(St. Peter’s Day)
This holiday is in midsummer. The people are working hard in the fields, “wheat is baked”. A legend of the Bulgarians in Tavria tells that Saint Peter himself, on seeing how people harvest, took the sickle to help them. The St. Peter fast ends with meat on the table – black chicken, slain on the threshold of the house for health and strength, for Peter means ‘stone’. On the table there are also juicy apples, sanctified at the morning service in church. In the evening Petar, Petrana and Kamen celebrate their nameday.