Bulgaria celebrates on May 6 the holiday of the Bulgarian Army - the day of courage and its patron St. George.
On this day, military parades and official celebrations are held in all Bulgarian cities.
St. George's Day is considered as a holiday of the shepherds and farmers and marks the beginning of active agricultural summer work, which lasts until St. Dimitrov's Day - October 26.
This day is celebrated by all who bear the popular Bulgarian names - Georgi, Gergana, Galina, Galena, Ginka, Genadi, Gosho, Gabriela - in short, on May 6 almost all Bulgarians have namesday or will go to somebody’s namesday.
It is not uncommon to go on a namesday without an invitation. According to an old Bulgarian tradition, the homes of the people with names - Georgi, Gergana, Galina, Galena, Ginka, Genadi, Gosho, Gabriela,etc. are open to all their relatives and friends who have decided to express their respect for them. Guests come with a gift and flowers and a wish for good health.
They are greeted with a festive table, which is attended by the traditional roast lamb and a salad of lettuce and fresh herbs.
6 of May 6 the patron saint's day of the town of Pomorie, whose patron is considered to be Saint George . The holiday is celebrated by the locals with a visit to the monastery in Pomorie and a fair, which offers a lot of entertainment, food and drinks.