Orthodox Church and its believers celebrate the memory of the deaths of 40 Martyrs of the Sevastia who died in 320 for Christ’s faith on March 22. It is celebrated in the temples of the Serbian Orthodox Church and in the homes of young couples, because the victims were young, and that day is connected with the ancient custom of gift giving young married couples, those who were married in the previous year.
This is a symbol of the faithfulness of husband and wife because the Sevastil young men were faithful to Christ and that this faith and love must not come into temptation. To remember on them, on this day, 40 cookies are made. Women get up early, bake cookies and cover them with honey. Cakes serve the guests who bring presents on that day.