четвер, 5 січня 2012 р.


Hello, friends! Today I want to tell you a story about Slavic Christmas :)
And to wish a Merry Christmas! Щасливого Різдва!

Kolyada - Slavic  holiday of winter solstice and the eponymous god. Celebrated Slavic people in ancient times the winter solstice (21 or 22 December) - not always in the same day as all the other major Slavic holidays (Kupala, Shrovetide) associated with four major annual astronomical events. Now Christmas in Russia, Ukraine and all Orthodox celebrated in 6-7 of January. Because of Julian Calendar.

Kolyada - is a new year cycle. New sun appears an the image of the child. The baby - it's the sun's disk, anciently called Kolo (circle). It means a seasonal turn, dying of old and the arrival of strong young man.
On the day of the winter solstice people brought home the sheaves and the
straw dolls and sing songs - carols with the wishes of wellbeing in the house and asking for gifts - cakes and pies. Caroling people dressed in a bear, horse, goat, cow, and it is an ancient symbol of abundance.

Стаття, яку можна прочитати, щоб краще дізнатися про Коляду

Let's dance and smile together! Давайте вірити в добро і щирість! Посміхаймося та співаймо разом із Олегом Скрипкою!

5 коментарів:

  1. Merry Christmas for you and your family, Ira! We are ready to celebrate orthodox christmas here, too! Thank you for sharing the info about the calendar and dates.

  2. Merry Christmas Ira! Loved your post! It was wonderful. Loved the video, it was a lot of fun.

  3. Hi Ira! Thans for sharing more of the Slavic culture and those nice things! I love knowing about different cultures! It gives me ideas and inspiration! Happy New Year to you too!. Was it you who painted this sun and the illustration on the previous post? They are so warm and catchy! :) Take care and thanks for the support!

  4. how inspiring!!!
    happy new year, sorry a few days late :D

    i wish you all the best for 2012 ♥


  5. Hi, FRIENDS! :)))
    Thank you, dearests!!! Girls! You are GREAT!

    Euphoria: Merry Christmas, Kira, my wonderful friend! Greetings for all your family! :) We have holidays till this Monday! Hurray! I was with my family in these days!

    HUUGS! S Rozhdestvom!
    Thank you for a card, Kira!!! I was so surprized and amazed!!! So nice! THANK YOU! :*

    Carolyn: Hurray! How I am happy you liked it, Carolyn! And video! I like it too, Oleg Skrypka sing this carol - he is very talented and original man! :)
    That place on video with old houses - is very similar to place near my house in Kiev :)

    Isis Sousa: Hi, dear Isis! :) I am happy!!! Also, I love to know about culture and myths of different cultures and countries too! :))) Inspiration!!! Uhuuuu! How nice! :))
    Oh, Isis, this sun and New Year dracon - are my drawings :D ihihihiiii
    Thank you for your support too!!!!!!

    illustration poetry: Hi, dear!!! ♥♥♥
    How I am happy to hear you! I want to wish you new feelings, kind and strong, new paitings, new, new, new and nice! :))))))))))) Uhuhuuu!

    SUPER HUGS! And Kisses for all!!!!!!!!!! :*******