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November 10, 1989. Beginning of Bulgaria's transition to democracy. Chronology of events. - 10 November 2018

November 10, 1989. Beginning of Bulgaria's transition to democracy. Chronology of events.

On November 10, 1989, just hours after being opened Berlin Wall on November 9, convened plenum of the Central Committee (CC) of the Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP). The official announcement of the two decisions of the plenum is that "meets the request of Comrade Todor Zhivkov be removed as general secretary and member of the Politburo of the Communist Party" and expressed his "deep appreciation for the dedicated work long in the service of the Party and the people ". Available in the National Assembly to grant his request for release as Chairman of the State Council of the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Another solution is that "elected General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Comrade Peter Mladenov." Tacit news for downloading toured...

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All Souls' Day , the day of commemoration of the souls of the dead - Traditions - 03 November 2018

All Souls' Day , the day of commemoration of the souls of the dead - Traditions

In the church calendar of Bulgaria has three important temples Large, Cherry and Arkhangelsk . They are always on Saturday, and their dates change. The first year was Big Souls , eight weeks before Easter. Cherry Souls before Pentecost and is also linked to the Easter holidays . Michaelmas Souls before Michaelmas . All three major temples are always on Saturday and their dates change. Much Souls is the Saturday before Lent Meat . Every year falls on a different date , but always on a Saturday , 8 weeks before Easter. Cherry Souls on Saturday before Pentecost , and Michaelmas Souls on Saturday before Michaelmas , which is the eighth of November. All Souls honors of the deceased . Rituals that are made these days are inherited from the Thracians, Slavs , although slightly modified . The name...

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Dimitri day - October 26 - Traditions - 26 October 2018

Dimitri day - October 26 - Traditions

St. Dimitar is one of the favorite saints of the Bulgarians. On holiday, which is celebrated on October 26th name day have all bearing his name: Dimitar Dimitrina, Dragan, Dimo, Dimka, Mitko, Mitre and related. Most often depict St. Demetrius on horseback, killing Lee - symbol of the infidel Antichrist Tradition tells how he and his brother set fire to the Holy Mountain and Mount Athos monasteries, threw them on three years of the seabed and their aunts and Sveta Petka Sunday prayed for the Lord and the Virgin Mary put it. Another Bulgarian folk tradition, presented by St. Demetrius twin brother of St. George. Lifetime brothers parted, going around the world in different ways. George he vowed that if seen from the eaves dripping blood, then it died. After a while Demetrius saw a dripping...

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St. Ivan Rilski - 19 October 2018

St. Ivan Rilski

 St. Ivan Rilski (about 876-946) was the first Bulgarian hermit and founder of the grandest monastery in the country. He was born in the village hide (near the town of Dupnitsa) and 25-year-old was a shepherd. Then he took monastic vows, but did not stay for long in the monastery, and devoted his life in complete solitude, prayer, fasting and deprivation. Bad people twice drove him away from the places where he had chosen. Finally managed to isolate himself in raw bosom of the Rila Mountain. There he spent 12 years in a cave from which he was turned out robbers. Then the ascetic took shelter in the hollow of a huge oak. Rumor about the righteous soon spread around the neighboring villages and Christians began to seek his help. With God's blessing hermit performed miracles: he exorcised...

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St. Petka's Day - October 14 - Traditions - 14 October 2018

St. Petka's Day - October 14 - Traditions

This day devoted Orthodox Christian Church of the Reverend Petka Paraskeva and Bulgarian St. Petka's Day is one of the biggest national holidays which mark the end of the Bulgarians warm weather and the onset of winter. Winter Petkovden not only feast in honor of St. Petka (Paraskeva) as a protector of children, but also gives rise to honor the patron of families and genera. People celebrates this day as the beginning of winter holidays - to make votive offerings and duties. Women give cakes for animal health. Petka patron marriage and fertility. In folk legends saint mix and spirit - the protector of the house and family (hence appears as a snake - the guardian of the home). On Petkovden knead loaves and the biggest of them is called Petka. The bread and the house should be sprinkled...

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