Traditions & NameDays

ZADOUSHNITZA (All Souls’ Day) - no fixed date

ZADOUSHNITZA  (All Souls’ Day): In the Thrace region they call it "Spassovska Zadoushnitza", while in North Bulgaria it is known as "Petdesetnishka" (Pentecost's) because it is on Sunday before Pentecost.

On this day people go to the graveyard and besides decanting, lighting candles, handing out and holding memorial feasts, they leave walnut leaves as they do on Spassovden.