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November 14th starts the 40-day Christmas Fasting

November 14th starts the 40-day Christmas Fasting

11/14/2012 8:00:00 AM
November 14th starts the 40-day Christmas Fasting, introduced by the Church later than the Holy Fasting for Easter. In 1166 the Patriarch of Constantinople, Luke Chrysoberges, defined the Christmas Fasting Days to be exactly 40.

The celebrations of the Holy Nativity feast became popular around the year of 350 AD in the western Europe, while in Eastern Europe they were first introduced by St Gregorii Bogoslov (i.e. St Gregory the Theologian) around 375 – 380 AD. Holy Nativity was celebrated on a number of different days throughout Christian world – Dec.25 in the western parts, January 4 in Antiochia, April 18 or 19 or May 29 in Alexandria, and January 6 or 10 in Asia Minor…. It was not until the end of the 4th c. AD that these celebrations were appointed on one day for all the churches (except the Armenian) - i.e. the date of Dec.25th.
ST. PROCOPIUS, the Bee-Keeper
ST. PROCOPIUS, the Bee-Keeper
7/8/2020 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Prokopi.
July 7, 1550: Europeans Discover Chocolate
1550: Chocolate is introduced in Europe, and the Mexican drink creates a passion that endures after nearly half a millennium.
International Kissing Day
International Kissing Day
7/6/2020 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:
 125 years of the bloody murder of Stefan Stambolov (January 31 1854 – July 6 1895)
Stambolov was born on January 31st, 1854, in the town of Veliko Turnovo. His ancestors originated from the small town of Tryavna.
SUMMER ATANASSOVDEN
SUMMER ATANASSOVDEN
7/5/2020 10:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Atanas, Atanaska (although they rather celebrate on January 18th of each year).
July Morning- once again on the seashore with Uriah Heep
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)
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)
Name day of everyone named  Pavel, Pavlina, Polya.
Today is PETROVDEN (ST. PETER S Day)
Name day of everyone named Peter, Penka, Kamen, Pencho, Peyo, Pesho, Petrana, Petrana; also Assen, Assya, Apostol, Krum, Chavdar
Ivan Vazov (June 27, 1850 - September 22, 1921)
Ivan Vazov was a Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright. He was born in Sopot, a town situated in the Rose valley of Bulgaria.