IstanBULgariA

Muslim calendar

Muslim calendar

Muslim calendar

Despite the fact that the population had to use the Muslim calendar in its dealings with the central and local authorities, the I Bulgarians continued to use the Christian I calendar in their everyday life and public relations. In certain contexts, its use developed into a distinctive feature of ethnic-religious belonging. Also, almost until the I Liberation, the rhythm of time for the I Bulgarian was dictated by his work activities. Tradition also controlled the holiday calendar and the ways of spending the leisure time. The only relatively lucid change was related to the appearance of the clock, which occupied its place in the life of Bulgarians after the 17th century. In the second and third quarters of the 19th century, the achievements of modem European civilization integrated the Bulgarians into the bourgeois epoch and urged them to rethink and enrich not only their value system, but also the notions of tim