Today, 21.11., the Eastern Orthodox Church marks Chistian family day. The liturgical feast is also dedicated to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin and celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church as well.
The feast was first introduced in Constantinople Church in VII century by Patriarch Tarasius and by Pope Gregory XI in the Roman Catholic Church in 1374.
Bulgarian Orthodox Church started celebrating Christian family day in 1929. The religious feast reminds parents and teachers to teach children about faith and piety.
According to the Bible on this very day 3-year old Mary was brought by her parents to the Temple in Jerusalem to consecrate her to God. This day also symbolizes the first time a young person enters the Temple.
In Varna, Bulgaria the religious feast is going to be celebrated by a procession to the Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral.