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Friday 06 December 2019
02 December 2019 - 08 December 2019
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Saint Nicholas, the Miracle Maker (Nikulden)

On December 6, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors Saint Nicholas, the Miracle Maker (Nikulden). St. Nicholas is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians. He is the patron saint of fishermen and sailors, as well as protector of the those that are suffering, innocent, weak and oppressed. Bankers also celebrate on this day. On this day every Christian family in Bulgaria celebrates and all housewives prepare a fish meal – most often a carp dish.
There are two temples in Sofia that bear the name of the saint - St. Nicholas of Myra, the Miracle Maker Church is in the city center (8 Kaloyan Street), opposite the Holy Metropolis of Sofia. The second temple honoring the saint is located in Vrabnitsa quarter.
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