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"Name days" Bulgaria Local Custom Tip by mirchica

Bulgaria Local Customs: 107 reviews and 143 photos


A Name Day is the feast day of the saint after whom one is named.The most popular are:

01 January - Vasil, Vasilena
06 January - Jordan, Jordanka, Boyana, Boyan,Bogdana,Bogdan
07 January - Ivan, Ioan, Ivailo, Ivanka, Ioana, Ivaila, Iveta
17 January - Anton, Andon, Dona, Donka
18 January - Atanas, Atanaska, Jivko, Traian
01 February - Trifon, Veselin, Radko, Veselina, Rada, Radka
Palm Sunday - The day of the flowers (Sunday before Easter)
(Many people named after flowers or plants celebrate their namedays on this Sunday)
Easter - Velichka, Velichko, Veliko, Velika, Svetla
02 May - Boris, Boriana, Borislav, Borislava
06 May - Georgi, Gergana
21 May - Konstantin, Elena, Kostadin, Stanimir, Dicho, Lenko
29 June - Petar, Pavel, Petra, Petrana, Kamen
15 August - Maria, Margarita
17 September - Sofia, Viara, Nadejda, Lubov
14 October - Penka, Petko
26 October - Dimitar, Mitko, Dimitrina
08 November - Mihail, Rangel, Raina, Raia, Raika, Mihaela, Angel, Milcho
06 December - Nikola, Nikolai, Nina
09 December - Anna, Anushka, Nusha
25 December - Hristo, Hristina
27 December - Stefan, Conio, Stoicho, Stoimen, Stefka,Stoian

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2011
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