It’s hard to meet a Bulgarian who does not know the corresponding Saints day of his own name. This Saints day is his or her name day. A name day is as important as ones birthday. People really are happy when in some way or another they receive congratulations even by sms, phone-call or Facebook. Many will treat at work or even have a party the same evening for celebration.
Here a list with dates and names of the most important name days including some other traditional Eastern European and specific Bulgarian folklore. Read more