Spring Party with Bulgarian Music, Dance and Food

Date: 
March 2, 2010 - 19:30 - 21:00
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
Toth Gyorgy Istvan Room
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Spring Party with Bulgarian Music, Dance and Food

Martenitsa/Martisor: Spring Party with Bulgarian Music, Dance and Food

On March 1st Bulgarians celebrate a traditional holiday called Baba Marta to welcome the approaching spring. On this day Bulgarians exchange so called "Martenitsi" and wish great health, good luck, and happiness to family and friends. The Martenitsa is made of twined red and white threads - woolen, silk, or cotton. The white is a symbol of strength, purity and happiness. The red is associated with health, blood, conception, and fertility. Romanians and Moldavians also celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring with the joyful holiday of Martisor.

The Pravo Band: Concert and dance-house

Pravo Band was established in 1997. Its musicians play Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian authentic folk music. Besides concerts, the Band accompanies folk dance groups, theater performances and film shootings, as well as hosts dance-houses in order to cherish and spread the culture of the Balkans.

Reception with Burek

Burek, byurek or borek is a type of baked or fried filled pastry made of thin flaky dough. It can be filled with cheese, minced meat, or vegetables. Burek is very popular in the countries of the former Ottoman Empire throughout the Balkans, where it enjoys a tremendous pop-culture base. The Bulgarian version of the pastry, locally called byurek is also made with cheese but the Bulgarian byurek has eggs in it.