Impressions of Shipka’s Art Gallery, Part 1

By Lena Rosenberger, Filed under: News, Uncategorized   None

  Take a look at the unique art collection of the Art Gallery “Hristo Pesev” in Shipka’s Community Center. To make our collection of paintings and sculptures accessible for the public at large, we decided to present a selection of art pieces from our Gallery in a periodical manner. By doing that we want to  … Read more

Support the repair of Shipka’s Community center building

By Lena Rosenberger, Filed under: Causes, Uncategorized   None

    Chitalishte “Svetlina -1861” organizes a fundraising campaign for the repair of the roof of the Community center building. After the repair performed in 2016 of the south-east part (1/6) of the roof , executed thanks to the gracious donations from Shipka and outside., there is a need for an urgent repair for the  … Read more

Soap Workshop 16th August 2018

By Lena Rosenberger, Filed under: Uncategorized   None

As a part of the celebration days of Shipka between the 15th and 18th August, we hosted a soap workshop in the Chirpanlieva House on the 16th August 2018. Maria Slavova and Elitza Maksimova, who are professionals in the soapmaking process and sell their handmade natural soaps but also other cosmetics, came to show and  … Read more

New outdoor space of the Chirpanlieva house

By Lena Rosenberger, Filed under: Uncategorized   None

  In June we started to work on the outdoor space of the Chirpanlieva house. The new EVS volunteers just arrived and were motivated to create a new space for a small café and an outdoor exhibition of agricultural equipment. Moreover, the place will be used for handcraft workshops and other cultural events to give  … Read more

Eco’Trail Sign 1

By Antonin Chatelain, Filed under: Uncategorized   None

Eco’Trail of Shipka « In the footsteps of Felix Maria Vogeli » Why an Eco’Trail in the name of Félix Vogeli ? At the end of the XIXth and the beginning of the XXth century, the southern slopes of the Balkan Mountains were completely bared. Shipka and settlements of the Kazanluk Valley were hit by many colossal  … Read more

Eco Trail sign 2

By Antonin Chatelain, Filed under: Uncategorized   None

Sign 2 Eco’Trail of Shipka « In the footsteps of Felix Maria Vogeli »   The erosion and floods at the end of the XIXth century and the begining of the XXth:   The massive deforestation phenomenon in Bulgaria begun under the Ottoman Empire. It resulted as a consequence of the human activities over the years, such  … Read more

Events and celebrations in April

By Eva Knez, Filed under: Uncategorized   Comments Off on Events and celebrations in April

1st of April Day of Lazar Young girls, dressed in Bulgarian national dresses go in the morning around the village to people’s houses and sing folclore songs. It is supposed to bring health and fertility of the soil in each house. People give them eggs, money and sweets. These eggs will be painted by children  … Read more

1st of March – “Baba Marta” day

By Eva Knez, Filed under: Uncategorized   Comments Off on 1st of March – “Baba Marta” day

The tradition of “Baba Marta”, in English “Grandma Marta” originates from the pagan times and it is considered one of the oldest continuing traditions in Christian Europe. The holiday or better custom is celebrated on 1st of March in Bulgaria, and something similar in Romania, Moldova and Albania. The day itself is celebrating the rebirth of things,  … Read more