Current News

Current News

Asian rituals connected to feasts of fish....

Asian rituals connected to feasts of fish....

12/6/2005 10:35:00 AM

The Japanese also celebrate a feast dedicated to the carp ? very much like our Nikulden Feast of Fish. The feast is called ?Koi Nobori?, meaning ?carp swimming against the current??. In the past, when a boy was born at the samurai?s home, a flag with the family herald was erected in the family garden. Weapons, helmets and flags used to adorn the house?s front door. Later on, the ?Koi Nobori? replaced the flags and stood proudly as home decoration.

 

The carp is a type of fish that usually demonstrates unique will for life and could live in clear as well as muddy water, and is generally considered a ?brave fish?.

 

Chinese people have the legend about the carp that swam against the strong river current and climbed up the waterfall ?The Dragon?s Gate?, turned into a dragon and raised high in the skies. The image of the carp embodied the hope that the kid would be able to fight all difficulties and would grow physically and spiritually to be a good person, able to get responsibility for all his/her actions?.

 

The photo above: Japanese dolls exhibition in the hall of the Plovdiv Museum of History

 Bulgarians Celebrate Love of Wine and Each Other
As lovers celebrate St Valentine's Day, many Bulgarians insist February 14 should be reserved for a traditional Bulgarian celebration - the feast of St. Trifon Zarezan.
ST.VLASSIOS/ BLASSIOS (also Hieromartyr Blaise)
Name day of Vlasso
ST. HARALAMBOS (Charalambos) the Martyr
Name day of everyone named Haralampij, Haralambi, Hari, Harry, Valentin/a, Valery, Valeria.
MEETING OF THE LORD
MEETING OF THE LORD
2/2/2019 9:00:00 AM
The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord is among the most ancient feasts of the Christian Church.
WOLF DAYS - February 2-3
WOLF DAYS - February 2-3
2/2/2019 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone names Simeon, Simeonka, Simona, Moncho (February 3rd).
TRIPHON ZAREZAN
TRIPHON ZAREZAN
2/1/2019 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Trifon, Trifonka, Lozan
Anniversary of the birth of Baba Vanga, the world-famous BG prophet and clairvoyant
Baba Vanga, born Vangelia Goushterova, (31 January 1911 - 11 August 1996) was a famous Bulgarian prophet that lived in the Rupite area in Rila Mountain, Bulgaria.
Stefan Stambolov (1854 - 1895) was born on that day
He is the most enthusiastically praised and the most violently denounced politician in Bulgaria's modern history, and what could be a better proof that his extraordinary personality.
Tzar Peter, son of Simeon the Great died on that day in 969 year
Tzar Peter, son of Simeon the Great died on that day in 969 year.
ST. GREGORY the Theologian
ST. GREGORY the Theologian
1/25/2019 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Grigor, Grigorina, Grisha (which means "being on the alert, staying awake").