Sofia Monument Decorated as Martenitsa

Society | March 1, 2014, Saturday // 11:06| Views: 2192 | Comments: 3
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Sofia Monument Decorated as Martenitsa Photo by: Sergei Antonov

The Mound of Brothers monument in Bulgaria's Sofia was decorated as a martenitsa on Saturday morning.

The two main statues of the communist-era monument were packed in red and white cloth to resemble the iconic Pizho and Penda - the red and white health and good luck charm Bulgarians give to each other on March 1 in celebration of the coming spring. 

According to the Bulgarian channel Nova TV the project was carried out by members of the Destructive Creation artistic group, which became famous with the first painting of the Soviet Army monument in Sofia in 2011.

In the Mound of Brothers monument in the Borisova Garden in Sofia are buried 17 communist activists who died in the 1940's. It was unveiled in 1956.

Society » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: maretnitsa, Mound of Brothers, Destructive Creation, sofia, Soviet Army Monument
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!

Leave a comment


» To the forumComments (3)
#3
Vladimir K. - 1 Mar 2014 // 13:31:43

Martenitsa is a good thing... But sometimes I wonder what is wrong with Bulgarians.

#2
Optimistic - 1 Mar 2014 // 12:42:50

Yes Good Luck to our fallen Comrades.

#1
Seedy - 1 Mar 2014 // 12:28:26

This is the kind of monument we really DO need - preferably with a bunch more Commies to add to the tally underneath it..... ;)