On March the 1st 2010, the results of the contest “Martenitsa in the traditional Bulgarian culture” were announced in the Ethnographic exposition of RIM Burgas. The event was followed by the opening of an exhibition presenting the art of Martenitsa. Official guests at the ceremony were Mrs. Zlatina Dukova - Deputy Governor, Hr.Sirkarova and V. Bodurova - leading experts in the Department of Education in Municipality Burgas.
The Special Prize of RIM Burgas received students from 3rd grade of “St. Kliment Ohridski” School headed by Silva Dobreva. The First place in the second age group went to the students of the EPA "Applied Art", "P.R. Slaveikov" School headed by Violeta Andreeva. First place by the small children was awarded by the commission to "Hristo Botev" School - EPA "Applied Art" led by Bozhana Glavova.
A celebration will be held on 02.03.2010 at 16:00 in the main hall of the Historical exposition (31 Lermontov str.), the Regional Historical Museum will announce the results of the competition-survey among students from Burgas "The Liberation of Burgas - figures, facts, enthusiasm and hope". The exhibition and documentary film "Liberation of Burgas and the road of the liberators under the family name Lermontov" will be presented to the Burgas public. The graphic „Military scene from the Russo-Turkish War” will be displayed for the first time to the audience. This art piece was donated to the Museum of Burgas by the tragically perished painter Gencho Pavlov.
On 01.03.2010 at 11:00 in the Ethnographical Museum will take place the annunciation of the results in the competition “Martenitsa in the traditional Bulgarian culture”. This event will be followed by the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the martenitsa. Organizers of the celebration are the Municipality of Burgas, Regional Historical Museum - Burgas and the Municipal Children's Complex. The children folklore formation “Shareni gaitani” by ODK is going to be the main performer at the celebration.
On 01.03.2010 at 16:00 in the Historical exposition (31 Lermontov str.) children from Kindergarten “Zlatnoto klyuche” will present their music and poetry entertainment program dedicated to the National celebrations for March the 3rd.
For the second consecutive year RIM Burgas will be involved in the third national exhibition "Bulgarian archaeology 2009" with findings acquired during archaeological season 2008 - 2009. The opening ceremony will be held on 16.02.2010, 17:00 in the hall for guest exhibitions of NAIM - BAN Sofia.
During 2008 and 2009 specialist archaeologists from RIM Burgas conducted excavations at the prehistoric mound at locality the 10th kilometre (mound Burgas), implemented with financial support of Municipality Burgas. The archaeological complex dates from the end of the 6th millennium BC and the entire 5th millennium BC and is the earliest ever found in the territory of Burgas. The findings provide new and significant information about everyday life and religious practices of the first agricultural-cattleman tribes inhabiting the southern Black Sea coast.
The exhibits will be available to the Bulgarian and international audience in Sofia until May 2010, after which the visitors of RIM Burgas will be able to see them displayed in the halls of the local museum.
In the 19th century, the evolution of the Bulgarian national liberation movement required nearly seven decades. Not even for a moment the Bulgarians from all over the country and abroad have been waiting for their freedom to be bestowed. In the first decades of the 19th century, many Bulgarians are included in Serbian and Greek uprising. [img right]uploads/images/misc/56198161.jpg[/img] The first Bulgarian volunteer units were created during the Russo-Turkish wars in 1806-1812 and 1828-1829. The Bulgarians fought together with the Russian army against their oppressors, prepared the rebellion, created projects of the road systems and worked with all their means for the political liberation of Bulgaria.
An Expression of the striving for a merit participation in the Liberation War of 1877-1878 is given out in the "proclamation" of the last Bulgarian Central Revolutionary Committee: it says “Bulgarians, you should become like one in order to meet our brothers liberators and assist the forces of the Russian army by all it means.”
Initially 7000 Bulgarian volunteers joined the army in Chisinau, and later in Ploiesti, creating a camp of Bulgarian volunteers. The frontline had been filled with members of the revolutionary committees established by Levski, exiles, participants in the April uprising and the rebels under Botev. One of the most talented Russian generals, Gen. N.S. Stoletov was chosen to lead the rebel’s army. In a solemn atmosphere on the 18th of May 1877 the Bulgarians were presented with a flag of honour by P. V. Alabin, a messenger of the city Samara with the words: “From far away, through the whole Russian land, this flag is brought to you as living proof that it is not from any distant corner of Russia, but from the whole wide Russian land." This flag remained in history under the name the Samara Flag.
A great dedication and legendary feat marked the path of the Bulgarian volunteers from Kishinev to San Stefano. Inured in the first battles of Stara Zagora and Kazanlak, they stopped the Turkish invasion at Shipka and thus decide the course of the entire war. The Bulgarian volunteers not only saved their military honour, but also the fate of the entire Bulgarian army in this difficult war period.
From the Region of Burgas among the Bulgarian army fought 84 volunteers. Their names should be inscribed in a memorial on an appropriate place where the citizens of Burgas can pay their respects and gratitude to the liberators of 1877-1878.
“From Mesni till Sirni Zagovezni” 08.02. - 14.02.2010, Location: Ethnographical exposition, everyday from 10:00 am to 17:00 pm.
Screening of the films "From the spring of living water" and "Mummers in the village of Zidarovo".
On 08.02.2010 at 16:00 at the Ethnographical exposition took place presentation of mummer rituals and the film "From the spring of living water" created by a team of teachers and students from the high school "Ivan Vazov" in Pomorie. Participants were also students from the fourth degree of the school P.R.Slaveikov, members of the club "Patriotism" lead by Ivanka Kostadinova. They joined the band of mummers using self created original masks.
On 05.02.2010 in relation with the celebration on the 132-th anniversary of the liberation of the city Aitos from Turkish slavery, Regional Historical Museum Burgas opened the exhibition “Lermontov - liberators and creators” at the Military Club - Aitos. The exhibition will be on display till the 12.02.2010.
On 04.02.2010 a contest-poll for students of the local schools was organized by the Municipality of Burgas and the Regional Historical Museum – Burgas. The contest was dedicated to the Liberation of Burgas - figures, facts, enthusiasm and hope.
The ceremony announcing the results will be held on 02.03.2010 at 16:00 in the Historical exposition.