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    Tutsindan

    In Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro, two days before Orthodox Christmas is celebrated national holiday - Tutsindan. Translated into Russian, the name sounds like "Tuchin day" or "fat day."

    The holiday is Orthodox, but there are pagan rituals of the holiday items, preserved since the times of Saint Sava, the first Serbian archbishop. Saint Sava deliberately preserved folk customs, to bring to the Orthodox faith more people.

    There is a very popular belief that in this day in any case can not punish children, or they will be all year to be very bad.

    For the festive meal that day slaughter a lamb or pig. And in some places the main decoration festive table is a dish of turkey or goose.