Good morning, friends, on a very, very special day for us, Bulgarians.
Enyovden, or Midsummer’s Day, is a variation of the Pagan Slavic Observance of the Summer Solstice. The Orthodox and Catholic churches celebrate it as the Day of St John the Baptist.
It is believed that the Sun oscillates at sunrise and whoever sees it, will be healthy throughout the year.
Herbs and water have magic abilities on this day. That is why women start gathering herbs before sunrise. They have to collect 77 and a half herb species.
I will not go into much detail. Please refer to the sources I used below for more information. 🙂
Even though I am away from my home country, I decided to wake up early and gather some flowers from our garden. I dressed up in a traditional Bulgarian gown and plaited my hair.
It is a wonderful feeling to literally reap the fruits of your labour.
Be blessed! ❤
– Love, Tinna