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Today is ANTONOVDEN (St. Anthony`s Day)

Today is ANTONOVDEN (St. Anthony`s Day)

1/17/2024 9:00:00 AM
People celebrate this day and are forbidden to work as a protection against the plague. Young brides get up at dawn and bake breads called `choumini` (meaning `of plague`). They spread honey on them ?to please the old lady, the Plague?, and give them away around the neighbourhood for the health of people and animals. One loaf of bread is always left on the attic to chase away the illnesses.































































According to the Christian calendar, St. Anton`s Day should be celebrated to protect people from illnesses. On this day women do not spin, knit and cook beans, corn and lentil, because they might make the diseases angry. According to the legends the twin brothers Anton and Atanas were blacksmiths and were the first to invent the blacksmith`s tongs. Anton`s Day is celebrated as a holiday of the blacksmiths, ironmongers, cutters and shoeing smiths.































































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