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Jul 25

Bulgarian Holidays: Name Days

By Darina

The celebration of name days is an important Bulgarian tradition. Unlike most of the old customs, this one has been preserved throughout the generations and is kept even today. Where Did Name Days Come From? The keeping of name days comes from the Orthodox Christian religion and its saints. The Orthodox calendar is abundant with […]

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Jun 24

Bulgarian Holidays: Eniovden

By Darina

Eniovden (Еньовден) is an old Bulgarian holiday, celebrated annually on June 24. It is believed that its roots lie in the Thracian tradition. However, the traditions and rituals of the Christian holiday St. John’s Day, which is on the same date, often mingle with Eniovden. Since the the holiday is on midsummer a lot of […]

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