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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 Mother Language Day: 21 February 2013
2/21/2013 10:00:00 AM
The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999. It has been celebrated since 2000 to promote all the languages of the world.
140th anniversary of the death of Vassil Levski
2/19/2013 9:00:00 AM
Today is the 140th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest fighters for Bulgarian independence during the period of the Ottoman oprresion
Изложба фотографии от китайски пещери в Природонаучния музей
2/15/2013 11:59:28 AM
Изложба фотографии от китайски пещери ще представи Природонаучния музей и Спелео клуб Пълдин.
Bulgarians Celebrate Love of Wine and Each Other
2/14/2013 9:00:00 AM
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.
Anniversary of the death of St Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher
2/14/2013 7:00:00 AM
February 14th marks the anniversary of the death of St Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher, one of the holy brothers St.St. Cyril and Methodius, founders...
Изложба-живопис на художника Антон Антонов
2/13/2013 8:00:00 AM
ГАЛЕРИЯ „ЖОРЖ ПАПАЗОВ" ПРЕДСТАВЯ: Изложба-живопис на художника Антон Антонов
ИЗЛОЖБА ГРАФИКА В ЦВЯТ В ГАЛЕРИЯ АСПЕКТ
2/12/2013 8:00:00 AM
Първата изложба за новия сезон в галерия Аспект е отново съвместен проект със Сдружение Графично ателие – Пловдив и Спас Халачев.
ST.VLASSIOS/ BLASSIOS (also Hieromartyr Blaise)
2/11/2013 10:00:00 AM
Name day of Vlasso
ST. HARALAMBOS (Charalambos) the Martyr
2/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Haralampij, Haralambi, Hari, Harry, Valentin/a, Valery, Valeria.
Hristo Stoichkov turns 47!
2/8/2013 9:00:00 AM
The Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov turns 47!