Today is Orthodontic Christmas in startup style and in new style is Ivanov Day.


Ivanovden by unknow autor traslated by Ann Wood

Happy Ivanovod! Who else celebrates name day today?
Ivanovden is part of the ritual Christmas-New Year festive cycle. The ritual bathing for Jordan's health continues today.
On John the Orthodox Church celebrates the day of St. John the Baptist, who baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordan River.

John knows and refers to Christ as the Son of God. It is called the Forerunner because it foretells the Savior's coming to earth.

The popular notion of St. John as patron saint of fraternity and fraternity defines his visits to the godfathers. Wear cows, meat and wine. A common meal is made.

Ivanovden is part of the ritual Christmas-New Year festive cycle. The ritual bathing for Jordan's health continues today.

In some parts of the country, it is even more characteristic of this holiday, widening the circle of the bathed.

Everywhere the ritual is for the newlyweds, the action is performed by the godfather or the bridesmaid. Therefore, bathing could be seen as an element of post-wedding customs that close a wide range of wedding rituals.

This day, the boys bathe the girls, the young men and the namesakes are bathed.
The ritual bathing also includes the exchange of gifts as well as the guests and a holiday table.

What should be on the table?

The table should have boiled wheat, beans, oshav, banitsa, blood, baked onions, pork ribs with cabbage.

On Ivanovden the expiry of the New Year's masked groups also expires. In some parts of the country, carols solemnly take the "king" of the faucet group, where they bathe him. He then arranges a feast, which is also attended by a masked bear, a bride. Festive horo completes the full cycle of custom caroling.

Name day is celebrated today by Ivan, Ivanka, Ivanina, Vanina, Vanya, Vanyo, Joan, Joanna, Kaloyan, Yovko, Yovka, Ivaylo, Ivayla, Ivo, Ivona, Jean, Jeanne, Yana.




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Written on 2020-01-07 at 16:47

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