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spring traditions: may: Petdesetnica (The fiftieth day)

      It is celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter and always on Sunday. On Saturday before the holiday one of the biggest All Soul's Day is taking place - the Cherry All Soul's Day. Food and fruit are taken to the graves and a memorial service is performed.
      On this day the Virgin Mary and the apostles gathered for a prayer in Jerusalem. During the prayer the Holy Ghost descends from the sky in the shape of fire. The people saw that miracle, believed in God and joined Christianity.
      A solemn service in the day and in the evening is held in the temples as it is believed that the Christian church was found on that day. The priests throw walnut leaves as a symbol of the descend of the Holy Ghost over the apostles.