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Bulgaria Marks St Dimitar Day

dimitarBulgarian Orthodox Church marks Dimitrovden, or St Dimitar Day, tomorrow October 26. Dimitrovden is believed to herald the beginning of the winter.

 

According to Bulgarian mythology St Dimitar brings the winter, while St. George – the summer. A folktale presents the saints as twin brothers, St Dimitar being the first born. He rides a red horse and is the master of frost and snow. It is believed that the first snowflakes fall from his white long beard.

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