St. Ivan Island again proves that it is an exceptional place of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Every year ca. 500 pairs of yellow-legged gulls breed on the cliffs of the islands St.John and St. Peter. This is the largest and probably the only remaining natural colony of this species in Bulgaria. Today after a visit of the area, the team of Natural-history museum Burgas is happy to announce that St. Ivan Island is now home to another colonial species.
On the cliffs several pairs of European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) have built nests and some birds can now incubate the first eggs. Last year a message of one observed a nest of this species on the southern coast appeared in the local media, but without exact location. Today we know for sure, where will build the new colony of European Shag - a species highly vulnerable and endangered, included in the Red Book of Bulgaria.
We ask the residents and visitors of Sozopol, who decided to visit the island of St.John, not to disturb the birds. Please, do not drive them away from their new home.
The species is very rare and poses no threat to the local fishermen. In Bulgaria only about 150 pairs reproduce on the steep cliffs of Cape Shabla and Kaliakra.
The results of the 15th municipal contest "[url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=ethno&lang=en&page=encyc&enc=rituals&pgno=3&eid=54]Martenitsa [/url]in the traditional Bulgarian culture" will be announced on 28 February.
The announcement will be followed by the opening of an exhibition with the most original martenitsas.
Organized by: Regional historical museum of Burgas, Municipality of Burgas and Municipal Children's Community Complex.
On 24, 25 and 26 February you are welcome in the Ethongraphic (Burgas ul.Slavyanska 69) and the Natural-history museum (Burgas ul.K.Fotinov 30) from 10:00 to 12:00 to create your own traditional martenitsas.
The optimal group consists of 10 children, participation is the price of a student ticket for the museum - 2.00 BGN. Everyone will be able to take the martenitsa, which was made.
In the Natural-history museum you are invited to choose the most suited mineral for your martenitsas, which will bring to its owner magical power and great joy.
You can come and created a martenitsa with mineral on the price of a ticket for the museum - 4 BGN, or come and select a ready one from our holiday shop on the price between 0,50 and 1 BGN.
February 19! Fair or not, the day of his martyrdom death was chosen as the day to honour the Apostle of Liberty Vasil Levski. It is amazing how Bulgarian people, who were devoid of a sense of historicity, have preserved the memory of his honour. And thankfully, because people without historical memory is like a speck of wind...
The theme of Vasil Levski and his researchers are always interesting. Although there are issued over ten thousand titles dedicated to the Apostles, there are still unresolved moments of his life, work and ideological views. Discrepancies between the researchers themselves are often to the detriment of research object. This trend, unfortunately, has not bypassed even Levski himself. I suggest you look at one aspect of the studies related to the life and work of our great hero.
Who was the first biographer of the Apostle of Freedom Vasil Levski? Who is George Yakovlev Kirkov? He was born in Pleven, graduated from high school Todor Minkov in city Nikolaev, Ukraine. Then studied university two years in St. Petersburg, but due to the heavy climate moved to Odessa, where he graduated. Georgi Kirkov returned to Bulgaria during the Russo-Turkish War and became an official in the provisional Russian government. He participated in the Constituent Assembly and then was appointed the first director of the National Library.
On the eve of the last big Bulgarian winter holiday - Sirni Zagovezni, Regional Historical Museum - Burgas organizes a series of lectures, dedicated to one of the most popular topic lately - vampires, werewolves and all demonic beings who are the heroes of the modern movies, books and games.
Within the week, between 17 to 21 February our specialists will take you on a journey into the magical world of the supernatural. On the lectures you will be provided with information from archaeological surveys and Bulgarian folk mythology, in which these creatures are completely real.
Museum specialists will teach you about the old beliefs on the dark creatures, who were frightening people since ancient times. In fact, you will find out that vampires and goblins are an integral part of folk beliefs and legends that have been passed down over generations in Bulgarian lands since the Middle Ages.
On February 7, 2014 in Burgas Free University in a round table "Museum and School Education". The meeting was attended by 30 representatives of schools in Burgas region, the chief of the RIE - Burgas, a representative of the District Administration, the Director of department "Education" in Burgas Municipality, directors of the museums in Malko Tarnovo and Karnobat and a representative of the museum in Pomorie.
The meeting gathered representatives of all education institutions in Burgas and are willing to work for the establishment of a better relationship between schools and cultural institutions. The meeting began with a presentation of each museum exposition: Archaeological (presented by Milen Nikolov - Director of Burgas Museum), Historical (Ivanka Deleva) Ethnographic (Plamena Kirova) and Natural-history (Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva). With a short presentation representatives of Municipal Children's Complex eagerly promoted their successful practices in collaboration with the museum.
The event continued with a heated discussion, filled with notes of criticism on both sides, a lot of good ideas and proposals for joint initiatives. Clarified were issues on the way students can be taken out of the school grounds and lead on a visit to museums or archaeological sites in the city.