13 января 2011 г.

Malanka and generous evening and great pleasantness

Today and generous evening and Malanka and the Old New Year's Eve, with the holidays:)

"Malanka" - a traditional New Year ceremony using masks. The name he is obliged St. Melania, the day on which the church and the Julian calendar, fell on December 31, old style. Even in the recent past, the rite was distributed over a large territory of Ukraine. By longstanding tradition of the ceremonial role of chief character - Malanka - played a guy dressed in women's folk costume. Other roles also served as the guys. Rite, is derived from agro-magical practices of the ancient Slavs, in the XIX century. transformed into a public holiday fun, a sort of village carnival, which occupies an important place marriage motives. Masked members of the procession were playing New Year's funny skits, interludes. 

Schedrovanie - the old custom of New Year's rounds, during which the group schedrovalnikov (mostly young) songs glorify the owners, wished them health and prosperity, for which he received remuneration. Schedrovanie accompanied by magic acts, music, dance, mime, ritual games with masks. Ritual of Christmas songs - schedrivok (a kind of Christmas carols) sang alone master, mistress, boyfriend, girlfriend, the whole family, were schedrivky children, comic, parody.

We schedruem and sing under the window.
Fortune, destiny you want the whole group.
Let your flower golden cornfields,
Life to be happy in the future.

And the great pleasure of surprising person Holya [info]krivusheva  thanks a lot, so everything is beautiful, I love it!

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