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St. Haralambos - Day of the beekeeper-Traditions - 10 February 2017

St. Haralambos - Day of the beekeeper-Traditions

    February 10 is the day of the beekeeper. On this day pays tribute to St. Haralambos. Then celebrate their name day and women who are called Valentina. February 10th is not celebrated mass and so deliciously as Valentine's Day - February 14th, but insiders know that St. Haralambos is the patron saint of beekeepers. So this day is especially important day for those who raise bees. Then allowed honey to be lit in the church. It is believed this is done in order to have health and honey throughout the year. It is believed that this honey, illuminated and stayed overnight in the church acquire healing powers. So keep all year. If someone in the family gets sick eating a spoonful of honey healing, and faster to recover and heal. Along with honey and bake bread. It also refers to...

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St. Athanasius - Holidays - 18 January 2017

St. Athanasius -  Holidays

"Go Winter, summer is coming!"   Brothers - smiths    A widespread legend presents Bulgarian twin brothers Anton and Atanas brothers-smiths. Many years ago, when the blacksmith tongs were not yet invented, the brothers worked in his forge. Iron burn in the furnace and then the St. Atanas He reached out and grabbed with bare hands. But then I looked at the dog layalo with bent front paws and was instantly enlightened by the idea to craft pliers like the dog legs. Since then the tradition of, the two saints to cherish as patrons of blacksmith craft. In their days blacksmith guilds sacrifice rams or bulls in honor of their patrons and gatherings large tables.    An old legend testifies to the fact that St. Ivan and St. Athanasius are masters of...

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Grandmother's Day - Babinden - Traditions - 08 January 2017

Grandmother's Day - Babinden - Traditions

The day after St. John in Bulgaria is celebrated day, people called Grandmother's Day. It is an ancient festival, still standing today from pagan times. It is dedicated to rural midwives who in olden times were assisting in the birth of children. Usually this holiday is seen as a kind of female response to male holidays Epiphany and St. John. Early on in Babinden old female midwife come women whose children aged 1 to 3 years. Tagava in its courtyard, under fruit trees is performed ritual "washing hands". Young women who have brought with them from home in a bucket of clean water, soap and towel new, watered babata- midwife to wash his hands and then handed her the towel, which she received as a gift. In gift grandmother - are served midwife clothes, fabrics, everything is tumbling...

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Yordanov days - Holidays - 06 January 2017

Yordanov days - Holidays

On January 6 Epiphany feast sporedpravoslavniya calendar celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Feast of Epiphany is also known under the names Voditsa, Vodokrashti, Epiphany, Men's Day - holiday, which ended so. dirty days. On the eve of Epiphany is made final, third censed dinner. The table again like Christmas Eve are only meatless foods: fresh bread, kolacheta, leaves stuffed with cabbage, stuffed peppers, cabbage, beans, nuts, wine. Walnuts from the New Year break and they are guessing about the future. Jordan is associated with well-known of all Bulgarians believe that the night before the holiday "open skies" "and who now ask for something, it will be fulfilled. The festival itself takes place also consecrated water. After the church...

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Arkhangelsk Souls - Traditions - 05 November 2016

Arkhangelsk Souls - Traditions

Today is All Souls Arkhangelsk. I confess that until recently I was peering in the Orthodox calendar of Bulgarian Patriarchate. Because everyone around me was alive and well. Only celebrated together. All holidays. But know that our lives are changing. You say that everything flows, everything changes ... And now suddenly we should honor the souls of my closest, who left this world and are now in the afterlife. Are no longer among us, but I hope to have a better and better place. I'll light candles will censed with incense and make giving out (podavki) of friends and strangers.   Their eternal memory! Peace of their souls!

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