Andreev Days - Holidays

Andreev Days - Holidays 

The Orthodox Church honors today the memory of St. Andrew the Apostle, who first of the apostles was called to follow Jesus Christ. St. Andrew is a Christian preacher, the first of the 12 Apostles and brother of St. Petar.Imeto St. Andrew commonly found in the Gospel. He is mentioned in the story of the feeding of the people with five loaves. From the early years Andrei yearned for divine truth and when John the Baptist came from Judea, he became one of his students. Preached in Asia Minor, Georgia and Scythia, for which he was patron of Romania and Russia.

        Celebration is called by the people Andrew, Edirne, large or Mechkin day. It is connected to the folk calendar with ideas for the transition from autumn to winter. It is believed that St. Andrew is the patron of the bear and its commander. In many legends tell that he appeared before the people, riding a bear and banishes winter and long nights.

 

         According to folk beliefs and knowledge of astronomy of that day started to rise day. Bulgarian proverb says: "On Edirne day starts growing day as a millet (wheat, poppy or mustard) grain."    

 

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