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4 (b) stròexme jəjcàtə pà sme pà sme càl' pos pustìli
We painted eggs [for Easter], and we kept the entire [Lenten] fast.

8 (b) rəbòtame sè s pòsnu jàdene sètne vèče kət dòe pà velìjden
work all day [just] with Lenten food. And then when Easter comes,

9 (b) vèče pà se bujədìsa: červèni jàjca pà se ublàžime
everyone has been dyeing eggs red, and we break the fast.

Huhla 5

1 (VZh) ə tvòjta màjka trimìreše li
Did your mother do the three-day fast?

4 (a) də trimìr'ə o [unintelligible] wòs'em gudìn səm trimiròsələ b'èz l'àp
Ah, the three-day –. [unintelligible] I did it for eight years. [I went] without bread

5 (a) trì d'èn'ə pək ìnək pùstuvete si b'àhə pùstuve i sià pàk
for three days. But otherwise, fasts were [regular] fasts. Even now

6 (a) ne blàžə pàg gà dòjde p'ètək gà dòjde pùs šə zgòvejə
I don't break the fast. And when Friday comes, when the fast comes, I’ll fast,

7 (a) š ìə də sə kònkəm i tugàs še jàm
I'll go to take communion and then I’ll eat.

8 (VZh) a nàj gulèmijə pùs
And the longest fast –

10 (VZh) kogà e
When is that?

11 (a) velìdenckijə nàj gul'àmijə velìgdèn
The Easter one is the most important. Easter,

13 (a) kòl'edə vilègdèn s'ètne p'ètruvd'èn' i buguròdicə
Christmas, Easter, then St. Peter’s day, and then the feast of the Holy Virgin.

Hvojna 1

12 (VZh) [Какво се прави преди велики пости?]
[What did you do before the Lenten fast?]

13 (a) kugàtu sə zəguv’àvə zə velìgden nə pùs gu vìkəme zàguv’èznite
When we would prepare for the Easter fast, we called it Shrovetide.

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Recommended Model for Citations

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)
Babjak 1: 13-15. In: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)

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