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Sofia - The Capital Of Bulgaria - Cities Of Bulgaria - 31 December 2017

Sofia - The Capital Of Bulgaria - Cities Of  Bulgaria

  Sofia (from the Greek σοφία - wisdom) is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, as well as the 12th largest city in the European Union. Sofia is a city with a population of 1,263,884 people (registered under the current address), which represents 17% of the population. Located in central western Bulgaria, in Sofia valley, surrounded by Mount Vitosha to the south, Lyulin Mountain to the west and north of Stara Planina.The total area was 492 square kilometers, the average altitude of 550 m e. This makes it the fourth highest capital in Europe.                                                          ...

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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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The story of the most popular Christmas song - 25 December 2017

The story of the most popular Christmas song

In 1831 in Germany "Silent night, holy night ..." appeared simultaneously in two song collections in Berlin and Dresden. Both place the name of the author writes: "The authors of the text and music are unknown." Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV you first heard in the winter of 1853. He so liked the Christmas song that called courtiers concertmaster and commanded him: "I find the author of the song!" The order of the king, however, still remained pending for a year and only one fluke enigma found its solution in December 1854.     Director of the Austrian people Salzburg, former concertmaster of the best known of the Prussian court, scolded one of the boys Felix Gruber, who he constantly sang wrong already popular Christmas song. On his remark...

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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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December 22 - St. Anastasia - 22 December 2017

December 22 - St. Anastasia

She was the daughter of a noble and wealthy Roman. Her father was a pagan, but her mother confessed the Christian faith. Anastasia upbringing was entrusted to Hrisogon teacher, known for his wit and learning. When completed the education of young Anastasia, all in Rome wondered as to her uncommon beauty and of her mind and knowledge. By Hrisogon and his mother Anastasia received knowledge of the true God. From an early age she was deprived of her mother and her father married her off against her will to a rich and noble Roman pagan, a man of harsh and cruel nature. Many tears shed the unfortunate Anastasia. Sole solace she finds in prayer and in the implementation of its Christian zadalzheniya.Neyniyat man resented it much gave to the poor and, fearing lest they scatter for good deeds all the...

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