Monday, 10 November 2008

The Bulgarian Calendar

The Bulgarian CalendarEvery day that goes by Kamila has a little glance at a Bulgarian calendar that is pinned to a cupboard in the kitchen. It is a daily fascination as she tries to say the new day in Bulgarian.

In the middle of the calendar is a picture of Jesus and underneath special days and Holy days of the Bulgarian year. Kamila is now quite good as saying the dates and day so the week, this is good practice for her over the last six months.

"Why are there seven day in a week?" questioned Kamila.

We tried to explained that the Bible explain how God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. This seventh day became the Jewish day of rest, the sabbath, Saturday. Also that the seven day week may have come about because it is roughly the same time of one moon phase.

Kamila listened with interest, but didn't fully understand the second reason. She changed the subject mentioning that she is glad that it is November now as in previous months she occasionally got a stiff neck trying looking upwards; November is right at the bottom of the calendar alongside December.

"Do they put the winter months at the bottom of the calendar because it's cold and you'd get a stiff neck trying to stretch up trying to read it?" Kamila asked.

"We don't think so, what a strange thought Kamila," we said.

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