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Kolyadki


    The festive and merry days of Christmas are called yule-tide in Russia. There is no any other holiday celebrated in compliance with so many specific traditions, ceremonies, etc.

    One of the ceremonies is called Kolyadki. The ceremony includes wishing of wealth and happiness for everybody.

    During the ceremony a snow-lady is made with a carrot nose, eyes of prunes and teeth of green beans. Lady Kolyada comes to the holiday to congratulate people and enjoy merry games and fun.

    Lady Kolyada is accompanied by some people bearing stars. They sing and dance in a ring on the snow with fired torches and push the festive Wheel.


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