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Annunciation - 25 March 2018

Annunciation

Annunciation Annunciation. March 25. Good News. The Bible says that the Virgin Mary received the "good news." So you become a mother. Will be born the Son of God - Jesus Christ. Our people have beliefs. At the Annunciation should not leave the house without breakfast good to remember that you must have money in your pocket because it is more likely to hear a cuckoo hook, but to be well with you throughout the year, you must be a "full stomach and a pocket full." Our elderly grandmothers believed that the Annunciation should not be running anything at home - not to wash, clean, not to meddle even bread. Annunciation of the sow vegetables, fruit trees are transplanted to be fertile, and their fruits are very sweet as the people telling us - "good." Annunciation of...

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Most Bulgarian Day - Day of Liberation of Bulgaria - Third of March - Holidays - 03 March 2018

Most Bulgarian Day - Day of Liberation of Bulgaria - Third of March - Holidays

    For the first time, celebrated on February 19, 1880 (March 3, new style) as "Day of the Emperor Alexander II and the conclusion of the treaty of San Stefano." San Stefano peace treaty was signed on February 19, 1878 by the Ottoman Empire and Russia in the town of San Stefano. With him on the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878 ending. The contract is preliminary and subject to the approval of the other Great Powers. According to the treaty of San Stefano, Bulgaria was liberated principality, which is autonomous vassal and pay tribute to the National Government and its army. The area of the Principality of Bulgaria is about 170 000 square kilometers In the new territory of the Principality of Bulgaria entering North Bulgaria, Dobrudja North goes to Romania, Macedonia,...

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Happy Baba Marta! - Traditions - 01 March 2018

Happy Baba Marta! - Traditions

Baba Marta is one of the most revered Bulgarian customs that have survived from antiquity to the present day. On March 1 each give their loved ones a gift called Martenitsa that will give him health and strength throughout the year. The name "March" comes from the Latin "Martius" ie Mars, dedicated to Mars - the god of war, son of Jupiter and Juno. Old Bulgarians called it "birch". At daybreak, before the month begins, waking only girls. They must first meet a wayward old woman and she will be happy and laughing throughout the month, and the weather will be warm and nice. In folk tales with the arrival of spring comes Grandma Martha. March is women's month, the month of conception is the spring and the land that will bear the summer and fertility.  ...

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Tale of Baba Marta - Traditions - 01 March 2018

Tale of Baba Marta - Traditions

Martha lived with her brothers away in the mountains. Her brothers wore the same name - long-horned beetle. Only one called small, and the other - a large beetle.     From the highest mountain they saw and heard everything that happens on earth. Does Martha smiled, soothed and maggots, and grass. Expanse warmed with the good smile, shone like a golden sun, the birds were flying merrily.     Once a young agile bride drove his sheep in the mountains, standing still warm sunshine shining, the birds called, and good grass to graze.     - Not displayed bride sheep grazing early! Soon beetle is gone - her word father in law, old.     He is very experienced and wise to learn. As the sun knew the old man when winds will covenant understood...

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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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