Traditionally this day is called Honey Spas ("spas" means salvation). This day people started harvesting poppyseeds and honey. Also it was the day when all new wells and ponds were consecrated, which earned the tradition another name - Wet Spas.
|Spas signifies the end of harvest time. Every farmer ties a bundle of grain to honour God and to get a good crop the next year. This bundle was called "the beard of Spas".|
|Before going to church, girls dressed up and prepared beautiful and rich trusses of flowers and grass,including thyme, absinthe, mint, poppy and marigolds.|