Foods & Drinks
Fair of Crafts
"Town living style from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century" Sakova House, 2nd floor
» "National costumes" and "Ritual breads from the Gabrovo region" exhibition adjacent to the Herbal Shop, 2nd floor
» "Lazar Donkov's Study" Coppersmith's workshop, 2nd floor
» "Craftsmen's houses", 2nd floors of houses along the craftsmen's street
» "Holy Epiphany" church and school
Visiting exhibitions of Architectural-ethnographic Complex "Etar":
- "Knife Making in the Gabrovo Region" at the Museum of History Svilengrad
DEMONSTRATIONS OF HOME OCCUPATIONS
(May 1st October 1st) during the weekends in houses along the craftsmen's street and in the open air
CULTURAL CALENDAR 2016
The living Bulgarian tradition
Epiphany, patron saint's celebration at the museum /blessing of water, kurban and cross-throwing ceremony/ - free entry
Exhibition "Wood comes to life. Unfamiliar motifs in artistic woodworking from the region of Troyan." Museum of Folk Crafts and Applied Arts - Troyan
"Little hands, come to work" /workshop on the making of martenista (a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn, symbol of health)/
03.02. - 01.03.
Exhibition - bazaar "World of wool one hundred stories and subjects from the month of March" Diana Tsintsarska, Stara Zagora
03.0. - 07.03.
National martenista-making competition
08.02. - 26.02.
Exhibition - bazaar "From St. Lazarus day to Easter traditions and innovations from the Elhovo region" Ethnographic-Archeological Museum - Elhovo
Annunciation /reenactment/ - free entry
25.03. - 11.30 a.m.
"Lazarka school" /preparation and introduction of girls to the Lazaruvane custom (traditional spring ritual, performed by young maids entering adulthood)/
11.04. - 22.04.
Lazaruvane at the Etar /reenactment of a spring maidens' custom/
11.30 a.m. / 1.30 p.m.
Children's scarecrow-making competition
25.04. - 13.05.
St. George's celebration at the museum /reenactments of rituals associated with St. George's day, folklore program/
06.05. - 07.05.
Exhibition "Childhood of Mine", Regional Museum of History Shumen
09.05. - 30.06.
"Little hands, come to work" /making of scarecrows in the museum children's room/
10.05. - 12.05.
Award ceremony for the winners of the competition and exhibition of the scarecrows on the premises of the museum
13.05. - 11.30 a.m.
19th National plain air painting event for children
16.05. - 19.05.
International museum day "Museums and Cultural Landscapes" free entry
3rd National folklore competition for humorous folk songs "Be a better singer and smile along with us"
22.05. - 11.00 a.m.
"Ringi, ringi, rae Who will come to play with us ?" ("Ringi, ringi rae" is a counting-out game)
museum children's room
Museum book fair - Institute of Applied Museology, Publishing house "Faber" and Architectural-Ethnographic Complex "Etar" /bazaar, roundtable session, presentations/
10.06. - 12.06.
St. John's Eve at the Etar /folklore programme, competitions, demonstration of traditional healing practices, bazaar for herbal products/
24.06. - 25.06.
St. Peter's day /making of the traditional "White Man" dessert/ - free entry
29.06. - 11.30a.m.
Exhibition "Technology in the home during the first half of the 20th century", National Polytechnic Museum - Sofia
04.07. - 30.08.
14th National Beekeeping Convention /bazaar for the producers of honey and beekeeping inventory, competitions, folklore programme/
09.07. - 10.07.
Third birthday of the museum children's room "Discover What You Can Do"
05.08. - 07.08.
Dormition of the Mother of God / mass at the "Holy Annunciation" Church/ - free entry
05.08. - 9.00 a.m.
12th International Science Conference "Traditional crafts past, present and future"
02.09. - 11.30 a.m.
Exhibition - bazaar "Wood Carving" by Anton Nikolov, town of Tryavna and the participants in the masters' competition
02.09. 3.00 p.m.
14th International Fair of Traditional Crafts /fair exhibition, folklore programme, reenactments of home occupations in houses along the craftsmen's street/
03.09. - 06.09.
52 years since the opening of the museum free entry
Damson cheese festival /reenactments, demonstrations, bazaar of plum dishes/
22.09. - 25.09.
Exhibition "Adornments from Antiquity to the present days", Regional Museum of History - Gabrovo, Regional Museum of History Shumen, Architectural-Ethnographic Complex "Etar"
St. Dimitar's Day at the Etar /reenactment/ - free entry
26.10. - 11:30 a.m.
Celebration of the National Enlighteners Day
Rituals associated with St. Andrew's day free entry
30.11. - 11.30 a.m.
Celebration of St. Spyridon, patron saint of the master craftsmen /mass/ - free entry, starting at 9.00 a.m.
12.12. - 9.00 a.m.
Children's competition for the making of "survaknitsa" (decorated cornel twig, used by children to lightly tap people's backs when wishing them Happy New Year)
05.12. - 19.12.
Award ceremony for the winners in the "survaknitsa"- making competition - free entry
20.12. - 11.30 a.m.
Koleduvane at the Etar (traditional caroling ritual performed on Christmas Eve)
11.30 a.m. / 1.30 p.m.
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