More tham 60,000 Bulgarians celebrate their Name Day
On January 18 the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates the Day of St. Athanasius, also called Saint Athanasius of Alexandria or Saint Athanasius the Apostolic.
He was the chief defender of Christian orthodoxy in the 4th-century battle against Arianism. His important works include The Life of St. Antony, On the Incarnation, and Four Orations Against the Arians.
In the folk calendar, the holiday is marked as a harbinger of the coming spring.
More tham 60,000 Bulgarians named Atanas, Atanaska, etc. celebrate their Name Day.