Late antiqe and medieval fortress “TUIDA”


on the topic:
Mummer mask
For making Mummer masks from different regions of Bulgaria



Mummer traditions in our country originate from more than 8000 years. An old tradition between Meat and Sirni Sunday before Lent in Eastern Bulgaria and between Christmas and Epiphany in western Bulgaria are held mummers.

In different parts of the country mummers are called Chaush, babugeri, stanichari, elders, Surat or dzhamalari dancing to scare evil, to banish the cold and performed ritual acts, such as plowing, sowing and others.
Surva custom belongs to the winter celibatarian masquerade games and is associated with the change of the old and the new year, approaching awakening of nature. Traditionally Shrove large and small dress like "old" scarly and other characters from the popular epic (grandmother, grandfather, bride, king, etc.). The masks that bear shaped like the heads of strange beings and animals with scary faces and protruding teeth, horns, tails, beaks clacking or with complex structures made of feathers of poultry on a wooden skeleton. At the end of the day mummers gather in the square and the sound of bells play for health and prosperity.
These traditions and rituals involve young to experience things stored identity of peoples for centuries.
The competition was held on the occasion of ritual SURVA and accompanying Masquerade Games in Bulgaria.
Manufactured and delivered masks are rated in three categories according to the age of the children.

I. Categories of children 3 to 6 years
II. Category for children from grade 1 to grade 5
III. Category for children from 6th grade to 12th grade
Evaluation Criteria: The obtained masks were evaluated based on: force the message of traditions and crafts, creativity.
Materials that could be used in the production of masks: cardboard, yarn, leather, wool, fabrics, beads, horn, feathers, leaves and others. There are no specific requirements for the materials. Will accept different types of materials and masks.
Each of the masks contained the following information:

Three names, grade or years, school and phone number.
Each mask, which does not have these data will not take part in the contest !!!
The deadline to prepare and submit the works was from 25.01 to 23.02.2017g.
You can leave their masks at the information center of the fortress Tuida from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00h.
The winners were announced on 25.02.2017g. the site and Facebook page of the fortress, and the prizes were awarded to 26.02.2017g. 11:00h. Tuida fortress in a specially prepared exhibition!


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