This is the most comprehensive non-Bulgarian list of BG name-days I have seen on the web! Good job, Mike
! It even has the not-so-popular ones :o). I have some corrections, though.
Some of the name-days are directly related to Easter
and move every year accordingly. For example:
The name-day of Todor
, Bojidar... is, in fact, on the 7th Saturday before Easter
. It was March 3rd (as you have listed it) in 2001, this year it was March 23rd.
The same goes for Lazar
- Lazars celebrate on the 2nd Saturday before Easter
, which might have been April
11 last year. It happens to be April
27th this year (Easter
Another one: Vurban (m) (willow - Slavic) and Vurbana (f) celebrate on the Sunday
(and the day after Lazar
). This year it is on Apr. 28th.
And one last one - Spas (saviour in Bulgarian) and Sotir (saviour in Greek) celebrate on the 40th day after Easter
(a Thursday). This year it is June
A popular name-day you have missed: Simeon
(m) and Simona
(f) celebrate Sept. 1st; add the Bulgarian equivalent of Stavri, Krustio (cross) on Sept. 14th.
One last note - I believe any eastern orthodoxal priest would "eat you alive" :) for listing Silvia
2 and Valentin
on Feb 14th. January 2nd is indeed the day of St. Silvester
, but it's a catholic holiday, and, for some reason, the official eastern orthodoxal name-day of Silvia
is Dec. 5th. The same goes for Valentin
- it appears that there is an eastern orthodoxal martir, Valentina
, whose day is Feb 10th. Those last two are picky remarks that I received as feedback on my name-days page and I wouldn't think they are that important.
Once again - good job. Now I am really impressed :)