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

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

6/14/2023 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.

Today is BOGOYAVLENIE / YORDANOVDEN (Epiphany)
Name day of everyone named Yordan/ka (named after the holy river of Jordan), Yonko/a, Daniel/a, Bozhan/a, Bozhil, Boyan/a, Bogdan/a and Bozhidar/a(both meaning "God's gift"), Bogolyub/a, Boncho, Bonka, Bogomil/a (meaning "Dear to God"), Bistra.
The first BG General -  General Major Sava Moutkourov, was born on that day in 1852
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January 2 is SYLVESTROVDEN (St. Sylvester Day)
Name day of everyone named Sylvia, Sylester, Goran, Goritsa
Today is VASSILYOVDEN (aka. St. Vasilij or St. Basil, the Great)
Name day of everyone named Vassil, Vassilka, Vassilena, Vesselina, Vesselin, Vessela, Vessie, Veska, Vulko (the name"Vassiliy" in Greek has the meaning of "regal").
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
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We wish you all tons of love and joy, luck and happiness, success and prosperity for the new year 2024!!!
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Did you know that the day we celebrate the New Year on has not always been January 1st?The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays.
STEFANOVDEN (St. Stephen or Stefans Day)
Name day of everyone named Stefan (the name Stefan means 'crown'), Stefanka, Stoil, Stoyo, Stoyka, Stoycho, Stoimen, Stoichko, Stancho, Stanka, Stoyan (Minchev), Stoyanka, Tanyo, Tanya, Tsonko/a, Tsanko/a, Stanimir/a, Stamen, Zapryan/a; Ventsislav/a (also Dec. 30th)....
CHRISTMAS DAY - December 25
CHRISTMAS DAY - December 25
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Name day for: Hristo, Hristina, Christina, Kolio, Bojin, Radostin, Radomir, Mladen.
Some more information on Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the night before Christmas, when the whole family gathers at a festive dinner with traditionally uneven number of meatless dishes - the more the number is, the richest the year is going to be.
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
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The BG tradition says: The feast starts Dec.24th - the Christmas Eve (or known as Small Christmas). All over Bulgaria koledari (i.e. typically Bulgarian carol singers) go around their neighborhood.