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    Anonymous

    Procka – Day of Forgiveness

    “Procka” (Прочка, Forgiveness) is a day in the Orthodox Christianity of mutual forgiveness between b…

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    Anonymous

    yes, it predates Christianity
    the Church was somewhat against it a while back because of its pagan roots

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    Anonymous

    In Bulgaria, besides the fire-jumping, there was also a tradition of launching fire “arrows”, as well as the so-called “hamkane” (a piece of white halva or egg is tied with a red thread and the members of the family, nowadays mostly the children, try to catch it without using their hands).

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    Anonymous

    I’ve heard of the tying an egg with thread tradition. But I am not really sure if it is strictly practiced in Bulgaria, we might do it for a different holiday though.

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    We do the “amkanje” thing, too, though I’m not sure it’s practiced all over the country. @NikeBG I didn’t know you guys use alva!

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