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Traditions & NameDays
MAKAVEYAN DAYS - August 1-12
8/1/2015 9:00:00 AM
The traditional holidays called "Makaveyan Days" last for 12 days - from August 1st to August 12th. The Makaveyan Days are related to folk meteorology. Old people used to name those 12 days after the 12 months of the year, the first day being September, the second October, the third November, and so on - up to the twelfth, which is August again but in next year. That way, observing the weather day by day, people knew what the weather would be all the year ahead.
The first day of the Makaveyan Days – Egus, is celebrated mostly by women, so that their fingers would “not be eaten away” by too much spinning. That day in some villages the father-in-law summons his sons-in-law to a festive table. After the meal, he taps on their back with a bag full of air. The sons-in-law scatter into the yard and, crying out loud, they walk around all the corners - that ritual is believed to bring health and fertility to the cattle. If a man works that day, fire will burn his house or a wolf will eat all his domestic animals.
International Technical Fair Plovdiv 2015 begins
9/28/2015 5:01:20 PM
Over 800 companies from 35 countries are taking part at this year’s Technical Fair in Plovdiv
September 22nd - Independence Day
9/22/2015 8:00:00 AM
September 22nd, 1908, Bulgarian Knjaz Ferdinand declared the Independence of Bulgaria in the former capital of Bulgaria.
VYARA, NADEZHDA and LYUBOV (Faith, Hope and Love) and their mother SOPHIA
9/17/2015 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Vyara, Vera, Veronika, Nadezhda, Nadya, Lyuben, Lyubomir, Lyuba, Sophia, Sofka, Sevda.
Back to school
9/15/2015 9:00:00 AM
School opening day in Bulgaria
KRUSTOVDEN (The Holy Cross Day)
9/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Krustina, Krustyo, Krustan, Kancho, Stavri.
Night of Museums and Galleries
9/11/2015 2:27:00 PM
Tenth Anniversary Edition of Night of Museums and Galleries - Plovdiv
Theater festival "Scene at Crossroads" opens today
9/10/2015 10:00:00 AM
The 19th international theater festival "Scene at Crossroads" opens today, September 10th
Anniversary in our history: in 924 AD the BG Tsar Simeon I the Great and the Byzantine Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos agreed on a temporary peace
9/10/2015 8:00:00 AM
In 924 AD the BG Tsar Simeon I the Great and the Byzantine Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos agreed on a temporary peace ouside the walls of Constantinople.
BIRTH OF THE HOLY MOTHER (also known as “Nativity of the Theotokos”)
9/8/2015 8:00:00 AM
According to the traditional celebration of the birth of the Holy Mother, on the eve of the holiday the ones that are sick and ailing should make a votive oath.
Anniversary of the Unification of Bulgaria
9/6/2015 8:00:00 AM
The Unification of Bulgaria was the act of unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and the then-Ottoman province of Eastern Rumelia in the autumn of 1885.