blonde irish mark/male/07/06
Owned by Dick and Marylin Poole, StoneHouse Borzoi, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Champion and Multiple BOB Winner
AKC Major Pointed
American Specialty Winner
AKC Junior Lure Courser (JC)
2009 Winners Dog
Borzoi Club of Central New Jersey Fall Specialty USA
2008 RWD BCGNY Specialty USA
Sire of Phaedra J and O Litters and Melockoff Heart Litter
Specialty Winning Champion and Major Pointed Offspring
Ederlezi is a Roma or Gypsy name for The Serbian Feast of Saint George.
It is also the title of a wonderful song written by Goran Bregovic for the movie Time of The Gypsies and on his CD Songbook.
Ederlezi...The various Balkan spellings (Herdeljez, Erdelezi)
Đurđevdan/Ederlezi (Serbian: Ђурђевдан) is a Serbian religious holiday, celebrated on April 23 by the Julian calendar (May 6 by Gregorian calendar), which is the feast of Saint George and a very important Slava. He is one of the most important Christian saints in Orthodox churches. This holiday is attached to the tradition of celebrating the beginning of spring. Christian mythology Mythology holds that St. George was a martyr who died for his faith. On icons, he is usually depicted as a man riding a horse and killing a dragon. Đurđevdan is celebrated all over the serbian diaspora but mainly in Serbia, Montenegro and Republika Srpska. In the Serbian dialect of Serbo-Croatian St. George is called Sveti Đorđe (Serbian Cyrillic: Свети Ђорђе).
Đurđevdan is also celebrated by the Gorani from the Gora region in southern Kosovo in Serbia. The Gorani are a Slavic Muslim group, who converted from Orthodox Christianity to Islam during the 18th century but kept a few Christian traditions, including Đurđevdan. The holiday has a center in and around the village of Globočica. It's also celebrated by members of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church.
Đurđevdan (Romany: Ederlezi) is also a major holiday for Roma from former Yugoslavia, whether Orthodox or Muslim. This holiday celebrates the return of springtime and is considered the most important. The traditions of the Roma đurđevdan are based on decorating the home with flowers and blooming twigs as a welcoming to spring. It also includes taking baths added with flowers and washing hands with water from church wells. Also the walls of the home could be washed with the water. On the day of the feast it is most common to grill a lamb for the feast dinner. The appearance of music is also very important during this holiday. Except of dancing and singing the traditional Brass bands are popular.
In Croatia there is a Catholic version of Đurđevdan (St. George's Day) called Jurjevo (Đurđevo) and is celebrated on April 23 by Gregorian calendar. The tradition is mostly celebrated in northern Croatia, in the Zagreb County. According to tradition this day marks the beginning of spring. The use of bonfires is simulary like the Walpurgis Night. In the Croatian dialect of Serbo-Croatian St. George is called Sveti Juraj.
"Ðurđevdan" is also the name of a popular song by band Bijelo dugme. The song is originally found on their studio album Ćiribiribela from 1988.
In Bosnia, the major holidays of all religious groups were celebrated by all other religious groups as well, at least until religion-specific holidays became a marker of ethnic or nationalist self-assertion after the breakup of Yugoslavia. Roman Catholic Christmas, Orthodox Christmas, and the two Muslim Bajrams were widely recognized by people of all ethnic groups, as was Ðurđevdan even though it was properly an Orthodox holiday and therefore associated with Serbs. The holiday's widespread appeal is in evidence in Mesa Selimovic's novel Death and the Dervish, where the pious Muslim protagonist views it as a dangerous pagan throwback, but where it is clearly celebrated by all ethnic groups in the unnamed city of its setting (widely considered to be Sarajevo). The holiday does appear to have pre-Christian roots.