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Nameday of Tihomir

Nameday of Tihomir Nameday of Tihomir (silent). (Yordanovden, St. Jordan’s Day, Epiphany) will give him health for the whole year. In every home there is a ritual table, which is smoked with incense to mark the end of the "dirty" (poganni) days and drive the evil forces away. Nameday of Yonko, Yonka, Yoto, Yordan, Yordanka – after the name of the Palestine river Jordan, Bogomil (‘dear to God’) and Bogdan (‘given by God’). In some regions the holiday is called “Vodokrushti” or “Priest’s Christmas”. It is connected with the faith in the purifying, healing and magic power of water.
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