Butarice on the Palm Sunday

Published: 04.04.2020

The children return from the blessing of the “butarice” on the Palm Sunday in 1956. Some of them are home-made from a bundle of bush, spring greenery and flowers, others are so-called “ ljubljanske butarice”, where in addition to greenery, the base is painted shutters. Of course, it had to be as large as possible. They were decorated with apples and oranges. Did you know that the number of hanged apples was related to the number of native children. Oranges, however, were rare at all, both before the WW2 and in the 1950s, and were largely unreachable. Of course, it was a good idea to get at least some new stockings, a sweatshirt, skirt or pants for Easter.

Zora Torkar