Holiday of wine-growers or St. Trifon's Day in Bulgaria
Holiday of wine-growers or St. Trifon's Day in Bulgaria is held on February 14. Known as St. Trifon Zarezan - Trifon the Pruner. This event in the second decade of the month February is annual. Help us
It is celebrated by winegrowers, falconers, gardeners and innkeepers on 14 February, not when the Bulgarian Orthodox Church solemnly celebrates Trifonov Day.
The holiday dedicated to Tryphon Zarezan has its roots in ancient times when the tribes of the Thracians inhabited the Bessarabian lands. More than all the gods, they revered Dionysus, the god of wine and vines. The ancestors of modern Bessarabians and Bulgarians, who came to the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in the 7th century adopted the Thracian traditions of winemaking and viticulture. Subsequently, the winegrowers’ holiday was superimposed on pagan traditions in the popular mind.
This is a holiday in honour of the Christian priest Tryphon, who was executed in Nicaea in 250. According to legend, on the day of the execution, insects attacked all the country’s vineyards, and the growers called on Saint Tryphon to protect them.
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