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December 4 - Varvara

St Varvara`s Day

In the Strandja mountain there is a poem:

Varvara boils, Sava kneads, Nicholas treats the guests!

St. Varvaras Day sets the beginning of the winter holidays in Bulgaria. On this day the woman of the house bakes small buns for the little boys and dolls for the small girls. She boils wheat, corn, beans and gives them out to the neighbors for health and for the mercy of Grandmother Measles so that the children are healthy.

The day is also called Womens Christmas because only women and young girls take part in it. The nameday of Varvara.

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