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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).
The Plovdiv weightlifter Milen Dobrev - a champion in Vancouver
11/22/2003 12:00:00 AM
The weightlifter from Plovdiv Milen Dobrev was triumphant with his champion?s title in the 94 kg category at the Weightlifting Championship in Vancouver, Canada. His fellow-citizen...
Latest exhibitions in the ?city of the hills?
11/21/2003 12:00:00 AM
Unique exhibition of drawings by eminent Bulgarian masters, among which Vladimir Dimitrov -the Master and Zlatyu Boyadzhiev opened yesterday at the L?Union Gallery in Plovdiv. The exhibition also i...
A Project for expanding the city starts
11/20/2003 12:00:00 AM
The Plovdiv Association starts the development of the project for expanding the city boundaries, as was reported yesterday after a meeting with the Management Board. The initiative group will invit...
Paintings by Nikolay Riorich on display at the Ivan Vazov National Library
11/19/2003 12:00:00 AM
Since November 17th an exhibition has been opened at the Ivan Vazov National Library in Plovdiv of paintings by the eminent Russian painters Elena and Nikolay Riorich. The exhibition was organised ...
The ?Mini Miss? & ?Mini Mister Plovdiv? Awards
11/18/2003 12:00:00 AM
The five-year-old twin brothers Boris and Trifon Andreevi shared the ?Mini Mister Plovdiv? title in the youngest age group of a beauty contest held at the Trimontium Princess Hotel last night. The ...
Reinforcing dangerous zones of Plovdiv Hills is about to start
11/17/2003 12:00:00 AM
Reinforcement of dangerous parts of Plovdiv Hills is about to start in the end of November, said in the interview for the Maritsa newspaper the temporary deputy-mayor Mitko Tsvetkovski. The Nationa...
500 000 Euros for kids in risk
11/15/2003 12:00:00 AM
The Plovdiv Municipality will receive a loan of almost half a million Euros for working with kids in unequal social position. The news appeared on the pages of the Maritsa newspaper, as reported by...
Support for Plovdiv cultural heritage preservation
11/14/2003 12:00:00 AM
\r\nThe US State Department released a grand of 32 500 USD for the reconstruction \r\nof the ancient mosaics dating from the 4th c., discovered years ago during \r\nelevation works in the subway pa...
Exhibition of documents at the Ivan Vazov National Library
11/13/2003 12:00:00 AM
Today, November 13th, 2003, at 11 am, a photo-exhibition of documents opened in the Ivan Vazov National Library lobby. The exhibition will close November 28th. It is dedicated to the 100th annivers...
The awards ?Tchernorizets Hrabr?
11/12/2003 12:00:00 AM
Yesterday the ?Tchernorizets Hrabr? Academy granted its awards for journalism achievements. The Grand Award ? for overall journalism achievements went to Ivaylo Dichev, the SEGA newspaper columnist...