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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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Happy Holidays! - 08 March 2016

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!   All women - mothers, wives, FAVORITE ....! YOU accompanied HEALTH AND LOVE, BE GENTLE AND ... STRONG! Happy Holidays!   Disadvantage women Women have forces that amaze men ... They endure suffering they endure grief, but they bring happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe. They stand up against injustice. Do not take "no" for an answer, when they believe that there is a better solution. Deprived of something in order to have a family. Go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children...

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International Festival of Masquerade Games "Surva" in Pernik - Festivals - 31 January 2016

International Festival of Masquerade Games "Surva" in Pernik - Festivals

The festival is organized by the Municipality of Pernik in 1966. Since 1985 he has international status. In 1995 Pernik is accepted as a member of the Federation of European Carnival Cities. On June 26, 2009 during a solemn session of the Municipal Council in Pernik, FECC President Henry van der Kroon Pernik declared European Capital of Surva and mummer tradition. The decision was taken in the town of Kotor. Since 2008 the International Festival of Masquerade Games held annually in the last weekend of January. The most attractive is its emphasis on two-day race parade masquerade groups of the country and abroad. Traditionally in the festival competition involving over 5000 people in over 90 masquerade groups from all ethnographic regions of Bulgaria and guests from Europe, Asia and Africa....

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Rituals of Vasilovden - Traditions - 01 January 2016

Rituals of Vasilovden - Traditions

Sourvakne On this day, and made some predictions. It is believed that this time of year is best suited to predict. On this day our people welcome the New Year and perform many rituals associated with it. Already in the early hours of the Vasilovden start Sourvakne  childrens. Most often they are only boys between 5 and 12 years, bearing survachka -raw, just cut cornel sticks, decorated with popcorn, colored thread, small buns and dried fruits. Start from their home and go from house to house sourvakne  perform the ritual. In clean dress and bag, each child brings a fresh crop off and decorated stickthat has a special name - surouvaknitsi, survachka, surovaknitsa, vasilicharka and others. Under a wish and a ritual of health insurance by  touching a raw bar, and thenexactly at...

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