December 4 - St. Varvara's Day
December 4 - St. Varvara's Day, Varvari's Day, Varvardan
In folk beliefs Varvara and her sister Sava (celebrated on the following day), the two St. Nicholas' sisters, organize his holiday and therefore it is called: "Varvara boils, Sava kneads and Nicholas treats."
Church Holiday: St. Varvara, sabred after cruel sufferings for the sake of her determination not to reject her Christian faith.
Ritual Table: Honey loaf, a bowl containing honey, salt, pepper and a bottle containing water are put by the fireside.
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