Traditionally, three Sundays before Christmas are dedicated to the family: Detinjci, the Children's Day; Materice, the Mother's Day; and Očevi, Father's Day. On each of these days the celebrants are tied to an object and their release is obtained with a gift.
On Father’s Day, children would sneak into their parent’s bedroom, tie up their mother’s feet and shout Father’s Day, Father’s Day, what will you pay to get away?’ The father would then negotiate with his children giving them small treats so that they will release him.