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All Souls' Day , the day of commemoration of the souls of the dead - Traditions - 10 February 2018

All Souls' Day , the day of commemoration of the souls of the dead - Traditions

In the church calendar of Bulgaria has three important temples Large, Cherry and Arkhangelsk . They are always on Saturday, and their dates change. The first year was Big Souls , eight weeks before Easter. Cherry Souls before Pentecost and is also linked to the Easter holidays . Michaelmas Souls before Michaelmas . All three major temples are always on Saturday and their dates change. Much Souls is the Saturday before Lent Meat . Every year falls on a different date , but always on a Saturday , 8 weeks before Easter. Cherry Souls on Saturday before Pentecost , and Michaelmas Souls on Saturday before Michaelmas , which is the eighth of November. All Souls honors of the deceased . Rituals that are made these days are inherited from the Thracians, Slavs , although slightly modified . The name...

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St. Trifon - Holidays - 01 February 2018

St. Trifon - Holidays

Few people know that St. Trifon is the patron and another small community - the falconers. According to ancient tradition, the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible was a passionate falconer. Once while hunting in famous for its rich water game Naprudnoe village (now a suburb north of Moscow, near Riga station) he lost his beloved northern white falcon - a very beautiful bird. For young bird responded falconer Tryphon Patrikeev (like princes Patrikeevi). Devastated by the loss, Tsar Ivan the Terrible ordered the boy to find his pet birds in three days and threatened with death if they returned empty-handed. Three days the young bird Tryphon sought unsuccessfully in the Long Lost List Chat forest. At the end of the given time seated on a hill slope in the Great Lake and asleep exhausted....

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St. Basil the Great - Holidays - 01 January 2018

St. Basil the Great - Holidays

Church honors St. Basil the Great. On 1 January to honor the great saint of Christianity, St. Basil the Great - one of the three Ecumenical Orthodox teachers, a prominent opponent of the Arian heresy. To him belongs the idea of active charity and good as the expression and realization of Christ's love and forgiveness.  Basil was born in 330 in the city of Caesarea (Cappadocia), in the splendid situation Byzantine family. Rich, was crowded and respected his family. His relatives believed God made many good people. Basil himself as a child was incredibly smart and talented. Trained in the most elite schools, fifteen years studying in Athens. Taught in his native eloquence. 30 years of friendship and support of St. Gregory the Theologian is devoted to contemplation and was baptized...

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Stefanov days - Holidays - 27 December 2017

Stefanov days - Holidays

On December 27, honoring the memory of St. Stephen - one of the seven disciples of Jesus Christ, first archdeacon and first martyr of the Christian faith. This is the third day of Christmas, which celebrate all named Stephen, Stephen, Sarah, Stoyan, Stands, Stanka, Stoicho,Stand, Stoichko, Tsonyo, Zapryan, Tsonka. Statistics show that Stephen was among the most popular names in Bulgaria. In translation it means "crown", so to celebrate this day and Ventsislav Ventsislava. Tradition maintains that this holiday "closed circle" of the old year. The family gathers around a common table with meat dishes. Traditionally, the table must include pork with sauerkraut and meat pie. Stefan is one of the seven disciples of Jesus, chosen immediately after his resurrection, to take...

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Christmas Eve - Little Christmas - Holidays - 24 December 2017

Christmas Eve - Little Christmas - Holidays

Little Christmas or Christmas Eve is one of the holy family holidays. The whole day passes in preparation for the evening meal, which is necessarily lean and meals must be 7 or 9 in number (as there are days in the week and months of pregnancy).Evening around the table to break bread, the first piece is about Mary, the second house is the third - a grandmother, and so to the smallest member of the family. Boiled wheat with raisins and walnuts are best wishes for happy and rich life in the New Year. Mature beans is put to a household sieve. Stuffed leaves and stuffed peppers are a wish for good harvest of vegetables. Dried fruits in honor of  fruit  trees. Pot in which boiling dried fruits, is encircling a red thread and health against the evil eye. Christmas Eve is not without walnuts....

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