Probuda 1928 Chitalishte, Zhabokrat village

Holiday “Petlyovden”, Jabokrat village

village of Jabokrat (map)

The traditional holiday “Petlyovden” has been celebrated for decades in the Kyustendil village of Jabokrat.
The men from the village gather to the Struma River, where a cock is cradled for the health of the male child and a fertility in the village. The rooster is baked and every participant in the ritual receives a piece of meat for health.
Women are not allowed to attend the holiday.