Trifon Zarezan -a day of wine and fertility in Bulgaria. Who was St Trifon?
On the 14th of February Bulgarians celebrate St Trifon’s day, Trifon Zarezan, according to the Julian calendar (the Julian calendar celebrate 1-3th of February). Still majority of the Bulgarians celebrate the 14th of February, the power of traditions. Originally this celebration has its roots in the ancient time were the Thracian’s honored Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility, but the tradition came in time to be incorporated in Christianity.
What is Trifon Zarezan?
Trifon Zarezan is the day where Bulgarians honor St Trifon, the patron of winegrowers and winemakers.
Who was St Trifon?
Trifon was born around 225 A.D in in Phrygia, a Roman Province in nowadays Turkey. He was born in a Christian family but at this time Christianity was not the official religion in the Roman Empire. The legends are telling us that Trifon cured the Emperor Gordian´s daughter from an illness, and to show his…
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