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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).
Christmas Eve celebrations
12/24/2003 12:00:00 AM
According to Bulgarian tradition: The Christmas celebrations start on December 24th, called ?Badni Vecher? (meaning Christmas Eve, or Small Christmas). Carol singers, or as they ar...
Disabled People Rehabilitation Centre
12/23/2003 12:00:00 AM
Disabled People Rehabilitation Centre opened on December 22nd, at 1 Ranni List Str. in Plovdiv. VIP guests at the opening included the Mayor of Region West in Plovdiv, Mrs. Vakrilova, the Plovdiv M...
Nominations for 2003 Best Bulgarian Sports Figures
12/22/2003 12:00:00 AM
Yordan Yovchev is the sportsman of Bulgaria for the year 2003, and Plamen Markov is appointed the best coach of the year. The awards were handed to them by the President of Bulgaria, Georgi Purvano...
Locomotive Plovdiv at the semi-finals for the Cup of Bulgaria
12/21/2003 12:00:00 AM
The Locomotive Plovdiv football team eliminated the last year?s cup winner Levski from the football championship by scoring 3:0 in a match played on the ?Lauta? Stadium in Plovdiv on December 18th ...
Forthcoming Christmas events
12/20/2003 12:00:00 AM
In an article in the yesterday?s issue of the Maritsa newspaper, the journalist Valentina Yeremieva makes a detailed review of the achievements and blunders of the city authorities? What was done a...
Plovdiv auto-club participating in the world rally championship
12/19/2003 12:00:00 AM
For the first time ever in the history of the Bulgarian automotive sport, in 2004, a fully Bulgarian team will represent our country, was discussed at a special press conference at the Hilton hotel...
A new art gallery opened in Plovdiv
12/18/2003 12:00:00 AM
A new gallery exhibiting 16 eminent Bulgar...
The 100th Aviation Anniversary
12/17/2003 12:00:00 AM
December 17th, 1903, marked the first powered flight ever ? the Wright brothers? first heavier-than-air powered flight which took off at precisely 10:35 am, and lasted 12 seconds, managed to fly a ...
The Tropical Ballet prima dancing in Plovdiv
12/16/2003 12:00:00 AM
Silicon-free breast, tightened in a scanty bra, and a spectacular costume demonstrated the prima of the famous Cuban Tropical Ballet yesterday. The journalists as well as the visitors in the Opera ...
Stoichkov becomes the Barsa team coach
12/15/2003 12:00:00 AM
The Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov officially finished his football-playing career on December 15th, and from January 1st 2004 becomes the Barcelona coach. He will be training the team pl...