Bulgaria this time. When I started writing this article, it was meant to be just a travel piece... going to a festival, taking some photos, making a few observations.
Then I got to researching the subject in depth though, and found myself tumbling down a rabbit hole of ancient and esoteric symbolisms. This tradition is so interesting, I ended up ordering a few books on the subject to read into it even more!
For now at least, you can consider this article a resume of my research so far...