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ST. HARALAMBOS (Charalambos) the Martyr
ST. HARALAMBOS (Charalambos) the Martyr
2/10/2014 9:00:00 AM
Honey and beehives are sanctified that day by performing a ritual for health and rich harvest. On St. Haralambos's Day, sick or blind people go to church and pray for healing. According to traditional concepts St. Haralambos is the lord of all illnesses, especially the plague. Doing any housework is strictly forbidden that day, because of the fear of any coming illness. Women are only allowed to bake round bread and decorate it with a cross in the middle and a large wreath at the edge for health. Honey is consecrated in the local church and then all the bread is coated with that honey. The rest of the honey is kept in the house as a remedy. According to the belief, St. Haralambos blesses the land and it gets warmer and ready to be cultivated.
St. Haralambos died as a martyr in 198 AD in the town of Magnesia (in Thessaly) where he was a bishop. He was tortured to death but endured all pain taking it as the victory over the evil and the flesh. In the icons he was presented as the lord of the illness, which he kept in nine chains or held in a bottle.
The famous jazz-musician Milcho Leviev back to Plovdiv again
10/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
After the jazzmen Milcho Leviev, Billy Cobham and Vicky Almazidou have raised the two-thousand-people audience in the Thessaloniki Open-air Theatre to their feet, we will be able to enjoy Milcho Le...
The latest production facilities of the Peshtera Winery
9/30/2003 12:00:00 AM
Yesterday, in the town of Saedinenie (near Plovdiv), the Agricultural Minister Mehmed Dikme officially opened the new ?wine cellar? facilities of the Peshtera Winery JSC. According to the minister,...
The opening of the Autumn International Technical Fair in Plovdiv
9/29/2003 12:00:00 AM
According to the Maritsa newspaper, Mrs. Lydia Shouleva, a Vice-Premiere and Economy Minister, will declare the traditional the Autumn International Technical Fair open, today in Plovdiv. This year...
Excursions in Bulgaria ? Sights:
9/26/2003 12:00:00 AM
-Zheravna-Museum,Art gallery,the Yordan Yovkovs own house,the St.Nikolai church(1834)-Kotel-The Museum of History,Natural Science and Etnography museum;110 houses ?Architecture of the Bulgarian...
?Association for Plovdiv?
9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
(Information taken from the Maritsa newspaper)The ?Association for Plovdiv? will organize a series of events related to business support. The decision was taken at the yesterday?s meeting of th...
The ?St.George the Victorious? Foundation
9/24/2003 12:00:00 AM
(based on a publication in the Maritsa newspaper)We are looking forward to the unveiling of a Tsanko Lavrenov Monument in the Old Town, thanks to a foundation managed by patriotic Bulgarians. T...
The first winners of the ?Town of Chirpan and the Nikola Manev Gallery? Award
9/23/2003 12:00:00 AM
There are quite a few persons the town of Chirpan is so proud of. Here, in 1940, the famous artist Nikola Manev was born. Ever since 1964 he has been working in France, where he graduated from the ...
KEO - the project of the 21st century
9/20/2003 12:00:00 AM
Based on publication in the ?24 Hours? Newspaper:Messages from all over the world are going to be sent on a satellite to the space, and after a period of 50,000 years they will get back to Eart...
?Techno polis? in Plovdiv
9/19/2003 12:00:00 AM
Today, September 19th 2003, the largest hypermarket specialized for electric appliances, ?Techno polis?, opened in Plovdiv. Situated at 7,700 sq.m., right next to the ?Metro? hypermarket, it is the...
Plovdiv ? a leading bodybuilding power in the last few years
9/17/2003 12:00:00 AM
(Based on a publication in the Maritsa newspaper)The Plovdiv Bodybuilding and Fitness Club called ?Muscle Art?, with the president Kim Merdzhanov, became the champion of the republic for the fi...