It is a folk holiday celebrated mainly in Eastern Bulgaria as e protection from fire, blaze, thunder and rarely hail. It is connected to the idea of the destroying powers of the fire. On Pavlovden work is not allowed and fire should not be set even if it is for preparing the food. People do not knead bread in Eastern Thrace so that the flour will not mat and get wormy.
Church Holiday: According to the church calendar Pavlovden is celebrated on 29th June (the day of the St. Apostles Peter and Paul), but the people considers it as a different holiday and celebrates it on the next day (30 June).