Bulgaria, Kyustendil district

Panagia Feast – The Raising of the Bread

The festivity takes place between 13 and 15 August. A church celebration is organized on August 15, the day of the Assumption of the Most Holy Virgin Mary and Kyustendil marks “Panagia” – The Raising of the Bread. Read more

Panagea has several meanings: it is a name used to refer to the Holy Mother of God, but also to the ritual of making and breaking bread and sharing it.

Video: (минута 7.30 от част 2 на филма за Кюстендил)