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Traditions & NameDays
5/4/2013 8:00:00 AM
It is also a time to remember family and the faithful who have died as we await the resurrection, or to honor the martyrs who have given their lives for the cause of Christ in the world. While Good Friday is a traditional day of fasting, some also fast on Saturday as the climax of the season of Lent. An ancient tradition dating to the first centuries of the church calls for no food of any kind to be eaten on Holy Saturday, or for 40 hours before sunrise on Sunday.
Holy Saturday (in Latin, Sabbatum Sanctum ), the 'day of the entombed Christ,' is the Lord's day of rest, for on that day Christ's body lay in His tomb. We recall the Apostle's Creed which says "He descended unto the dead." It is a day of suspense between two worlds, that of darkness, sin and death, and that of the Resurrection and the restoration of the Light of the World. For this reason no divine services are held until the Easter Vigil at night. This day between Good Friday and Easter Day makes present to us the end of one world and the complete newness of the era of salvation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ.
Easter is a Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead on the Sunday after his crucifixion on Good Friday and marking the end of Lent. Easter is the holiest day in the Christian calendar, followed by Christmas and is recognized as a legal holiday in most countries with a significant Christian tradition, with the notable exception of the United States where Easter is only celebrated on Easter Sunday (and not also on Easter Monday). The timing of Easter depends on the Jewish Pesach, in English Passover, (see 1 below), which commemorates the sparing of the Hebrew first-born, as recounted in Exodus, since it is during this holiday that Jesus is believed to have been resurrected.
International Kissing Day
7/6/2013 11:00:00 AM
Today is International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day. As the author of The Science of Kissing, what better way to celebrate than to share some fascinating facts about kissing:
118 years of the bloody murder of Stefan Stambolov (January 31 1854 – July 6 1895)
7/6/2013 9:00:00 AM
Stambolov was born on January 31st, 1854, in the town of Veliko Turnovo. His ancestors originated from the small town of Tryavna.
7/5/2013 10:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Atanas, Atanaska (although they rather celebrate on January 18th of each year).
Summer reading for kids opens in Plovdiv
7/4/2013 10:10:31 AM
For second year in rule in Plovdiv will be held outdoors summer reading "Library Park – let’s meet in Central Park."
Ethno Exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
7/2/2013 9:00:00 AM
The "Ethno" exhibition by Elena Dramova and Stoyan Marinov opened yeasterday at the Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv
July Morning- once again on the seashore with Uriah Heep
7/1/2013 10:00:00 AM
The sun rises every day, but it is probably only on 1 July that the sunrise is given a rapturous welcome accompanied by beer, rock music and bonfires.
ST. COSMAS AND ST. DAMIAN Feastday (The Holy Healers Day)
7/1/2013 9:00:00 AM
The day of the Christian saints Cosmas and Damian (in BG version: Kozma and Damyan) is considered a very big feastday.
Today is PAVLYOVDEN (ST. PAUL’s Day)
6/30/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Pavel, Pavlina, Polya.
Philippopolis Film Nights movie festival opens today at the Orpheus Cinema
6/29/2013 10:00:00 AM
The 15th edition of the movie fest will be running until End July.
Today is PETROVDEN (ST. PETER S Day)
6/29/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Peter, Penka, Kamen, Pencho, Peyo, Pesho, Petrana, Petrana; also Assen, Assya, Apostol, Krum, Chavdar