Trifon Zarezan Day

Trifon Zarezan day a Bulgarian legend which tells how the Virgin Mary punishes Trifon by causing him to cut off his nose (a euphemism for the phallus) with his pruning shears. The custom and legend reflect elements of the Thracian cult of Dionysus, the dying and reborn god of wine http://www.spellintime.fsnet.co.uk/Folklore_Section_Background.htm