Bulgarians celebrate Trifon Zarezan – Day of Winemakers and Winemakers – Novinite.com

Today the Bulgarians celebrate Trifon Zarezan in the old style – the festival of the wine growers u Winealso known as Zarezanovden, Trifun Chipia and Trifun Zarezoy.

The day of St. Trypho the Martyr has been associated with the first pruning of the vineyards since ancient times.

the Wine Festival has ancient roots and is rich in rituals – says ethnographer Nedka Dimitrova:

“It is the duty of the lady of the house to bake a good ritual cake, to plant a large bunch of grapes for fertility and prosperity, to pour out the best Wine in a cup to butcher the best chicken, roast it, stuff it with rice and with all these dishes in a brand new red bag, the owner goes in honor of his vineyard. Three sticks are thrown and Wine will be poured over them.”

About 100 million liters Wine were produced in Bulgaria vintners and vintners report on last year’s harvest.

Over 60,000 hectares are vineyards in Bulgaria.

There are more than 320 wineries in the country and their number keeps growing, even during the pandemic. These companies produced 100 million liters Wine in 2021, that is almost 20 million liters more than in the previous year.

Regarding the amount of Wine produced, Bulgaria 21st place in the world.

The Covid pandemic and the periodic closure or reduction in capacity of establishments are affecting alcohol consumption because usually both Wine and spirits are consumed in the social environment, explains the industry.

According to national statistics, each Bulgarian has about 24 liters Wine consumed annually.

Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world. The holiday is named after a martyr saint revered in the Catholic Church. Born not far from Rome, in the 2nd century BC. The tradition of sending sweets and cards decorated with flowers, ribbons and love gifts dates back to the 18th century.


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