lazarice 7 (1)



In Kikinda (Province Vojvodina, northern Serbia) the fires which are set shortly before

Lazar’s Saturday, a week before the Orthodox Easter, from the beginning were called Lazaritzas.

Olgica and Radovan narrate about their motives: they never ceased the tradition, and they wish

to convey it to their children, grand-children and grand-grand-children. In the same time they

would like „Gusle“ to keep on giving that lecture, and to extend the life to the folk custom with all

its elements, one of which is jumping over the fire.