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August 15 - Virgin Mary - Holidays - 15 August 2019

August 15 - Virgin Mary - Holidays

August 15 - Today is the Virgin Mary. On this day the Church celebrates the Holy Virgin as patroness of motherhood, women and the family home. Distributed at pre-lit church, the first fruits of the season - grapes, melons, and ritual breads for health and for "God to forgive the dead." For health slaughtered sacrifices and do duty, usually where the Virgin Mary is patron of the local church. In Christianity the holiday is associated with the death of the mother of God 64 years. age. Mary pray at the Mount of Olives, when the angel Gabriel appeared with palm branch in his hand and announces that after three days the spirit will move to the kingdom of heaven. Before she died, she wishes to see again all the apostles, then the angels come for the soul. She was buried...

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Ilinden - Preobrajensko Uprising - 02 August 2019

Ilinden - Preobrajensko Uprising

Ilinden Uprising, or as they call it short and simple Ilinden uprising exploded in August of 1903. It was an organized revolt against the Ottoman Empire and carried out by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, VMRO briefly. At the moment the Bulgarian population was in preparation for it, the date was the day of the prophet Elijah - the evening of Sunday, August 2, 1903. Meanwhile, across the territory of IMRO in Eastern Thrace, the Commission leaders of the Edirne Province, agreed that they are not ready for an uprising, but by a sense of solidarity, voted for its initiation. So in Strandja uprising began on the feast of the Transfiguration, August 19, 1903. Uprising in central and southwestern parts of the province are receiving support mainly local Bulgarian peasants and to...

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Bastille Day - 14 July 2019

Bastille Day

France is a country with a turbulent and dramatic story. With many and lengthy wars. Especially memorable and exciting history of the French Revolution. The revolution began with the national cry for equality, freedom and brotherhood and it imported large-scale reforms in France. Storming of the Bastille (a symbol of oppression and atrocities of rulers) in 1789, it is considered the beginning of the revolution in France - a real revolution for independence. July 14, Bastille Day. Celebrated throughout France. During the day in Paris organized a military parade, between the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde, passing through the Champs-Elysees.     Military ceremonies take place in many cities in the country. At night, fireworks illuminated the sky in most...

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Midsummer - 24 June 2019


Midsummer is an old Slavic holiday that is celebrated on 24 June each year. On the same day Eastern Orthodox Christian Church celebrates the day of John the Baptist and commonly rituals and traditions of the two holidays overlap. In different areas the name is pronounced differently - in the name of Sofia District holiday is Yanevden in Struga - Ivanden in Ohrid-Ivandan in Veliko Tarnovo - Ivan bilyober or Dragiyka. The celebration coincides with the summer solstice, so many beliefs and customs associated with the path of heavenly light, and his cult. On this day his name day celebrating all named Enyo, Encho, John, John Yanni, Yana, Ioannina, Y., Yanita, Yanko, Yancho. It is assumed that the root of the festival lies in the Slavic tradition. In Russia, the holiday is called Ivan Kupala...

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June 2 - Day of Hristo Botev and died for freedom and independence of Bulgaria - 02 June 2019

June 2 - Day of Hristo Botev and died for freedom and independence of Bulgaria

June 2nd is the day that we honor Hristo Botev and all dead, known and unknown warriors for independence and freedom of our Bulgaria.Bow before you, son and great Bulgarian hero! You stay in our hearts, because true heroes never die! We remember your cause and we are ready to take your way because you're a shining example in our history, we follow and whose name will defend!Hristo Botev was born on January 6, celebrated in Europe in 1848 In May 1876 Botev began organizing a band and became its leader. From Giurgiu boarded a ship "Radetzky" and on May 17, forcing its captain to stop at the shore to the Kozlodui. From there, the band led by him, went to Okolchitsa. They say that they walked all the way there without bread and water. Enter into unequal combat, and on June 2, bullet...

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