Monthly Archives: February 2015

Martenitsa WORKSHOP with YBVNY

Sunday, February 22, 2015,      1:00 PM      at  525 W 50th Street,     1st Floor,     New York, NY

On the first day of March, Bulgarians exchange and wear white and red tassels or small dolls called “Пижо и Пенда” (Pizho and Penda). The red and white woven threads symbolize the wish for good health. They are the heralds of the coming of spring in Bulgaria and life in general. In Bulgarian folklore the name Baba Marta (in Bulgarian баба Марта meaning Grandma March). Come and join us for our workshop and make yourself and your friends a wonderful present.

If come earlier, you can join our classes :

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Bulgarian Language and Choral Singing – for kids and young people

And for all ages :

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – KABA GAIDA 
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – TUPAN 
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Bulgarian Folk Dance
1:00 PM – “NA MEGDANA” – dancing to live music with 
101 KABA GAIDI – New York


Join us for the Kukeri Masks Workshop and then for the Kukeri Horo “Na Megdana” with 101 KABA GAIDI – New York 101 Tupani NY and the dancers from the Catherine Springer Dance workshop – together, lets scare away evil spirits and bring a good harvest, health, and happiness to the village of New York during the 2015 year! Bring your bells, “chanove” and home made noise making devices… and some earplugs – just in case…