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St. Peter's day - 29 June 2016

St. Peter's day

On June 29 the church celebrates the memory of the two apostles of Christ - Peter and Paul - one of the most ardent proponents of Christianity, because they have endured much suffering. So they called the "preeminent saint prestolnitsi and ecumenical teachers."Peter is a poor fisherman from Bethsaida near the city Genesareth Lake is one of the first disciples of Christ and of his most devoted followers. Paul was born in Tarsus, Cilicia, and initially confessed Judaism, it is among the persecutors of Christians. But the road to Damascus he was blinded by a vision of the Lord. Return it back to town and after three days he was miraculously healed. And then an opponent of the doctrine of Christ became his most zealous distributor. Peter and Paul were crucified on a cross by Emperor Nero...

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Ascension Day - 09 June 2016

Ascension Day

Ascension Day is celebrated always on a Thursday, forty days after Easter. According to Christian beliefs after his Resurrection, Jesus Christ remained on Earth to preach his teaching and converse with his disciples, moving between them as God-man. On the 40th day at the foot of the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem ascended into heaven. With Christ's ascension ends and the act of human salvation, so the day is called Ascension Day. In the folk calendar seven Thursdays after Easter worship against hail, and the last of them - Ascension Day is connected with the cult of the dead. According to legend, on this day they harvested the souls of the dead who are free from Maundy Thursday. According to Bulgarian folk beliefs of the 40th day of Easter come and fairies. They pick and decorate themselves...

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Festival of Humour and Satire - Gabrovo - 21 May 2016

Festival of Humour and Satire - Gabrovo

Gabrovo, Bulgarian humor capital, each year brings its own unique greeting to all fans of laughter and jokes. In the days around the town's holiday - May 15, comes the fifth season - carnival, Gabrovo and often like to joke, ie Time for the next Carnival of humor, held annually here. Then Gabrovo streets are dotted with indescribable mood of carnival masks Musketeers, bullfighters, shamans, gypsies and all other characters who flooded the city with a sea of ​​emotions, colors, songs and dances - Balkan real hullabaloo. But tradition dictates that the beginning is always the same! Fully in the spirit of Gabrovo joke every year the carnival procession begins with the symbolic cutting of the tail of the huge six-meter dummy Gabrovo cat. Accompanying carnival events are exhibitions of cartoons,...

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Labor Day - Holidays - 01 May 2016

Labor Day - Holidays

In 1890 in Bulgaria was initiated in this tradition. May 1 - International Day of Labour and working class solidarity (known as Labour Day) is celebrated on the topographical company. It was declared an official holiday in 1939 Since 1945 the communist authorities in the Republic of Bulgaria started celebrates each year. This is done by large demonstrations across the country, which must participate civil servants. They are held in the central square in every location. Manifest go marching in square, chanting slogans previously learned that glorify labor and working class, bring flags, portraits and slogans. Everyone has something in his hands. During this time of the platform located in the square were greeted by party (Bulgarian Communist Party, the Bulgarian Agrarian People's Union and...

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What is the symbol of the red egg - 30 April 2016

What is the symbol of the red egg

Red Egg is a sign of the Resurrection of Christ. The custom red eggs for Easter is universal and is found in many countries of the world. Historical clues from pagan times to have them painted in ancient Egypt, Gaul, Rome, Persia, China. Nations are perceived egg as a symbol of the universe and life - yolk personified sun god, the shell - the white goddess, and the whole egg - rebirth. Israel also known symbol of the egg. When the Jews fled Egypt, took eggs for food that night sorrows of ash. So on the first night of Passover on the plate is always a hard-boiled or roasted egg. It symbolizes the endless cycle of life. Eggs were left in the temple of Jerusalem. In Orthodox churches have a custom last day before the beginning of the post - on Ash Wednesday to eat white roasted or boiled egg....

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