At SU “Maxim Rajkovic” – Dryanovo, a meeting was held between students and representatives of the Municipality of Dryanovo, Etar Museum, Historical Museum – Dryanovo and Development-1869 on the holiday of Lazarovden yesterday, March 2, 2023.
Specialists from ETAR – Ethnographic Open Air Museum / ETAR – Ethnographic Open Air Museum presented their “School for Lazarus” initiative. It dates back to 2010 and aims to preserve the custom of laser treatment among young girls. As many as 27 Dryanovo girls signed up for participation.
Experts from the ethnographic museum also worked with them and introduced them to the symbolism of Lazarovden. The students learned ritual songs and dances, and on April 8 will participate in the restoration of customs in Dryanovo and the Etar Museum. Rehearsals will be held at the Historical Museum of Dryanovo.
Lazrovden is celebrated on the eighth day before Easter. According to folk tradition, the holiday is also called “Lazar”, “Lazaritsa”, or “Lazarova Saturday” and is one of the most important in the Bulgarian calendar, dedicated to love and fertility.
Only girls between 10 and 16 can participate in the custom performed on this day. Lazarus is a rite of dedication. After “going through” it, girls can now publicly “pee”, be allowed to ride around, wear embroidered shirts and be asked to be women.
The municipality of Dryanovo also provides its citizens with information about upcoming events in Dryanovo municipality in March 2023.
Following are the events found in the “Cultural Calendar” section on Drynovo’s Municipality’s official website-
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Grandma Martha congratulates and ties Martenitsi in the centre of Dryanovo
6:00 PM Festive concert of the Development Community-1869 on the occasion of Self-Made Day, National Holiday of the Country and International Women’s Day
March 2 – March 31
Exhibition “Handguns and Cool Weapons from the Russian-Turkish War (1877-1878) from the funds of the Historical Museum – Dryanovo and ROME – Gabrovo” in the exhibition “Kolyu Ficheto”.
March 3 – Day of Liberation of Bulgaria
10:30 AM. – restless prayer at St. Church The Trinity.”
11:00 AM – a solemn program in front of the monument of the dead Russian soldiers
5:30 PM – Solemn celebration of 25 years. School Board at Maxim Rajkovich Secondary School
10:30 AM. Exhibition “From the Skillful Hands of the Bulgarian” at Dencho Slavov-1900 Community Center, village. Ganchov
5:30 PM Exhibition “Spring and Flowers in a Woman’s Life” by Petranka Novosad at the Economic House
6:00 PM Spring Concert of the Folk Singing Class with Head Ana Borisova in the Ritual Hall of the Municipality of Dryanovo
9:30 AM Solemn celebration of 165 years. Dryanovo Class School, laying wreaths and flowers at the monument to Maxim Rajkovich
Museum Academy “Muse” – a creation of creative and interactive content in museum expositions. At the History Museum.
March 21 – World Poetry Day
10:30 AM. Poetic cafe in Dencho Slavov-1900 Community Center, village. Ganchov
11:00 AM Reading poems by Bulgarian authors at the Hristo Botev-1894 Community Center, p. Inn
March 25 – Annunciation
10:30 AM. Ritual fire jump in front of Hristo Botev-1894 Community Center, village. Inn
4:00 PM Recreating the custom in the Dencho Slavov-1900 Community Center, town. Ganchov
5:30 PM Presentation of Rumyana Halacheva’s new book “The Depths of the Soul” at the Development-1869 Community Center
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