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14 февруари 2017 г.
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February 14th is St. Trifon’s Day and Vine grower day

February 14th is St. Trifon’s Day and in Bulgaria is celebtaed as  Trifon Zarezan or Vine grower day. The holiday has pagan origins as a celebration of Dionisius. With the Christianization of the Bulgarian lands became also a Christian feast. Traditionally  fresh bread is baked and a chicken is cooked and usually people go  to the vineyards. The trimming is succede by a further  actual celebration in the local pub or pensioners or cultural club. Besides winegrowers, on February 14 celebrate and tavern-keepers and gardeners. It is also a celebration of archaeologists, as well as the Assumption of St. Cyril. In recent years, the same date is celebrated as Valentine’s Day.

Pictures: Снимки: НЧ “Никола Йонков Вапцаров – 1924” гр.Криводол

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