sâmbătă, 27 februarie 2010
The ritual use of red or white-red fabrics, ribbons, thread, tassels or knots is attested in the Balkans, Asia Minor, Egypt and the Middle East since antiquity. In ancient times, red meant Goddess (birth and death), and white - her son (sun, afterlife, eternity). Oldest sources, describing how the Bulgarians were decked with red and white threads of their inns for health, strength and longevity. Thus it appears that most probably originally Bulgarian holiday is coming from the years 580-630th. From Asia (the continent, which originally Bulgarians living) tradition is carried in Europe with the deportation of a large group of Bulgarians, led by Han Asparuh. Tradition is respected today and in the territories that were Bulgarian - part of Romania, Macedonia, part of Greece, Serbia, and also in some of today's Russia.