Bulgarians Gather Magical Herbs on Midsummer Day

Society | June 24, 2011, Friday // 08:14|  views

It is believed that on Enyovden herbs have the strongest medical power. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Bulgarians celebrate Midsummer Day, widely known as Enyovden, on Friday, a holiday related to traditional beliefs about herbs and their healing power.

On June 24 the sun reaches its highest point in the sky and it is believed that if collected before surise on this day, the herbs have the strongest healing power.

Bulgarian tradition has it that on Enyovden children and adults should roll in dewy fields or take a bath in rivers and brooks.

Midsummer is celebrated around the world and most often refers to the period of the summer solstice or festivals honouring Saint John the Baptist.


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