Palm day is a great feast-day after St. Lazar’s day. It is obligatory to go on church on this day. The people take censed willow twigs from there. The twigs become a wreath and it protects from headache during the harvest. The wreath is kept on the house icon.
The healing characteristics of the willow are explained with the belief of its blessed origin. During the Flood a pigeon has been saved by alighting on a willow.