Lazar is a Christian holiday that bears the name of St. Lazar. The name
Lazar is a symbol of health and longevity. Lazarus was a friend of Jesus
Christ. When he died, four days after his death he vaskrasva.
Lazar is celebrated on the eighth day before Easter and always on
On this day perform custom Lazaruvane. Young women called "lazarki"
pick flowers gum that will embroil the feast of Palm Sunday (the next day).
Girls are dressed in traditional folk costumes. They go round the houses of
the village, singing songs and lazarski ritual blessing for health, happiness
and prosperity. The owner of the house gave them eggs, money, fruit and
small gifts. In the past Lazar young men from the village have asked for
the hand of his bride.
It was believed that a girl who has not performed this ritual can not be
married. Therefore it was necessary for every girl from the village to
Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls
on the Sunday before Easter. The feast
commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem
In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is marked
by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into
crosses) to the assembled worshippers.
According to the Gospels, Jesus rode a donkey into
Jerusalem, and the celebrating people there lay down
their cloaks in front of him, and also lay down small
branches of trees. The people sang part of Psalms
In Bulgaria, Palm Sunday is known as Tsvetnitsa
(flower) or Vrabnitsa (willow). People with flowerrelated names, celebrate this day as their "name day"