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The Nativity of John the Baptist is celebrated on the longest day of the year. From this day on up to December 25 the day becomes shorter.
In folk tradition, this holiday is linked to cults of the Sun and the healing power of nature. It is believed that on this day the Sun bathes in the river or the sea, plays and goes back towards the winter. That’s why it is said that Enyo puts on nine coats and goes to ask God to bring the winter. It is believed that on this day the picked flowers and herbs have healing powers, so women get up early and go to the mountains to collect some herbs. They make a huge wreath out of the flowers and jump through it with the children as this is believed to bring health.
Bilyana, Ivet, Iveta, Denislav, Denitsa, Deyan, Enyo, Yana, Yanisa, Yanislav, etc. celebrate their name day on this date.
Chamber concert with the participation of Georgi Lazarov – violin, Bistra Vutova, violoncello and Artiharmonia Duo – Evgeni Nikolov, violin and Tatyana Mayoni, piano
Corelli - Sonata for two violins, cello and harpsichord; Handel - Suite for two violins and violoncello; Mozart - Suite for two violins and violoncello; Haydn - London Trio №3 for two violins and cello; Elgar - Pieces for two violins, cello and piano
Stage: G.S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age
“Impressions of an Artist's Life”
Modest Mussorgsky / Maurice Ravel - "Pictures at an Exhibition"
Conductor: Gabriel Bebeselea conductor
Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano;
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
On this day, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the memory of the holy apostles Peter and Paul.
Bulgarians believe that the saints Peter and Paul were twin brothers. The feast is preceded by a two-week fast. Traditionally, on St. Peter’s Day, in every home is slaughtered the youngest chicken – the so-called “Peter’s chicken”. Usually, women give away part of it along with apples in honor of the saint. It is believed that St. Peter is the keeper of the gates of heaven.
His older twin brother - St. Paul, controls the lightning strikes and sets on fire the sheaves in the fields. He can cause terrible forest fires, hailstorms and floods.
Everyone named after these two saints celebrates their name day on this date.
Music evenings will take place before the movie with Mario Spassov and children of the music teacher Elisaveta Popova.
This year, there will be events every month. During the summer season they will take place on Sunday - June 30, July 28 and August 25, from 11 am to 7 pm at Oborishte Street, behind St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
Familiar and new producers from all over the country will be presented. There will also be an art zone and cosmetic and beauty productstraditions and crafts, music, and thematic workshops for people of all ages.
For more details visit the page of the event!
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Mincho Minchev – violin; Nikalay Minchev – violin; Miroslav Dimov – percussion;
Mihail Goleminov – Four Plays;
Emil Tabakov - Concerto for percussion and string orchestra;
Michael Tippett - Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli;
Giya Kancheli - A Little Daneliade;