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Traditions & NameDays
Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ
8/6/2015 7:43:00 AM
August 6th, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to the legend, that day Jesus Christ strengthens the belief of his disciples in his holy origin by transfiguring himself in front of the eyes of Peter, Jacob and John.
Transfiguration starts fifty days of fasting (fish is allowed). That day people pick the first grapes and give it out to relatives and neighbors. According to the folklore beliefs, that day the “summer twists itself” and starts approaching the autumn and, respectively, the cold.
KATERININDEN (St. Catherines Day)
11/24/2015 10:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Ekaterina, Katerina, Katya.
ST. ALEXANDER NEVSKI
11/23/2015 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Alexander, Alexandra, Sasho, Sashka, Tsanko. The name derives from Old Greek, having the meaning of “protector of the men”.
Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy God's Mother
11/21/2015 8:00:00 AM
The Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy God's Mother, according to Holy Tradition, this took place in the following manner: the parents of the Virgin Mary, Righteous Joachim and Anna, praying for an end to their childlessness, vowed that if a child were born to them, they would dedicate it to the service of God.
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on November 16
11/16/2015 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Matey.St. Matthew
KOLEDNI ZAGOVEZNI (Christmas Shrove before Christmas Lent)
11/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
After the Great All Souls’ Day and Michaelmas, there comes Christmas Shrove - the last day you can eat meat before Christmas.
Today is the feastday of ST. MENAS (also: Minas), St. Victor and St. Vicentius
11/11/2015 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Mina, Minka, Mincho; Victor, Victoria;
11/8/2015 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) -
11/7/2015 9:00:00 AM
The Great All Souls’ Day (also called Michaelmas All Souls’ Day) is the first Saturday before Michaelmas
Herbal Fair opens in Plovdiv
11/6/2015 3:14:21 PM
A Fair of Bulgarian medicinal herbs opens today in the Agrarian University in the city of Plovdiv
The Day of Bulgarian Revival Period's Cultural Leaders
11/1/2015 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