The magic and the magical in the Bulgarian folk culture - an exhibition, lectures, educational programme

Magic is like a subtle thread between the real world and The Great Beyond. It is a mystery... The magical is not only an inexplicable illusion, it is a way of life in Bulgarian culture and folk psychology. The threads of good are always twined with those of evil.

The exhibition of REM - Plovdiv "Threads I weave and threads I twine, joy and sorrow intertwine…weaves and intertwines happiness and sadness wishing joy, luck, prosperity and health. Our magical path of knowledge about the beliefs of our ancestors is colourful and is like an amulet that protects against all evil. Superstitions about the different types of magic are wonderful - how to bring down the moon, turn a person into an animal, defend ourselves from zmei (dragon) or make a loved one fall in love with us... The magic of the Bulgarian people is in the strength of their spirit, which has overcome centuries of trials.

The event is on Facebook here.

More details about the full events programme of the project coming soon.

The project of Regional Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv, part of the Legacy Programmme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture for 2023.

The full programme of Legacy 2023 is here.

The magic and the magical in the Bulgarian folk culture starts with an exhibition in March 15

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General partners

EU Japan Fest
Pod tepeto

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