The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates the Palm Sunday or is also called the Vratnitsa. It falls on Sunday after Lazarovden, one week before Easter. Palm Sunday is dedicated to the solemn reception of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem with olive and laurel twigs, NOVA TV broadcasts.
On this day prayer is served in the church and willow branches are blessed. They are handed over to the believers, and everyone goes to their home for health. Again for health they are adorned with willow twigs of the gates and a weave of the willow lighted in the church. Verdant twigs symbolize palm trees that were greeted in Jerusalem Jesus Christ. On this day, during the fasting period, fish is allowed. At 09:30 is the beginning of the Patriarchal World Liturgy at St. Alexander Nevsky. Thousands of believers are expected.
After the Palm Sunday begins the Holy Week. It recalls the last days of the earthly life of Christ, his sufferings and death on the cross. That is why the worship services in the coming days also return to the Savior’s sufferings, his path to Golgotha and his last instructions.