3 Countries That Celebrate Easter Different Than You

The week before Easter is full of excitement and happy preparation for the coming spring holiday. Christians from around the globe share most of the traditions, like the one with the colored eggs and the Easter Bread, but there are also cultures which have adopted specific customs:

POLAND

In Poland they still keep a tradition, established in the 7th century. On Holy Saturday every household prepares a colorful Easter basket (święconka) full of tasty food. It’s decorated with white linen or lace napkin and spring flowers or willow/buxus branches. This special basket contains traditional Easter foods: colored eggs (pisanki), some sausage or ham, bread, salt and pepper, a piece of cake, an Easter Lamb made of sugar and nowadays even chocolate. Every family brings their own beautiful basket to the church, so that the priest could bless it and sprinkle holy water on it and over the heads of the christians.


photo: Maciej Goclon/East news

NORWAY

The Langfredag or Good Friday is a quite day in Norway. People respect the old Catholic tradition not to eat meat on that day. It’s interesting that Langfredag is one of the three days in the year, during which TV stations in Norway don’t show any commercials but charity ads only.


photo: Nasjonalbiblioteket

BULGARIA

There is a special service that begins one hour before midnight on Holy Saturday. Families and friends take their colored eggs and go to the church together. At midnight, during the first minutes of the Easter day, people greet each other – one person says to another: ‘Hristos vozkrese!’ (Christ has risen) and the other person responds: ‘Voistina vozkrese!’ (He has risen indeed). Then the priest leads the christians in a walk around the church. They have to do this walk three times while carrying lit candles in their hands.


photo source: topexperta.com

Do You Have Plans For The 8th Of March?

International Women’s Days is widely celebrated in Euorpe, including Bulgaria. Most of the ladies like to receive flowers and small gifts or to go to a restaurant or a bar with colleagues, friends, their partner. Sofia, being the capital of Bulgaria, offers a great variety of places to go and have fun at. Check these 3 wonderful ideas for a Women’s Day celebration:

Club Studio 5: Lucas Masciano – концерт на свещи и вино

8-ми март в rumen.wine

Gramophone club: Запазено за жени!

3 Affirmations For Self-healing, According To Louise Hay

I was very impressed by the theory that each physical problem has its mental basis. If you want to learn more about it or check other diseases, google this topic and you will find an answer to your specific illness.These are 3 examples that can give you an idea what’s about:

Allergies:

Meaning: Who makes you feel ‘allergic’? You refuse to accept and use your own power.

Affirmation:
The world is safe and friendly to me. I feel safe. My attitude towards Life is calm and natural. 

Headache: 

Meaning: You disempower yourself. Severe self-crticism. Fear.

Affirmation:
I love and approve myself. I see myself and everything I do, through the eyes of love. I am safe.

Colitis:

Meaning: Overambitious parents. You feel depressed and defeated. Enormous need of love and affection.

Affirmation:
I love and respect myslef. I create my own joy. I choose to be winner in Life. 

Say the affrimation that corresponds to your specific need every day, in a term of 21 days. During that time stay awaken for the processes that will start changing your life and your attitude to it.

Happy New Year! (Again?)

Yea, again. 🙂 Because in some cutlures the new year doesn’ start as per 1st of January but on another date. Actually, there are places on Earth where it’s not 2017 year but that’s another topic. We all know abuot the Chinese New Year, which is actually Lunar New Year. This year it will be celebrated on 28th of January and the Fire Rooster will be the ruling animal. Here are 3 countries which celebrate their own new year on a date, different than 1st of January:

20 of March – Norooz (Persian New Year) – Iran will welcome the year 2576.

28 of March – Nyepi (Balinese New Year) – Bali, which is so loved by yoga practitioners from around the world, will celebrate the beginning of year 1939.

14 of April – Aluth Avurudda (Sinhalese New Year) and Puthandu (Tamil New Year) – Sri Lanka will celebrate the beginning if the Rooster year. The Puthandu holiday is celebrated in certain parts of South India, Malaysia and Singapore.

2017: Forthcoming Film Premiers 3+3

На прага сме на цяла една година и възможностите за забавления са наистина многобройни. Да видим с какво ще ни развличат филмите, които предстои да излязат на голям екран през тази година:

T2 Trainspotting: 17.02.2017

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The Smurfs 3: 31.03.2017

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Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 – 05.05.2017

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… and since I couldn’t just pick only 3 movie premiers, (6 are not enough, as well!), here are 3 more:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Despicable Me 3

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Sofia, Bulgaria: Fun Events For Children

Winter, being a very cold and soemtime – unpleasant season, also gives opportunities for having fun and doing some sport. There are 3 great events this January, suitable for the children:

1 – 7 години: „Децата и природата“ –  школа „РадостИ“ 

1 – 12 години: „Световен ден на снега“ – Боровец

2 – 12 години: „Frozen Party“ – игри, танци и рисунка на лице – Sofia Ring Mall

RIP Princess Leia!

Днес на 60 години почина Кари Фишър, която ще запомним като принцеса Лея от Star Wars. Трите цитата са на актрисата, човекът Кари Фишър, а снимките са в чест на емблематичната й героиня, както и в чест на сагата, която я направи звезда.

“I’m not really one of those actresses like Meryl Streep. Those actresses travel outside themselves and play characters. And I’m more of an archaeologist. I play what I am. I dig what I can. It’s a character that’s not too far from myself, except I don’t have any laser guns.”

“Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren’t so challenging.”

“I am Princess Leia, no matter what. If I were trying to get a good table, I wouldn’t say I wrote Postcards [From the Edge, her best-selling first novel]. Or, if I’m trying to get someone to take my check and I don’t have ID, I wouldn’t say: ‘Have you seen Harry Met Sally?’ Princess Leia will be on my tombstone.”

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Инициатива „Книги в клиниката“ на Сити Клиник Онкологичен център

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