|St Valentine's Day|
|Or Is It?|
|The Traditional Way|
|Washing The Cut Vine Stems With Red Wine|
|Traditional Round Bread Made By Petya Rainova|
Some of you might be wondering where the 'Zarezan' comes into things. This means 'snub nosed', and by all accounts like other villagers had a vineyard. He was pruning his vines one day when the Virgin Mary happened to pass. Rather unkindly he mocked her saying that she didn't know who the father of her child was. In retaliation Mary condemned him to accidentally cut his nose with his own pruning shears. Hence the name Zarezan or snub nosed. Wine is such an important part of Bulgarian life that if you ever see an icon depicting St Trifon you will always notice that he is holding his pruning shears.
|Wishing You Well Whatever You Are Celebrating|