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Tale of Baba Marta - Traditions - 01 March 2018

Tale of Baba Marta - Traditions

Martha lived with her brothers away in the mountains. Her brothers wore the same name - long-horned beetle. Only one called small, and the other - a large beetle.     From the highest mountain they saw and heard everything that happens on earth. Does Martha smiled, soothed and maggots, and grass. Expanse warmed with the good smile, shone like a golden sun, the birds were flying merrily.     Once a young agile bride drove his sheep in the mountains, standing still warm sunshine shining, the birds called, and good grass to graze.     - Not displayed bride sheep grazing early! Soon beetle is gone - her word father in law, old.     He is very experienced and wise to learn. As the sun knew the old man when winds will covenant understood...

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St. Trifon - Holidays - 01 February 2018

St. Trifon - Holidays

Few people know that St. Trifon is the patron and another small community - the falconers. According to ancient tradition, the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible was a passionate falconer. Once while hunting in famous for its rich water game Naprudnoe village (now a suburb north of Moscow, near Riga station) he lost his beloved northern white falcon - a very beautiful bird. For young bird responded falconer Tryphon Patrikeev (like princes Patrikeevi). Devastated by the loss, Tsar Ivan the Terrible ordered the boy to find his pet birds in three days and threatened with death if they returned empty-handed. Three days the young bird Tryphon sought unsuccessfully in the Long Lost List Chat forest. At the end of the given time seated on a hill slope in the Great Lake and asleep exhausted....

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St. Basil the Great - Holidays - 01 January 2018

St. Basil the Great - Holidays

Church honors St. Basil the Great. On 1 January to honor the great saint of Christianity, St. Basil the Great - one of the three Ecumenical Orthodox teachers, a prominent opponent of the Arian heresy. To him belongs the idea of active charity and good as the expression and realization of Christ's love and forgiveness.  Basil was born in 330 in the city of Caesarea (Cappadocia), in the splendid situation Byzantine family. Rich, was crowded and respected his family. His relatives believed God made many good people. Basil himself as a child was incredibly smart and talented. Trained in the most elite schools, fifteen years studying in Athens. Taught in his native eloquence. 30 years of friendship and support of St. Gregory the Theologian is devoted to contemplation and was baptized...

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Stefanov days - Holidays - 27 December 2017

Stefanov days - Holidays

On December 27, honoring the memory of St. Stephen - one of the seven disciples of Jesus Christ, first archdeacon and first martyr of the Christian faith. This is the third day of Christmas, which celebrate all named Stephen, Stephen, Sarah, Stoyan, Stands, Stanka, Stoicho,Stand, Stoichko, Tsonyo, Zapryan, Tsonka. Statistics show that Stephen was among the most popular names in Bulgaria. In translation it means "crown", so to celebrate this day and Ventsislav Ventsislava. Tradition maintains that this holiday "closed circle" of the old year. The family gathers around a common table with meat dishes. Traditionally, the table must include pork with sauerkraut and meat pie. Stefan is one of the seven disciples of Jesus, chosen immediately after his resurrection, to take...

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Christmas Eve - Little Christmas - Holidays - 24 December 2017

Christmas Eve - Little Christmas - Holidays

Little Christmas or Christmas Eve is one of the holy family holidays. The whole day passes in preparation for the evening meal, which is necessarily lean and meals must be 7 or 9 in number (as there are days in the week and months of pregnancy).Evening around the table to break bread, the first piece is about Mary, the second house is the third - a grandmother, and so to the smallest member of the family. Boiled wheat with raisins and walnuts are best wishes for happy and rich life in the New Year. Mature beans is put to a household sieve. Stuffed leaves and stuffed peppers are a wish for good harvest of vegetables. Dried fruits in honor of  fruit  trees. Pot in which boiling dried fruits, is encircling a red thread and health against the evil eye. Christmas Eve is not without walnuts....

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