In an ancient mix of ancient pagan culture and Christianity the Nestinars of the remote Stranja village of Bulgari dance on burning coal every year on the +++ Day of st. Constantine and. St. Helena.
The traditional name of the person who dances on fire is Nestinar. They walk on the coal holding the icons of the saints and claim that they feel nothing. It is believed that this tradition originates from the Sun worship of the ancient native peoples of the balkans – the Thracians.