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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).
In hopes for the new year
12/31/2003 12:00:00 AM
Bulgaria is meeting the new year in very sad mood, mourning for the five young men who lost their lives in service under the flag... Therefore it is a hard moment for merry wishes and joyful celebr...
A Day of National Mourning
12/30/2003 12:00:00 AM
At 02:25 a.m., December 30th, the military airplane carrying the bodies of the five dead soldiers who died after the deadly attacks in Karbala on December 27, landed at the Sofia airport, met by th...
A sad moment
12/29/2003 12:00:00 AM
Bulgarian Defence Minister and high ranking army officers flew to Iraq to meet our peace-keeping battalion and the injured Bulgarian soldiers in the hospitals of Karbala, Babyl and Baghdad, and to ...
Fifth Bulgarian soldier died in Iraq
12/28/2003 12:00:00 AM
Nikolay Saraev, Lieutenant, 27 years old, died in Baghdad today, being very seriously wounded in yesterday's terrorist attack against the Bulgarian military base in the Iraqi town of Karbala. ...
Four Bulgarian soldiers lost their lives in Iraq
12/27/2003 12:00:00 AM
Four Bulgarian Peace-Keeping Forces soldiers lost their lives on Saturday, December 27th, in the Iraqi town of Karbala. They died after a terrorist attack (a car bomb explosion) in the Bulgarian ca...
12/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
Merry Christmas to all! Plovdiv Guide wishes you a very merry Christmas. Lots of health, happiness and luck. We wish you all the best for the upcoming year. God bless you!\r\nLet the B...
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 ...