Creating awe-inspiring Easter Eggs
The decoration of Easter Eggs with beeswax is the most widespread technique of painting eggs found throughout the Slavic countries, including Bulgaria. At Velingrad History Museum, visitors can participate in workshops and try their hand at creating traditional Bulgarian motifs. After being decorated by skilled and seasoned masters of the craft, the eggs are dyed red and showcased.
The Velingrad History Museum has the largest collection of painted Easter Eggs in Bulgaria. It demonstrates the tradition of decorating Easter eggs using a pen and wax, a typical technique in the Chepino Region. In addition to eggs from the Velingrad Region, the collection also includes painted eggs from other regions of Bulgaria, Central and Eastern Europe. Every year, the museum sets up exhibitions of painted Easter eggs, demonstrations of the traditional wax decoration techniques, workshops, and a contest for painted eggs.
Taking an incentive group to the Easter-egg painting workshop will foster artistic growth and acquaint attendees with the region’s rich cultural heritage. Every year at Easter, skilled women from Velingrad decorate eggs with the same ornaments they remember from their own childhood. To this day, the locals believe a decorated egg is one of the most beautiful ways to convey a message of health, happiness and love.
In addition to creating their awe-inspiring Easter Eggs, the museum is home to an exhibition dedicated to world-renowned opera singer Nikolay Gyaurov. Another exhibition is dedicated to Vela Peeva, a Bulgarian partisan who died in 1944. The city of Velingrad was named after her.
|Wow factor||Recreating traditional Bulgarian motifs|
|Incentive type||Cultural experience|
|Number of participants||1 – 20|
|Best time of the year||All year round|
|Duration||1 hour and a half|