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Today is BLAGOVESHTENIE (ANNUNCIATION DAY)

Today is BLAGOVESHTENIE (ANNUNCIATION DAY)

3/25/2005 6:53:47 AM

The feast is also known under the name of Blagovshtene, Blagovets, Blagoets - in English: ANNUNCIATION, or LADY DAY. In the traditional conceptions this day is associated with the arrival of the migratory birds and with the final springtime awakening of Nature. After Blagoveshtenie, everyone takes care to come out of one's house well-fed and with some money in his/her pocket, so that should a cuckoo sing a song to him, he will be well-fed and have money throughout the year. It is believed that if someone should first see a stork that is not flying but is lying or walking, some ill will befall him. When a maiden or an unmarried young man first sees a cuckoo, she/he ties three times an empty cloth, places it on the roof and three days later makes prophesies about the spouse she or he is to get.

Name day of everyone named Blagovest/?, Blagoy, Blaga, Vangel, Evangelina, Bonka.

Ritual table: fish (baked or boiled), flat cake, onion pastry.

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