AUTHOR: Liana CHORNA
Danubius, XXXV - Supliment, Galaţi, 2017, pp. 49-56.
The main forms of culturally-educational activities of the Bulgarians in the Ukrainian Danube region are investigated in this article, which is based on the materials provided by the periodicals. The Bulgarian ethnic communities work in extensive spreading education and printing publications in national language is paid particular attention to.
A significant activity of the Bulgarians of the Ukrainian Danube region was noted in various national organizations (cultural societies, gymnasiums, schools, folk museums).The role of the Bolgrad Grammar School in preserving and reviving of Bulgarian folk traditions, especially in the process of teaching in their native language, is analyzed. In the article cultural and educational activities of different local Bulgarian national groups, rural ethnographic museums, the role of sponsors for national development are examined. These activities were realized within the framework of state program of Ukrainian Danube region development and Odessa regional program “Regional initiative (2002-2006)”. Materials of the regional periodicals testify a sufficiently high level of the Bulgarian national identity.