On April 20 we mark 135 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 opens an EXHIBITION IN THE HISTORICAL EXPOSITION (Lermontov Str.30) at 17:00.
The exhibition will present 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 will be activists and apostles of the national liberation movement in Burgas region, as well as more details and names of resent researched members of Botev’s rebel company, who originate or later lived in Burgas Region.
The exhibition contains a newly obtained 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 April 19 at 2:00 PM in the Natural-history exposition of RIM Burgas, Tatiana Stefanova-Baikusheva’s exhibition "Southern Black Sea coast - from the air and land" will be open for the public. The exhibition presents impressive air and ground nature photographs. The unusual point of view allows us to see familiar locations along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast in a new way.
Tatiana Baikusheva is a professional photographer and a journalist with long experience in several Bulgarian newspapers. She is practising high gliding for 6 years together with her husband Galin Baykushev, who is a professional pilot. Thus, she successfully combines the profession and hobby as a result of which creates unique aerial photographs. She participated in multiple exhibitions, one of them independent; her photos have won many awards, including the award for extreme photography of Fotofiesta 2009.
We dedicate this exhibition to the International Earth Day – April 22nd.
Performance of the children’s group "Gubka" from kindergarten "Radost" evoked the Easter mood in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum. Boys and girls dressed in traditional costumes, with their tutors Mrs.Dimitrova, Madjarova and Kirilova, presented songs, dances and games, typical for the rituals and feasts Lazarus day, Palm Sunday and Easter. Joyful excitement reigned among the parents who came to see their children who continue the Bulgarian traditions. The teachers’ enthusiasm, children’ enthusiasm and beautiful spring weather created the festive atmosphere for the upcoming Holy Easter.
On Friday 15.04 at 10.30 AM, the childrens group "Gubkata" from kindergarten "Radost" will be performing songs and dances associated with spring festivals Lazaruvane, Palm Sunday and Easter in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum.
Tutors: Mrs. Mimi Dimitrova
Mrs. Mara Madjarova
Mrs. Tsanka Kirilova
In the cold wet morning of April 1, representatives of Municipality Burgas, RIM Burgas and BSPB prepared and provided everything necessary for bird watching from the balcony of the new sea casino. Despite the bad weather, enthusiasts of all ages were not rare at the meeting point. Ornithologists told the public interesting facts and helped those who want to identify birds in the sky and on the beach.
Our experts noted the passage, mainly on raptors - common buzzard, 3 small hawks, 2 black milvus and one kestrel.
Everybody has heard of the Burgas lakes and their birds. Almost every person from Burgas has starred at the huge flocks of white storks flying over the city each year, thousands of pelicans and raptors. But do you know the birds who we share every day our city with? Have you heard the song of a Robin, or have you seen a wren flying above? Join the team of Regional History Museum - Burgas and the Bulgarian Society for Birds Protection and let us meet together to observe the birds at the Sea Garden in Burgas. International Bird Day - April 1st has been celebrated since 1906, after the Convention on the Protection of Useful Birds was adopted. From 10:00AM on April 1st, we will be at the Snail in the Sea garden and will bring binoculars and catalogues to show you our feathered neighbours.
[img right]uploads/images/misc/moneta_muzei.jpg[/img]Another month in the Historical Museum of Lermontov St.31, citizens and guests of Burgas will be able to view the unique exhibition of the world’s largest collection containing 2010 autonomous bronze coins minted in the 2nd – 3rd century AD by ancient Deultum - the only colony of free Roman citizens in today's Bulgarian territory. The exhibition will be on display until April, 30 2011.
On Annunciation in the Ethnographic Museum a colourful and interesting exhibition under the name "Doll and tradition" was opened. The museum yard filled up with lively participants who came to take part on this small spring festival dedicated to the Christian holiday Annunciation - the most wholesome day of the year. On this day it is good to get up earlier, to do something good. The sun always has an award for the hard-working. The swallow brings news that winter is over and the cuckoo, hidden throughout the year, hooks from the morning. On Annunciation, even the wounds are not hurting, that’s why little girls get their ears punched right on that day. A cake with honey is prepared and given out. If pumpkins and watermelons are planted on Annunciation, they will become very sweet. Fairies leave their distant homes and interacting with people. Bears start moving in the forest and bathe in the river. Excitement arises in nature and among men and the sunny mood must be shared.
Children from the community center "Suglasie 1905" led by Veselka Yordanova, some of whom are authors of the exhibited dolls, came from the district Bulgarovo. Their idea everyone to paint own doll in an improvised studio was enthusiastically adopted by the fifth-graders from School St. Cyril and Methodius - Burgas, led by their art teacher Tanya Stoyanova. Students learned more about the folk beliefs and rituals associated with Annunciation and received a souvenir - postcards with exhibits from the Ethnographic Museum.
[img right]uploads/images/misc/DSC_4609.jpg[/img][justify]On Annunciation - March 25, 2011, at 11:30, the exhibition "Doll and tradition" will open in Ethnographical Exposition Burgas. This event is organized by RIM - Burgas and Cultural Club "Suglasie 1905" – Bulgarovo.
Featured are children's artworks from the Fourth National Contest Kukeri held in the city of Bulgarovo and over 40 handmade dolls in different sizes and forms all bright and sunny.
Each guest will be able to paint a doll – an expression of his own inner image for it. People believe that whatever you do and the way your day was on Annunciation, this will be through the whole year. Let us together make a good spring magic spell for peaceful, bright and happy days![/justify]
[url=index.php?tab=ethno&lang=[curlang]&page=encyc&enc=rituals&eid=71]Learn more about the Bulgarian tradition connected with the Christian holiday Annunciation.[/url]