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Traditions and customs in celebration of St. Trifon

Author: ROOMS.bg ., 12.01.2017
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 Trifon's Day is a traditional Bulgarian holiday whose roots stem from drevnossta when our lands were inhabited by ancient Thracians and the god of wine and vineyards Dionysus was honored. Feast of wine in honor of Trifon - Christian priest who was executed in 250, the legend that all the vineyards were attacked by insects in the day of visitation and farmers call Trifon protection. Tradition dictates that day be pruned vines in the fall to receive a large harvest. From there comes the name of the saint in Bulgaria - Zarezan. Nowadays, the holiday celebrating growers, gardeners, farmers and owners of pubs, taverns and restaurants. Bulgarian hosts on 14 February wake up at sunrise. The pan you cook stuffed chicken with doom and pour homemade wine in wooden vessel. In a new bag they put the chicken, wine and homemade bread and tossing the bag over his shoulder and go to the vineyards. Then begins the celebration. After this feast spring comes and harvesters will not be able to collect so the cheerful company and rest. That is why in Bulgarian villages Trifon's Day is celebrated whole three days, the joy is great. Men renamed the vineyard, pruning-knives and grab every cut of three Gravina three sticks. Renamed and watered wine vines. This is called trimming. It should gather all in one place and election of the king of the vineyards. Then began a general celebration and feast. With a crown of vines is decorates the king's head and shoulders are another crown. King was drawn into the cart of winegrowers, amid sounds bagpipe, drum, rebecs, then head to the city or village. From there, they stop at every house where the hostess exports in boiler white wine, first gave the king to drink, then draws the entire retinue. The rest of the wine is thrown over the king said blagoslosloviya. With new clothes disguised king when it comes to home but still wearing the wreaths and sat on a long table to meet people from the whole village. For the king chooses a wealthy man. The other two days of the festival are to worship to prevent wolves and called trifuntsi. In order not to dissolve the mouth of the wolf, women do not cut with scissors, do not sew and knit. Prepare ritual bread distributed to neighbors morsels of it is put in the milk of animals, so that they are protected.

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