The article describes some rites of Vlachs (Romanians) which lives in Eastern Serbia and North-Western Bulgaria. Rites discussed in the article are associated with various holidays such as St. Theodore’s day, the first days of March, and the feast day of the Forty Martyrs, St. George’s day and Holy Week. A great deal of the article’s data was collected by author during field research in Vlach villages in Eastern Serbia such as Bukovče, Kobišnica, Raduevac (municipality of Negotin), Šipikovo (municipality of Zaečar) and Grabovica (municipality of Kladovo) in 2013-2014 years. Some data were collected in the town of Bregovo (Vidin district, North-Western Bulgaria) in 2005 and 2012 years.
Keywords: Vlachs, Serbia, Bulgaria, holidays, rites, spring, field research.
Cuvinte-cheie: vlahi, Serbia, Bulgaria, sărbători, obiceiuri, primăvară, cercetări de teren.