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Today is Todorov day - 19 March 2016

Today is Todorov day

Today is Todorov day. Always celebrated on the first Saturday of Lent. Is dedicated to St. Todor. Theodore is also called "Bulkin Sunday". He is also a holiday for young brides. All who married during the year, according to tradition to Theodoremay not interfere bread. Rituals are performed for health and fertility of youngbrides. There is a legend that today Saint Todor undress her enclosure, nine in number,yahva white horse and goes to God to pray for the summer. On this day are racing horses (horse race). So the festival is also called HorseEaster. The date of the festival varies each year and often coincides with other holidays. Coincides with the National Day of Bulgaria and the International Day of Women March 8.    

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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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Before Easter Celebrations - Traditions - 06 March 2016

Before Easter Celebrations - Traditions

When approaching Easter and spring approaching religious holidays associated with it. Always on Sunday, which is eight weeks before Easter is the celebration Meat Lent. Church calls it mesopustna Sunday. This Sunday is the last day you eat meat before Easter fast start. Being associated with Easter and this festival is changing date. But it's always Sunday, eight weeks before Easter. And changing the first spring feast because it is associated with the coming spring. In many places in the country of Meat Lent is held Kukerovden. Mummers costumes with leather masks and belts adorned with various bells and bells.These rituals to chase evil spirits.     In the week following Meat Shrovetide said Sirnitsa until next Sunday, when Mardi Gras, you can only eat eggs...

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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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