NATIONAL LIST
 
TRADITIONAL RITES AND FEASTS 
The National List of the traditional rites and feasts represents group activities, skills and knowledge. Family, calendar and working rites, as well as village and city feasts and fairs, determine the rhythm of individual and community life. They keep the local, the regional and the national peculiarities alive and keep sustainable the varieties in ethnic and religious specifics.
Traditional rites and feasts contain intact ancient practices transmitted from generation to generation. In order to be included in the List they have to be still a life practice, to function in their natural environment, to have preserved their traditional meaning, as well as to be emblematic for a certain community.
Some rites and feasts, which do not cover those criteria but are considered specific for a definite ethnic or religious communities, might also be included in a case of being important for its self-awareness.


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Family rites - BIRTH GIVING, WEDDING, FUNERAL, SYUNET, POMANA OF A LIVING PERSON, ETC.
Calendar rites - CHRISTMAS, ST. BASILS DAY, TRI KRALYA, RAMADAN, PESAH, ETC.
Working rites - WHEAT HARVEST, WORKING-BEE, VINTAGE, ETC
Village and city feasts and fairs - ON ST. GEORGES DAY, BAYRAM, CELEBRATION OF THE DAY OF THE WINE, ETC.
Rites and feasts emblematic for a particular ethnic or religious community -
2024 January
Velikden; Easter (changing)1
Sv. Jeremiah; Snakes Day1
Svetal Ponedelnik; The Holy Monday (changing)2
Liatna Sv. Petka; Summers St. Petka2
Svetla Sriada; The Holy Wednesday (changing)4
Svetli Chetvartak; The Holy Thursday (changing)5
Svetli petak; The Light Friday (changing)6
Gergyovden; St. Georges Day6
Svetla Sabota; The Light Saturday (changing)7
Tomina nedelya; St. Thomas Day (changing)8
Sofinden; St. Sophias Day (changing)9
Leten Nikulden; Summer St. Nicholas Day9
St. German; German12
Sveti Konstantin i Elena; Sts. Constantine and Elena21
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