XII Cultural Forum Panagia – Raising Bread

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In mid-August is the day of celebrating the Holy Mother and Kyustendil marks “Panagia” – Raising Bread forum. “Panagia” is the name by which the Virgin is called, the raising and ritual breaking of the bread and eating together. “Panagia” is the practice preserved by our ancestors and brought to our time. The holiday is held around churches and chapels and is a cultural expression for the presentation of the Bulgarian Orthodox tradition and church artistic and singing art. An art plainer, an iconographic exhibition; the exposition of the cakes, a ritual dedicated to Panagia.

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