Marthenitza in Bulgaria
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
The tradition is connected with wishes
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...
Saint Todor’s Day
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.
sunrise the women make rite bread in the shape of...
Carnival in Laza
O peliqueiro é o disfraz típico de Laza (ourense).
The Peliqueiro is cloaking typical Laza (Ourense)
Carnival in Elvas
This year students is masked scarecrows
World Water Day
Hello, Our students have prepared posters and calender about the importance of water.
We wait Baba Marta. She will come and she will give many martenicti
Class Ib and Id celebrated on Valentine's Day friendship. Exchanged hearts, passed heart desires and we have done in the snow.
Heart on snow
"MARTENICTA" - old Bulgarian custam and tradition
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,...
Valentines Day - Poland
Today we sent cards to the partners of the project.
Sirni Zagovezni in Bulgaria
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...