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If there were a true international language, can we agree that it would be love?

The Bulgarians celebrate “St Trifon Zarezan Day,” otherwise known as Winemakers Day, and it just so happens to fall on the same date as Valentine’s Day, namely February 14th (although it used to be celebrated on February 1st until 1916 when Bulgaria adopted the Gregorian calendar!). The namesake himself, St Trifon Zareza, is something of a legend in Bulgaria and could be a thinly-veiled Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine and wild merrymaking… In any case, couples in Bulgaria tend to celebrate their love for one another on this day with a glass or two of some of the nation’s own wine.

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