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All Souls' Day , the day of commemoration of the souls of the dead - Traditions - 03 November 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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Dimitri day - October 26 - Traditions - 26 October 2018

Dimitri day - October 26 - Traditions

St. Dimitar is one of the favorite saints of the Bulgarians. On holiday, which is celebrated on October 26th name day have all bearing his name: Dimitar Dimitrina, Dragan, Dimo, Dimka, Mitko, Mitre and related. Most often depict St. Demetrius on horseback, killing Lee - symbol of the infidel Antichrist Tradition tells how he and his brother set fire to the Holy Mountain and Mount Athos monasteries, threw them on three years of the seabed and their aunts and Sveta Petka Sunday prayed for the Lord and the Virgin Mary put it. Another Bulgarian folk tradition, presented by St. Demetrius twin brother of St. George. Lifetime brothers parted, going around the world in different ways. George he vowed that if seen from the eaves dripping blood, then it died. After a while Demetrius saw a dripping...

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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

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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