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ELISSEY feastday (Liseh’s Day; St.Eliseus) - June 14

ELISSEY feastday (Liseh’s Day; St.Eliseus) - June 14

6/14/2018 9:00:00 AM

The traditional feast of Eliseus (also called Ellisey, Lisseh, Lisso or Lissey) is one of the thunder-maker feasts, alongside with German and Bartholomew. In some parts of Bulgaria it is also connected to the “lisso”, i.e. baldness. Therefore, the young men put on “bald breads”, or light candles, collect herbs, pour herbal teas on themselves and bathe in left water (taken at a left turn of the river) or the tea is poured through the left sleeve of a coat. They believe that their hair will become curly and will never fall out.

According to the popular belief, Liseh is the third of hail-men brothers. He is the lord of the black hail clouds in summer and snow storms in winter. According to the ritual traditions, millet should be sown until the Feast of St. Eliseus.

St.Eliseus was an Old Testament prophet, the disciple and companion of St. Elias. When Elias, whose feast is July 20, was taken up in a fiery chariot, he let his cloak fall upon St. Eliseus, who then became his successor. Eliseus, seeing St. Elias’ ascent to heavens, took on part of his spirituality. That was how his visions started, and his prophesies usually depict successes and victories.

Anniversary of the birth of Dr Obreiko Obreikov (1891 - 1969), the founder of the Plovdiv Fair
Born on June 17, 1891 in Plovdiv, Dr. Obreikov comes from an eminent Bulgarian Revival period family.
VIDOVDEN (Vido’s day) - June 15
VIDOVDEN (Vido’s day) - June 15
6/15/2018 9:00:00 AM
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VARTOLOMEY (St Bartholomew’s Day) - June 11
The feast is called Vartolomey or also Varti-Lomi (in association of storm and hail).
Today we celebrate "The Day of Botev and All Freedom Fighters Who Lost Their Lives for the Independence of Bulgaria"
That day has been appointed by a decree of the Ministerial Council dated May 31st 1993. It was first celebrated back in 1884 in Vratsa and Plovdiv.
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Plovdiv hosts defense equipment International expo
13th International Defence Equipment Exhibition HEMUS
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PENTECOST / HOLY TRINITY (50 Days after Easter )
50 Days after Easter is the feastday Pentecost (Whitsunday), also called Holy Trinity.
Bulgarian Literacy and Culture Celebration Day - May 24th
Ever since the earliest Bulgarian manuscript books (preserved until today), we can trace the tradition to honor the two saint brothers - St Cyril (on February 14th) and St Methodius (on April 6th) ...
St.St.Constantine and Helena Feast
St.St.Constantine and Helena Feast
5/21/2018 8:00:00 AM
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