For the first time Burgas Municipality, Regional Museum Burgas and Municipal Children's Complex organize citywide celebration of the bulgarian custom [url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=ethno&lang=en&page=encyc&enc=rituals&pgno=2&eid=59]Lazaruvane[/url]. More than 200 young girls will participate in the event dressed in traditional ritual costumes.
On April 26, 2013, at 10:00 in the Ethnographic Museum the celebration will begin with announcement of the results of the contest "Lazarska kitka." In Brakalov's house will perform young lazarki girls from Kindergarten "Chaika" and "Detelina".
At 10:30 5 groups of lazarki will go on their routes along the central streets in Burgas. Typically, they will visit various "houses": all 4 museums, municipality buildings, regional government offices, regional library "P.Yavorov", First Investment Bank (Office 71 Slavyanska St.), Municipal Bank offices, Tourist information center Burgas, the shop "Moderen Dom". The young girls will sing traditional songs connected with the ritual, the hosts will welcome them and reward them with gifts. According to the folk tradition the custom lazaruvane ends with kumichene - the girls go near water and trow garlands marked in some way. This ritual activity will take place in 11:30 at the fountain of Burgas, followed by colorful dance.
From 19 April until the end of May 2013, Regional Historical Museum - Ruse will be a guest of the Natural History Exposition in Burgas with the exhibition "Shadows in the rocks - minerals and biodiversity."
The exhibition exposes twelve different topics, from the origins of Earth to industry and ecology. The emphasis is on the minerals wealth and types of rocks associated with the lives of all living things in many different ways - the origin of rocks, habitats for plants and animals, the use of raw materials in everyday life and in various industries.
The exhibition features 85 exhibits - rock samples, minerals and fossils, as well as inputs from kaolin. A model of kaolin mine is one of the highlights.
The opening will be on April 19, 2013 at 11:00 in the Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30 K.Fotinov St.)
On 26.03.2013, Tuesday, at 11.00, in the Historical Museum of Burgas (Burgas, 31 Lermontov St) the curators will presented to the public a new military-history map tracking the battle movements of 24th Black Sea Infantry Regiment during the Balkan wars. Detailed schemes of other military plans and reports will illustrate the heroic march of the Burgas troops on the territory of the Thracian and Macedonian battle stage. Historical narrative and presentation in images will describe the battles that the regiment held in the First Balkan War in Konstantinovo, Erikler, Bunar Hisar, Briz, and then in the Second Balkan War in Dolni Balvan and Tsarskite visochini.
On March 22, 2013 (Friday) at 10:30 in the Natural-History exposition of Regional Historical Museum Burgas, we will celebrate World Water Day 2013 together with the children from kindergarten "Sluntse" - Burgas. Our theme this year is "Preserving and protecting the water wealth" and is in line with more current worldwide problem of the decreasing water supplies on Earth, how to protect them from pollution and how to use them in a better way.
Our goal is to teach children to be aware of water and all other natural resources. Through interesting experiments the children will learn the properties of water and its physical states in nature - fluid, vapor, clouds, ice, rivers and other. They in turn will present the water cycle in their own understanding. We will measure time with a water clock. Riddles and learning games will extend the children's knowledge about the importance of water and the need to preserve and protect our water resources.
Join our Carnival on 18 March 2013 from 11:00 in the Ethnographic Museum!
Shrove Monday is known as "clean" or "pesi" Monday.
The Bulgarian woman clean and arranged her house in order to purify her thoughts, to overcome chaos and sort her world. A day is called also "pesi" because it celebrate the health of domestic dogs.
Up to the 50s and 60s of the twentieth century, in the Bulgarian villages and towns during the week between Sirnitsa and St.Theodore's day children dress up and visited the villager's homes. The hosts welcomed them with great joy and feast them generously. This is our Bulgarian version of Halloween.
Students from 3 Burgas' schools will show their unique masks and homemade costumes at the carnival hosted in the Ethnographic complex in Burgas.
We will expect you in Brakalov`s house (Ethnographic Exposition, Burgas, Slavyanska St. 69), dressed in your Halloween costumes.
Here you will learn more about the Bulgarian Carnival.
March 1 is not an ordinary day. According to the popular belief, if in the morning everything has been done by the rules throughout the month the weather will be good; there will be no hail and frost; the snakes and lizards will run away; the bad stuff will be scalded and any change will be for good!
Before sunrise every housewife has to put out white and red cloth to make Granny Marta laugh. It is important this to be done first by a cheerful and good woman. In the village of Fakia the women take out only a red cloth due to a fear that the white can bring snow and frost.
On the first of March people try not to quarrel among themselves, which could anger the short-tempered Granny Marta.
On this day heavy work is not done, women do not spin or wove, sew, wash, knead, and men do not cut wood or plow.
The most important, of course, is the tying of martenitsas on arms, necks, baby hats. Granny Marta shines with happiness, when she sees that people have martenitsas in her honor, when she meets young people and brides with their hands full, when she enters clean and tidy homes. Bulgarians do anything to make her happy and cheer because Granny Marta is no ordinary grandmother ...
Let this magic made of twisted red and white threads protect us from all evil - visible and invisible, to bring us all good health, wealth, good weather and hope for sunshine!
Rositsa Topalova, curator in department Ethnography of Museum Burgas
[img left]http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/fauna/87656789.jpg[/img]On February 28, 2013 from 14.00, in the hall of the Natural History Museum in Burgas (30 K.Fotinov St.)the exhibition "Cetaceans in the Black Sea" will be open for the public. Mr. Dimitar Popov from Association "Green Balkans" will present the project "Pilot activities in the photo-identification of cetaceans (Cetacea) along the southern Black Sea coast of Bulgaria", under which is the exhibition. The project is funded by the Secretariat of ACCOBAMS (Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area) and is the first ever study of this kind in Bulgaria.
For those wishing to visit the exhibition, it will remain in the hall of Natural History Museum Burgas until the end of March.
On 13 February 2013, as a part of the cultural program of Regional Historical Museum Burgas took place the initiative "Museum in a Suitcase". The original event was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the First Balkan War on October 5, 1912, and 100 years since the establishment of Museum institution in Burgas.
Partner and host of the event was primary school "Elin Pelin" Burgas. The idea of the organizers to give a chance to children from schools located further away from the Museum, to be able to experience the unknown nature of the museum work. Students from grade 3 to 6 were presented with a visual story that tells more about the specific work of museums as cultural and scientific institutions. Proposed was a short video chronicle of the Balkan War. The museum exhibits related to the Balkan war carried "in a suitcase" sparked the greatest interest by the students.
Photos and belongings of officers from 24th Black Sea Infantry Regiment, Dejan Belopitov' sword, Col. Sava Dimitriev's binoculars, bayonet and revolver, military history textbook printed back in 1915, excited the young hosts. The children curiosity satisfied the curators of Historical Museum Burgas - Ivanka Deleva and Yana Ivanova as they said "It is always worth the effort, especially when it comes to educating our children."
On 01.03.2013 at 10:00 in the lobby of Culture center Lukoil - Neftochim (Troikata Square, 1), the results of this year's contest "Martenitsa - Amulet for Health" will announced, followed by exhibition. The event is organized by Municipality Burgas, Regional Historical Museum - Burgas and Municipal Children Complex.
The competition is held for the fourteenth consecutive time.
From 03.03.2013 the most interesting ones of the 45-collective works will be arranged at the Ethnographic Museum of Burgas.
The presentation of a second exhibition is new to the competition. It is held as a part of the activities under the project "Environment and security for children from vulnerable social groups" funded by OP "Human Resources Development", which was implemented by the Municipality.
The celebration will include the children of folklore ensemble "Shareni gaitani", Children's choir "Trepetlika" led by Pepa Zapryanova and the young dancers from Children's Folk Dance Ensemble "Radost" led by Dimiter Ginov.
[img left]http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/misc/bgfl.jpg[/img]On 3 March - Liberation Day in Bulgaria, Regional History Museum - Burgas will be open free of charge from 10:00 to 16:30.
Museums in Burgas:
• Natural History Museum, Burgas, 30 K. Fotinov St.
• Historical Museum, Burgas, 31 Lermontov St.
• Archaeological Museum, Burgas, 21 Bogoridi St.
• Ethnographic Museum, Burgas, 69 Slavyanska St.