For many years, young girls from Nisovo have been gathering in the local community home on this day, to practice the ritual of Lazaritsa, filling the village with their songs all day long. They are dressed in traditional folklore costumes, and as they go round the houses, they sing ritual Lazarki songs and bless for health, happiness and abundance.
Young women pick flowers for the wreaths they are going to make on Palm Sunday.
The custom Koleduvane begins on Christmas Eve. Only men take part in it – bachelors, fiancés and younger recently married men. They wear traditional holiday clothes and fur caps decorated with green bunches, holding multi-coloured sticks in their hands. They visit homes in groups, always starting in eastern direction. The first house to be visited is the one of the most prominent person in the village — the mayor’s, the priest’s or the teacher’s. They sing songs glorifying the owners and wishing good. The owners invite the young men at the table and treat them with brandy and wine, and then the damsel presents them with a ring-shaped bun.