Ascension Day

Ascension Day 

Ascension Day is celebrated always on a Thursday, forty days after Easter. According to Christian beliefs after his Resurrection, Jesus Christ remained on Earth to preach his teaching and converse with his disciples, moving between them as God-man. On the 40th day at the foot of the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem ascended into heaven. With Christ's ascension ends and the act of human salvation, so the day is called Ascension Day. In the folk calendar seven Thursdays after Easter worship against hail, and the last of them - Ascension Day is connected with the cult of the dead. According to legend, on this day they harvested the souls of the dead who are free from Maundy Thursday. According to Bulgarian folk beliefs of the 40th day of Easter come and fairies. They pick and decorate themselves with dewy bloom at night. They can heal the sick. That is why on the eve of the feast all the sick and infirm people go to sleep on  meadows. Folk beliefs still state that if it rains on Ascension Day, the year will be rich and harvest - rich.

Ascension Day of the name day Spas,Spasimir, Spasiyana, Spaska. The day is a celebration of bakers and confectioners.

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