Today is Babinden , Granny’s or Midwives’ Day, a popular feast day celebrating the elderly women who once helped women give birth. The day, once marked on 21 January, old style, has lost many of its rituals of old, such as the bathing of..
After the day of the Epiphany (Yordanovden in Bulgarian) and the ritual bathing of men, the January series of customs continues with Ivanovden celebrated on January 7. In the church calendar, this is the day of Saint John the Baptist who baptized..
On January 2, the Orthodox Church pays honor to St. Sylvester – Pope of Rome, who lived in the III - IV century. In 314 he was elected Roman bishop and pope and he remained on this position until his death in 335. This was the time when..