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Lazarus (Lazaritsa) and Palm (Palm Sunday) - Traditions - 21 April 2019

Lazarus (Lazaritsa) and Palm (Palm Sunday) - Traditions

In the calendar of the Christian Church Lazarus is associated with the resurrection of Lazarus, who lived in the town of Bethany, near Jerusalem. According to the gospel, when the Savior was in the land beyond the Jordan, Lazarus fell ill and died. When the Messiah returns, resurrects buried the fourth day of his funeral as a sign of gratitude for its hospitality. According to medieval manuscripts Lazarus lived another 30 years in a strict fast and abstinence and was named the first bishop of Kition city on the island of Cyprus. On Lazarus church celebrated with a festive liturgy resurrection of Lazarus, and the memory of the martyr St. Lazar Bulgarian, tortured and killed on April 23, 1802.According to Bulgarian folk tradition Lazarus or "Lazaritsa" is the day...

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Today is Todorov day - 16 March 2019

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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Before Easter Celebrations - Traditions - 10 March 2019

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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Most Bulgarian Day - Day of Liberation of Bulgaria - Third of March - Holidays - 03 March 2019

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 2019

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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