When visiting any corner of the Balkan peninsula, you will hear the mention of the tradition of a “Slava”.
This is a family holiday where you celebrate the saint protector of your household and there is always a tradition connected with this special day. Every family has its own saint, so Slava is celebrated through the year.
On the day of the Slava, the doors of the house are open for every guest. When you approach your host after the traditional greeting you will be presented with the traditional sweet cooked wheat dish, and a piece of the Slava bread. There is always a great rich feast with traditional meals. The specialty is the Slava bread that contains a hidden golden coin. Good fortune and wealth will follow the one who finds it.