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St. Anthony the Great - Holidays - 17 January 2019

St. Anthony the Great - Holidays

On January 17 the Orthodox Church honors St. Anthony the Great, and the holiday is called Antonovden. Anthony - this is an old Roman name, which means "precious, priceless, priceless." But what we know about St. Anthony the Great? Antony the Great was born in Egypt in 251 years of rich and noble parents, who educated him in the Christian faith. At age 18 he lost his parents and left alone with his sister, which was looked after. Solitude of St. Anthony did not happen suddenly. At first he remained close to the city in a devout old man who lived in seclusion. But he soon decided to go further. Asked this old man with him when he and he refuses, said goodbye to him and settled in a remote cave. One of his friends was carrying food. Later, St. Anthony withdrew from settlements, crossed...

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St. John's - Holidays - 07 January 2019

St. John's - Holidays

On January 7 (Ivan) Orthodox Church honors John the Baptist, called the Baptist. He predicts the coming of Christ on earth and paving the way for the Messiah to his sermons. People celebrate St. John, and customs associated with purifying power of water. Ritual bathing for health continues as tradition requires sponsors and brothers to"bathe" with water spraying public couple married a year ago. The young family haswelcomed guests to the best man wine, buns, pastry, wine, pudding and roast pork. In folk Saint John the Baptist is the patron of kumstvoto and pobratimstvoto. Lads  bathethe girls are young men bathed and nameday. Masked  Christmas  outfit and go home dirty days.   The table must have boiled wheat, beans, dried fruits,...

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Stefanov days - Holidays - 27 December 2018

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 - Holidays - 25 December 2018

Christmas - Holidays

Christmas is one of the biggest holidays for people belonging to the Christian faith.At Christmas, family and friends gather to eat delicious and distribute gifts tochildren. But e wrong to think that just celebrated among Christians. The world is a globalwhole, and Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the world with Christmas feasts, gifts, prayers and wishes. It is believed that if you like the Christmas thing, it will come true. Belief is that Christmas miracles. Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the world and the way of celebration, the dates and traditions vary, but the spirit remains the same everywhere. While most of us celebrate Christmas for a week, for some it is a festival and celebrate the whole month.     The most popular...

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Christmas celebration-Traditions - 24 December 2018

Christmas celebration-Traditions

The most impressive ritual actions, which began with Christmas, a ritual "at Christmas." It constitutes, in itself, a theater performance, accompanied by the singing of songs - wishes to the people to do that. Carollers usually in the Christmas eve night before Christmas. During the Christmas carol singers in costumes, which called for festivities involving boys and girls .. On Christmas Eve near every home ignite fires of straw to warm the parents are. On Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, the table is put vegetable dishes. After the dinner table is not clear away because it is believed that the deceased relatives will come to eat, and it will ensure prosperity of the family next year.     Calm, quiet and prosper Christmas Eve!   !

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