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5 Belarus: Disappearing Traditions

Belarus: Disappearing Traditions

Posted on January 15, 2014 by team


The old style new year celebrated in a remote Belorussian village. It seems time stopped here many many years ago!

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5 Responses to “Belarus: Disappearing Traditions”

  1. Grzgrz says:

    New Year? These lands (former Polish-Lithuanian kingdom) celebrate from Christmas till Easter this way. The custom derives from ancient, pagan celebrations of winter solistice and upcoming spring.

  2. Grzgrz says:

    HEre: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8F%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5 I read that this was also other Slavic people and Romanians custom.

  3. Ulrike Meinhof says:

    Reminds me of that old song…

    Det var så roligt, jag måste skratta,
    det kom en trekantig gubbe in
    han hade träskor och näver jacka och hatten kantad med korvaskinn
    han satte sig på en stol i köket…

  4. john says:

    I like it.

  5. Ad says:

    Bucurati/va de traditii cat inca mai exista!

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