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New Year's Celebration at the Sv. Dimitar Church

31.Dec.2006 - 1.Jan.2007 For us the New Year's celebrations began long before the party itself with preparing the popcorn-and-dryfruit necklaces for decorating the good-wish branches and the men's hats. Then came the making and decorating of the shepherd's stick with the traditional apple, popcorn and bagel. We entered the party hall singing traditional songs accompanied by the gaida. We blessed the gathering with traditional rhymes from the village of Obruchishte. The children went around bashing the grown-ups' backs with their good-wish branches for health and prosperity. Then it was dancing till five in the morning.