This week's ROME-Burgas Lecture is dedicated to religious tourism. Gergana Danabasheva from the Archeological Museum in the Sea City will tell about the possibilities for its development. She will acquaint the attendees with the history of the four temples in the center of the city - the Orthodox Church "St. St. Cyril and Methodius Church, Surp Hach Armenian Church, Holy Virgin Church and the Synagogue, which now houses the collections of the City Art Gallery.The event is scheduled for February twenty-nine, at 11:30 a.m. at 69 Slavyanska St. (behind St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church). The entrance fee is preferential - 2.00 BGN for adults, and for students and pensioners - 1.00 BGN.
The presentation of the book "Indelible Dash - The Fate of the Asia Minor Bulgarians" took place in the hall of the Ethnographic Museum in Burgas. Its author is Assoc. Prof. Tonka Vassileva - an eminent teacher and winner of numerous state honors.
The book makes a new contribution to the historiography of the ousted Bulgarians and their outbreaks. It presents the folklore, traditions and customs of the Asiatic Bulgarians, their livelihoods and their crafts. The studies that Assoc. Prof. Tonka Vassileva conducted are a serious systematization of data. They also refer to the traditional culture, lifestyle and rich spirit of a Bulgarian community, for which the archives we have are limited.
The meeting was organized by the Thracian Society "Strandzha" and the Regional historical museum Burgas. It was attended by members of the company - descendants of Bulgarians from Asia Minor, the chairman of the organization Stefan Kolev and folk singer Lazar Nalbantov, a member of the board of directors of the company.
According to the Bulgarian tradition on 14 February (old style) is Trifon Zaresan. Today, on this day people are excited by Valentine. I do not oppose the two festivals, although in principle there is our opposition – foreign. On the occasion of the day of the lovers I searched for how Bulgarian girl and boys in old times perceived love and romance.
In a book from 1891, – "Living Starina" – "ethnographical (folklore) study..." By Dimitar Marinov, we find peculiar
Requirements-rules on ethics in flirting. 130 years ago.
The "Libene" section starts with a very significant motto – "Mominstvo – Vizirstvo, Ergenlk-Pashalak" and the statement "Liebenlo is an essential part of this golden and happy time of rural life, which is called youth..."
The damsel never in any way dared to offend any guy, because he had the right to harm her. For insulting the following acts were taken:
1. If he passes his way – when he walks the way and she sees it, but does not return.
2. If you do not give him to drink water from her jug when he asks.
3. If you let go of the choir so that he has caught playing next to her.
4. If the maid is dared to laugh at him for anything.
Other more innocent but still the insults were:
5. If the maid does not give from her head a flower of the mohair; Don't give him your rap or anything else.
6. If there is a seat or other place, when the man comes and the other girl become on his feet, showing respect for being a man, and this girl is sitting and not moving.
7. If the damsel encounters or reaches, or pass by the morthe, when he works and does not greet him with "good meeting!", "good enough!" or "Helps God!".
For these and other insults the man took revenge in different ways-to tar the door of her house, to pluck the basil and the other flowers in her garden, spring time to go to the vineyard and to round a thorn or with some rod all the old, while it is young and fragile and thus make the vineyard barren this year, to light the hay or straw of her father, to cut off her hair.
But before that, the author stated: "The flood is done in a perfectly free way and only by the will of the damsel..."
Curator of the Ethnographia Department
What are the ancient Thracians remains of shipwreck found on the seabed near cape Maslen? What contained part of the ship's cargo that was once sunk along the rocky shores? And what do the research of the objects removed from the depths prove? These and many more interesting questions will answer during a lecture at the Regional History Museum – Burgas, the archaeologist Miroslav Klasnakov.
The specialist will tell about the copper ingots with discotic form, found in the aquatory of Maslen Cape.
«By analogy with similar findings from the shipwreck explored at the noses Gelidonya and Uluburun in Turkey and the "honey cakes" from the Bulgarian coast are attributed to the late Bronze Age. Unlike the "crucified Cowhide" bars from the territory of modern Bulgaria, which were found relatively far west of the seashore, those with a discotic form are only found under water», Miroslav Dangmei says. It clarifies that copper ingots are not only related to the cross-border commercial contacts of the Thracian tribal communities of the Strandzha coast with the Aegean World or other parts of the Mediterranean, but also to the mining and processing of metal in Strandja Mountain during the Late Bronze Age.
The event is scheduled for the fifteenth of February, from 11:30 hours at Ethnographic museum - Burgas, 69 Slavyanska Str. (behind the Church of St. St. "Kiril and Methodius"). The entrance fee is preferential – for adults 2.00 BGN, and for students and seniors – 1.00 BGN
The documentary exhibition "Resurrection of Freedom" was opened in the Historical museum (31 Lermontov St.) in Burgas. The occasion is the 142nd anniversary of the end of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Liberation of Bulgaria. The opening of the exposition was also part of the program of Burgas Municipality for the celebration of February 6 - Liberation of Burgas from Ottoman rule.
The traditional Saturday lecture at the Regional historical museum - Burgas will crosslink the Valentine's Day, birds and the curious opportunity to look into the future if we look closely at them.
An interesting presentation on St. Valentine and the Birds was prepared by Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva, Editor-in-Chief of the Natural History Museum.
Divination, ie. looking to the future has played an important role in the political and social life of people in the past. Even today, in our technical and hectic daily routine, we are sometimes tempted to read a horoscope or a message about an animal that predicted, for example, the outcome of an important match or election. Even if we do not believe much in such forecasts, such titles undoubtedly provoke our attention.
However, if you are one of those who do not believe in divination, from Dr. Dalakchieva's lecture you could learn interesting information about many of the bird species found in Burgas.
The event is scheduled for February 8 at 11:30 a.m. at 69 Slavyanska St. (behind St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church). The entrance fee is preferential - 2.00 BGN for adults, and for students and pensioners - 1.00 BGN.
On February 6 (Thursday), 2020, 12:00 h. the documentary exhibition "Resurrection of Freedom" will be officially opened in the Exhibition Hall of the Burgas Historical Museum (31 Lermontov Str.). The occasion is the 142nd anniversary of the end of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Liberation of Bulgaria. The exhibition is a work of the Bulgarian State Archives Agency and is invited by RHM-Burgas and Territorial State Archives-Burgas.
The preparation of the photo-document boards is a joint initiative of the archives of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Romania. They include documents, photographs and engravings representing the warring countries, the course of hostilities, life during the war and its final stage with the signing of the San Stefano and Berlin Peace Treaties. Many of the materials are presented for the first time to the public of Burgas. Their originals are in the archival repositories of central and regional archives of Bulgaria and Romania, the Russian State Military-Historical Archive, the Russian State Historical Archive and in the Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Empire.
The exhibition "Resurrection of Freedom" is included in the program of the Municipality of Burgas for the celebration of February 6 - Liberation of the city of Burgas from Ottoman rule and can be visited until February 26, 2020.