Kurtovo Konare in the “Wonders of Bulgaria” Hall

On December 6, 2013 in the hall “Wonders of Bulgaria” in the National Palace of Culture – Sofia, Mrs. Margarita Popova – Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, opened the exhibition entitled “TO BE LIGHT”.

Two exhibitions were presented: “ICONS” and “SYMBOLS OF BULGARIAN IDENTITY” –

projects of the Association “Spiritual Mirror”, implemented in partnership with the School of Plastics for Corn Noise “Spiritual Mirror” at the Community Center “L. Karavelov 1897 ”- village of Kurtovo Konare, Children’s Art Center” Vidima “in Sevlievo and School of Carpet Making” Spiritual Mirror “at PS” P. Parchevich “in Chiprovtsi. The children from the Sofia kindergarten “Brezichka” performed a Christmas program and complemented the holiday with music and cheerful mood.

The organizers of the exhibition are the Spiritual Mirror Association and the Sozopol Foundation.
Partners of the event: S Media Team and the National Palace of Culture.

Congratulations to Mrs. Momchilova and the children from the school! Thanks to Mrs. Tatiana Kostadinova – President of the Association “Spiritual Mirror” – the main initiator and organizer of the event!

Thanks for the assistance of the Mayor of Stamboliyski Municipality!

Photos: from the archives of the Spiritual Mirror Association

Epiphany (Jordan’s Day) in Kurtovo Konare

According to the Orthodox calendar, Jordan’s Day marks the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. At the moment of baptism, the sky “opens” and the Holy Spirit descends on Christ in the form of a dove, and a voice is heard from heaven:
“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Hence the name of the holiday.

Jordanovden is one of the biggest holidays for Kurtovo Konare. After the church service, the whole village and many guests gather on the river Vacha, where the ritual throwing of the cross takes place. The guest of the celebration was Mr. Rusko Rusev-Deputy. Mayor of Stamboliyski Municipality, who greeted and rewarded the young brave men who jumped into the icy waters.