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Traditions & NameDays
MAKAVEYAN DAYS - August 1-12
8/1/2012 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.
12.04.1961 - First space flight
4/12/2013 12:10:42 PM
On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in Vostok 1
Two exhibitions in Plovdiv
4/11/2013 11:12:30 AM
Two exhibitions open today in Plovdiv
Plovdiv hosts Vinaria 2013 International fair
4/3/2013 10:00:00 AM
VINARIA, the International Exhibition of Vine Growing and Wine Producing opens today
Plovdiv opens students training and careers National Forum
4/1/2013 3:23:00 PM
Plovdiv Fair opens doors for the National Forum for students’ training and careers entitled “National career days 2013 – Good Career, Good Life”.
Exhibition at Vyzrazhdane Gallery
4/1/2013 11:00:00 AM
The Vuzrazhdane Gallery presents Julian Yordanov
Fools Day (April 1st)
4/1/2013 10:00:00 AM
There are quite a few nations today having in their calendar the April 1st Fools Day. For better or worse, we, Bulgarians, are among them.
Today is the 97th anniversary of Bulgarias staring to use the Gregorian Calendar
3/31/2013 10:00:00 AM
In 1916, at midnight on 31st of March, Bulgaria “jumps” into future – instead of having April 1st as the next day, Bulgarians had April 14th….
March 27 - International Day of Theater
3/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
March 27th is celebrated each year arounf the world as the International Day of Theater.
BLAGOVESHTENIE (ANNUNCIATION DAY)
3/25/2013 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Blagovest/à, Blagoy, Blaga, Vangel, Evangelina, Bonka.Ritual table: fish (baked or boiled), flat cake, onion pastry.
3/23/2013 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Todor, Todorka, Teodor/a, Theo, Dora.