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Мир Божији, Христос се роди!

Мир Божији, Христос се роди!
Let Christmas be happy and blessed to all Orthodox Christians celebrating Christmas on the Julian calendar!

The badnjak (Cyrillic: бадњак, Serbian pronunciation: [bǎdɲaːk]), is a tree branch or young tree brought into the house and placed on the fire on the evening of Christmas Eve, a central tradition in Serbian Christmas celebrations. The tree from which the badnjak is cut, preferably a young and straight Austrian oak, is ceremonially felled early on the morning of Christmas Eve. The felling, preparation, bringing in, and laying on the fire, are surrounded by elaborate rituals, with many regional variations. The burning of the log is accompanied by prayers that the coming year brings food, happiness, love, luck, and riches. The log burns on throughout Christmas Day, when the first visitor strikes it with a poker or a branch to make sparks fly, while wishing that the family's happiness and prosperity be as abundant as the sparks:

How many sparks, that much happiness in this house.
How many sparks, that much money in the household head's pocket.
How many sparks, that many sheep in the pen.
How many sparks, that many pigs and lambs.
How many sparks, that many geese and chickens,
and most of all, health and joy.

(Wikipedia)

Karp Panta, ColRam, ╰☆☆June☆☆╮, Annemarie and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Nice and colourful street scene Petar.
2 years ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Beautiful traditional parade!!!***
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Pretty scene, Petar !!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
 Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
A great picture, Petar. When we lived in Alaska, we worshiped with the Orthodox, I remember the great loaves of bread they made and blessed at Easter time.
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Yes !

12th Night !
2 years ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
Христос се роди!
С Рождеством!
くりすます おめでと
ბედნიერი შობა!
חג שמח!
Маrry Christmas!
2 years ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Was es doch für Weihnachtsbräuche gibt. Schön, wenn sie auch in heutiger Zeit gepflegt werden.
2 years ago.
 Léopold
Léopold club
Belle parade mais je ne vois pas de mots pour le groupe désolé.
2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
very nice to see
2 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wishing you all the best for this NEW YEAR my friend.
2 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Excellent ;-)
2 years ago.

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