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Today is “Mesni Zagovezni”

Submitted on Sunday, 22 February 2009No Comment
Today is “Mesni Zagovezni”

“Nedelia Mesopusna” is always celebrated on Sunday, eight weeks before Easter. From this day onward, until the end of the Lent – on Easter – meat and related products are strictly forbidden.

The week between “Mesni Zagovezni” and “Sirni Zagovezni” is called “Sirnitsa”, because it’s a preparation for the Lent. The restrictions is lifted only on dairy and egg related meals. Until “Sirni zagovezni”, all marriages must be carried out – during the Lent, and until the Tuesday of “Svetlata sedmitsa” (the Bright Week), marriage is forbidden. “Mesni zagovezni” falls into the category of moving holidays, and thus is celebrated on a different day every year. The Gospel reading on “Mesni zagovezni” reminds of the vision of the Day of Judgement.