictures, identify animals of fairy tales, discover hidden aquatic life, seek what species live in the Black Sea, rivers, lakes. Our guests from kindergarten "Sluntse" have prepared a short program with drama and poems on the Water subject. We hope that through fun and games every child can learn about new aquatic residents and how important it is to keep the environment clean, the water and its other components.
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World Water Day has been observed on 22 March since 1993. On this day people organize worldwide events devoted to water, as well as governments and international organizations use it to remind that pure water is life and our lives depend on keeping its quality. Objective of the annual initiative is to raise the awareness and culture in this area.
Since March 2012 the team of Ethnographic Museum Burgas starts on a new column under the title "Ethno fact of the month". Here will be presented craftsmen/artists from Burgas region, unique crafts, rites and rituals, less known exhibits of the museum collection, interesting facts of the Bulgarian ethnology. "Ethno fact of the month" will share place on our website with Natural History Museum' "Species of the Week".
[img left]http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/misc/332_pages.jpg[/img]New interactive travelling exhibition dedicated to the Year of the capercaillie, will open on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:30 in the Natural-history exposition of Regional History Museum Burgas. Behind the attractive title of the exhibition "Bears, wood grouse and wild goats more rarely inhabit our forests" you’ll find curious details about the life, biology and threats to these three endangered species and why their numbers rapidly declined in our forests.
Using an interactive installation, visitors can find on the map of Bulgaria places, where these three species are still found and such where they already disappeared. From panels with text and photographs, visitors will learn about the clothing, marital status, address registration and lifestyle of all three species. Part of the exhibition is a puzzle with the animal’s favourite menu at "Forest restaurant". The surprising answers are hidden under flaps with curious quizzes and more. The youngster visitors can hear the animals roar and see photographs of beautiful wildlife. For the very little ones there is a special labyrinth with folk tales about the three animals
The exhibition is a project of the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation in partnership with Association „Biosphere”, Haskovo and it travelled to Burgas at the invitation of the Regional History Museum. The three species are not randomly selected - they inhabit the same forests, they are iconic and extremely endangered.
In Burgas the interactive exhibition "Bears, grouse and wild goats more rarely inhabit our forests" will be for first time on display and can be seen from March 12th to the end of April, every weekday from 10:00 to 16:45 in the Natural History Museum on 30 K.Fotinov St.