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  1. admin
    January 7, 2013

    I just learned Бадњи дан is called like so because of the tree yule-log, which is accepted to be cut and burned in home fireplace over many centuries.

  2. admin
    January 7, 2013

    The tradition of Budnik is dated back to about 12th century. The term budnkik comes from the Bulgarian/Slavic word budeshte, which means "future". This is because it of the hope that the night will bring prosperity to the home in the future. It is similar to the Croatian/Serbian term badnjak, which is derived from the word "to stay awake". The old tradition of Budnik is , a central tradition to Slavic Christmas celebrations in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro similar to yule-log Christmas tradition in other European countries.

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