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Maundy-Week - Traditions - 02 April 2018

Maundy-Week - Traditions

Maundy-Week This is called the days of Christ's suffering the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to his death. Therefore, each day from Monday to Saturday is called Great. • Easter Monday - Jesus entered Jerusalem temple and it is filled with traders. Son of God cast out the traders, because the temple is home to pray, not auction. In the Gospel speaks of the preaching of Jesus in the temple and say it curse the barren fig tree - a symbol of the human soul, which knows no prayer, repentance, and do not bear spiritual fruit. • Great Tuesday - Christ preached in the church and give his last moral precepts;...

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Lazarus (Lazaritsa) and Palm (Palm Sunday) - Traditions - 01 April 2018

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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Annunciation - 25 March 2018

Annunciation

Annunciation Annunciation. March 25. Good News. The Bible says that the Virgin Mary received the "good news." So you become a mother. Will be born the Son of God - Jesus Christ. Our people have beliefs. At the Annunciation should not leave the house without breakfast good to remember that you must have money in your pocket because it is more likely to hear a cuckoo hook, but to be well with you throughout the year, you must be a "full stomach and a pocket full." Our elderly grandmothers believed that the Annunciation should not be running anything at home - not to wash, clean, not to meddle even bread. Annunciation of the sow vegetables, fruit trees are transplanted to be fertile, and their fruits are very sweet as the people telling us - "good." Annunciation of...

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Most Bulgarian Day - Day of Liberation of Bulgaria - Third of March - Holidays - 03 March 2018

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 2018

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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