SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 18

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Celebrating New Beginnings New Year Bulgaria Survakane Another New Year custom is the so called “Survakane”… children go around their relatives, neighbours’ homes with a special “Survachka” (a tree branch). They would decorate it with popcorns, dried fruit strings, colourful wool threads, ring-shaped buns and wish them infinite blessings. Of course, in return, they are offered money, walnuts, dried fruits etc. What a sweet gesture! By Spiritia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5596406 18 | P a g e