Traditions & NameDays

MRASNI DNI / Poganni dni (i.e. “Dirty Days”) - December 25–January 6

In some parts of the country they are also called “Karakondjo days” (Goblin Days). The folk myth tells the story that during these days the earth is visited by evil spirits – vampires, goblins and bugbears, who want to “lap the blood of the slaughtered pigs” and do evil to people.

During that period people don’t arrange engagements, weddings, and commemoration ceremonies. They put a clove of garlic in the children’s clothes to protect them during these days.