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Traditions & NameDays
Today is LAZAROVDEN (St. Lazarus’ Day)
4/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day for everyone having the name of Lazar, Lazo, Lazarina, Lara.
Lazarovden (the day before Tsvetnisa-Vrubnitsa, Palm Sunday) - the Lazarovden (Lazarus Day) ceremonies, called "lazarouvane", are among the most popular Bulgarian traditional feasts.
The Saturday before Easter is a feast dedicated to youth and fertility - young girls, pastures, fields and woods. Lazarovden is an event in the life of every young girl, because then she could demonstrate to her village community the fact of her becoming a grown-up maiden. The girls would gather in groups of about ten at the house of the prettiest one and then start their going around the village singing and dancing their special "Lazar Day" tunes. The songs sung on the Lazar Day praise the beauty of the maiden and her beloved one, the industry of the farmer, the purity of maternal love, and they are associated with wishes for happiness and prosperity.
The Orthodox church connects that day to the resurrection of Lazarus (brother of Martha and Maria), whom Jesus raised from the dead. Lazarus, who lived for 30 years more, was an ardent follower of Christian faith and died as a bishop of the town of Ketonia (in Cyprus).
Today is the feastday of ST. MENAS (also: Minas), St. Victor and St. Vicentius
11/11/2013 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Mina, Minka, Mincho; Victor, Victoria;
11/8/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Angel, Angelina, Mihaill, Gavrail, Radka, Radko, Raina, Ognian, Plamen, Emilia, Emil.
ARCHANGELSKA (GOLIAMA) ZADOUSHNITSA (Great All Souls’ Day) -
11/2/2013 8:00:00 AM
The Great All Souls’ Day (also called Michaelmas All Souls’ Day) is the first Saturday before Michaelmas
The Day of Bulgarian Revival Period's Cultural Leaders
11/1/2013 8:00:00 AM
November 1st Bulgaria celebrates one of the greatest days honoring our culture and development - The Day of Bulgarian Revival Period's Cultural Leaders
MEDICUS, DENTO, GALENIA 2013
10/30/2013 11:00:00 AM
MEDICUS, DENTO, GALENIA has won recognition as Bulgaria's most prestigious Exhibition of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutics
Today is DIMITROVDEN (St. Demetrius’s Day)
10/26/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Dimiter, Dimitrina, Dimo, Mitra, Dragan, Drago, Dimka.
ITALIAN FESTIVAL OF BEAUTY AND HAIR-STYLE
10/25/2013 9:00:00 AM
The International Exhibition of Hairdressing, Beauty, Make-up, Perfumery and Fashion ITALIAN FESTIVAL OF BEAUTY has two editions - spring and autumn.The participants in the salon ...
FLOWER AUTUMN opens today
10/23/2013 1:00:00 PM
The Specialized Exhibition of Flowers, Ornamental Plants, Garden Equipment and Supplies provides exhibitors with the opportunity to show their latest achievements to professionals and general public interested in gardening.
Feast day of St. John of Rila (a.k.a. Sveti Ivan Rilski) and the Rila Monastery
10/19/2013 8:00:00 AM
On 19 October the Bulgarian Church celebrates the discovery of the imperishable holy remains of St. John of Rila (a.k.a. Sveti Ivan Rilski) and also their moving ...
October 18 - St .Luke's Day
10/18/2013 8:00:00 AM
St.Luke, Holy Apostle and Evangelist, who wrote about the life of Jesus, used to be a good healer and a talented artist.