Chitalishte "Hristo Botev-1894", village of Gostilitsa

“Yalova ponuda” holiday, Gostilitsa village

The “Yalova ponuda” feast in the village of Gostilitsa in Dryanovo is organized by the amateurs from the local community center a day after Trifon Zarezan. The tradition is that a day after the Trifon Zarezan male celebration the “robed” women should gather and climb around the village. Once they meet a man, they lift it up. This ancient custom, however, is played primarily by  grandmothers, as they are a major component of the female population. Gostilitsa has a gospel group “Gostiliva Babi”, a laureate in many folk events in the country. They recreate folk customs typical of the area – Ladouvane, Trifon Zarezan, Yalova poluda, Lazarowane.