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St. Petka's Day - October 14 - Traditions - 14 October 2018

St. Petka's Day - October 14 - Traditions

This day devoted Orthodox Christian Church of the Reverend Petka Paraskeva and Bulgarian St. Petka's Day is one of the biggest national holidays which mark the end of the Bulgarians warm weather and the onset of winter. Winter Petkovden not only feast in honor of St. Petka (Paraskeva) as a protector of children, but also gives rise to honor the patron of families and genera. People celebrates this day as the beginning of winter holidays - to make votive offerings and duties. Women give cakes for animal health. Petka patron marriage and fertility. In folk legends saint mix and spirit - the protector of the house and family (hence appears as a snake - the guardian of the home). On Petkovden knead loaves and the biggest of them is called Petka. The bread and the house should be sprinkled...

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August 15 - Virgin Mary - Holidays - 15 August 2018

August 15 - Virgin Mary - Holidays

August 15 - Today is the Virgin Mary. On this day the Church celebrates the Holy Virgin as patroness of motherhood, women and the family home. Distributed at pre-lit church, the first fruits of the season - grapes, melons, and ritual breads for health and for "God to forgive the dead." For health slaughtered sacrifices and do duty, usually where the Virgin Mary is patron of the local church. In Christianity the holiday is associated with the death of the mother of God 64 years. age. Mary pray at the Mount of Olives, when the angel Gabriel appeared with palm branch in his hand and announces that after three days the spirit will move to the kingdom of heaven. Before she died, she wishes to see again all the apostles, then the angels come for the soul. She was buried...

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Midsummer - 24 June 2018


Midsummer is an old Slavic holiday that is celebrated on 24 June each year. On the same day Eastern Orthodox Christian Church celebrates the day of John the Baptist and commonly rituals and traditions of the two holidays overlap. In different areas the name is pronounced differently - in the name of Sofia District holiday is Yanevden in Struga - Ivanden in Ohrid-Ivandan in Veliko Tarnovo - Ivan bilyober or Dragiyka. The celebration coincides with the summer solstice, so many beliefs and customs associated with the path of heavenly light, and his cult. On this day his name day celebrating all named Enyo, Encho, John, John Yanni, Yana, Ioannina, Y., Yanita, Yanko, Yancho. It is assumed that the root of the festival lies in the Slavic tradition. In Russia, the holiday is called Ivan Kupala...

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Day of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and of Slavonic Alphabet - Holidays - 24 May 2018

Day of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and of Slavonic Alphabet - Holidays

Happy Holidays - St. Cyril and Methodius! Go to their nation rather than run from them! Do not forget the faith which theyproclaimed! Be faithful and their great heritage Bulgarian - Russian-Slavic! The brightest, most Bulgarian holiday! Lord, give Bulgaria a time, light, freedom! "Go nation revived" - Text: Mihaylovski, music Panayot Pipkov For the first time on May 11, 1851 in St. diocesan school `St. Cyril and Methodius' in Plovdiv initiative Nayden Gerov organize feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius, the...

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St. Thomas - Holideys - 15 April 2018

St. Thomas - Holideys

St. Thomas Sunday week after Easter is called St. Thomas Sunday. Easter holiday cycle ends with St. Thomas Sunday, which honors the memory of St. Thomas, one of the 12 disciples of Christ, known as the "False" .This name comes from the Gospel writings that say that when word of the Lord is the missing body spread, the only apostle Thomas did not believe and to convince the miracle wanted to touch the wounds of the nails with which Jesus was nailed to the cross. On the eighth day of the resurrection Christ went to the apostle and told him: "Put your finger here and see my hands, put out your hand and put it on my ribs. And be not faithless, but believing. Because he saw me, believe you? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. "When Thomas himself was convinced...

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