With this colourful spring holiday the Bulgarians celebrate the rebirth of nature. Early in the morning the girls and women go to church and bring from there consecrated willow-tree twigs.

With them they decorate the icon and the front door of the house. The twigs are kept till next Vrubnitza as it is believed that they possess exceptional power and protect the home.

Name day of all who bear names of flowers.

Photos: Daria Lakova