Happy Easter to Bulgarians in America

Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which is often a week later than the Gregorian calendar that is used in America. Today we celebrate our version of Easter in California, next Sunday- they will celebrate in Bulgaria. My mom made excellent Easter bread this year called Kozunak. The first egg was colored Red […]

Happy Baba Marta, Spring is Coming!

According to Bulgarian tradition, Baba Marta brings each Bulgarian a red and white martenitsa on the first of March every year in order to send off winter and welcome spring. Bulgarian belief holds that pinning the red and white colors of the martenitsa to clothing near the collar earns Baba Marta’s mercy and guarantee of good […]

A day of Forgiveness

Shrovetide or Sirni Zagovezni is among other things the day of Forgiveness in Bulgaria. This Bulgarian holiday is celebrated seven weeks before Easter, on the eve of Easter Lent. Asking for forgiveness is a very basic, but important family ritual in modern Bulgaria that originates many centuries ago. Every person in the family asks for […]

Special Thank You!

I’d like to take a few minutes to thank some important people that support me on my writing journey. Victoria Mixon Without Victoria, this story would not be finished. She is more than an editor – she is a magician. She is the wizard behind the curtain. Victoria took a chance on a new writer and […]