Girls from Gabrovo and the surrounding area started training at the school for “lazarki” girls, BNR’s Velina Mahlebashieva reports. The initiative, which has been helping preserve tradition for 10 years, belongs to the Etar ethnographic open-air..
It is Lazarus Saturday (Lazarovden) again - the day on which Christ performed one of His miracles, resurrecting the righteous Lazarus. This is also the feast which is the harbinger of Christ's resurrection, which Orthodox Chiristians celebrate..
There was a time in the past when the streets of Bulgarian villages were filled with the songs of the lazarki girls on Saint Lazarus Saturday, performing the traditional ritual called “lazaruvane”. In this Bulgarian custom, young girls would..
Lazaritsa, Lazarovden, Lazarus’s Saturday are all names of the feast celebrated eight days ahead of Easter. The church marks the Resurrection of Lazarus and in the folklore calendar this time of the year is dedicated to the socialization of..
“Lazarus, come out!” Christ spoke to his friend and the miraculous resurrection took place. A day before Palm Sunday the church marks Lazarus Saturday. In Bulgarian folklore this holiday is associated with spring as a symbol of revival..