Of course we haven’t forgotten the Bulgarian tradition of Survakane, when small boys, called Survakarcheta, sing a happy, love, health and wealth-wish song and beat the backs of the elders with Survachka.
We tried to stick as close to the original tradition of making the Survachka as possible -prepared a cornel-tree twig, popcorns, yarn, dried fruit.
There is a belief that the cornel-tree twig has to stay overnight in front of the door or under a window before being decorated. Thus the evil spirits and misfortunes of the home are driven away.
Bent the longest side twigs of the cornel-tree in the form of Ф and tie them with the yarn. We made two Survachki, differing by their colours, and added a modern touch with a dried mandarin orange, which made the whole Survachka warmer.