The Trifon Zarezan celebration of Bulgarian wine growers is especially esteemed. Early in the morning the hostess will knead and bake a special loaf and boil a hen. The loaf, hen and a miniature keg of wine are placed in a new, woolen sack. The men put such a sack on their back and head out to the vineyard. There they prune the vineyard (each will prune three branches from three vines) and choose a "king of the vineyards". The celebration then continues in the village with a public feast.
Among the most respected Christian celebrations in Bulgaria is St. George's Day - the shepherds' celebration. It is also the official Day of the Bulgarian Army. Traditionally, for this feast, roasted lamb (or some other lamb dish) must be the main item on every Bulgarian table.