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Feb.
24
2010

Marthenitza in Bulgaria

Posted by: Ivanka Toteva

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The first of march is Grammy Martha’s
Day – a holiday that kids expect
eagerly.  Everyone gets a Marthenitza
on that day early on the morning. The
eldest woman makes the Marthenitza.
It is made of natural materials – wool or
silk.
The tradition is connected with wishes
for health.
The Marthenitzas are made of white and
red strings. The white color is the
Symbol of strength and pureness , the
red color is the symbol...

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Feb.
20
2010

Saint Todor’s Day

Posted by: Kristina Foteva

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Horse races are organized on Todorovden – a custom in which the whole village participates. The men clean their horses, adorn their reins with colorful beads, then put their new shirts on and take the horses out for the race. The winner in the race is awarded – the horse receives new reins and its owner a new shirt or towel. Then the rider mounts his horse again and visits all houses in the village to greet the hosts for the holiday. He is received with joy and his horse is offered water.
Before sunrise the women make rite bread in the shape of...

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Feb.
17
2010

Carnival in Laza

Posted by: Nieves Estévez Estévez

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O peliqueiro é o disfraz típico de Laza (ourense).

The Peliqueiro is cloaking typical Laza (Ourense)

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Feb.
17
2010

Carnival in Elvas

Posted by: Helena Clara Balsinhas Melo

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This year students is masked scarecrows

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Feb.
16
2010

World Water Day

Posted by: Semra Kanra

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Hello, Our students have prepared posters and calender about the importance of water.

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Feb.
15
2010

Martenicta

Posted by: Kristina Foteva

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We wait Baba Marta. She will come and  she will give many martenicti

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Feb.
14
2010

Friendship day

Posted by: Wioleta Pilecka Beata Kwiczak

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Class Ib and Id celebrated on Valentine's Day friendship. Exchanged hearts, passed heart desires and we have done in the snow.

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Feb.
14
2010

Heart on snow

Posted by: Wioleta Pilecka Beata Kwiczak

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Feb.
13
2010

Martenicta

Posted by: Kristina Foteva

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Martenicta

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Feb.
13
2010

"MARTENICTA" - old Bulgarian custam and tradition

Posted by: Kristina Foteva

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For more than 1,000 years, we in Bulgaria have celebrated  holiday on March 1st called ‘Baba Marta,’ Grandma March. ‘Mart’ in Bulgarian is the name for the month of March. This holiday symbolizes the coming of spring.Bulgarians wear a small special ornament made of red and white yarn on this day, called ‘Martenitsa.’ We wear it until March 22, and some people wear it until they see a stork or the first buds of a tree.
Bulgarians wear a small special ornament made of red and white yarn on this day, called ‘Martenitsa.’ We wear it until March 22,...

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Feb.
11
2010

Valentines Day - Poland

Posted by: Wioleta Pilecka Beata Kwiczak

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Today we sent cards to the partners of the project.

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Feb.
10
2010

Sirni Zagovezni in Bulgaria

Posted by: Ivanka Toteva

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Sirni Zagovezni

On this day children and adults dress up in old cloths. They cover their faces with ash to disguise and prevent themselves from the evil spirits. . Some prepare masques and special costumes. Dressed up this way the participants (Kukeri) in the ritual, called Kukeruvane, go along the streets and visit houses.

The Kukeri set up fires aiming exorcising evil spirits and beginning of...

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Feb.
09
2010

Wreath of hearts

Posted by: Kristina Foteva

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This wreath of hearts made with love from kids

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