Thought you all might like this post! According to the 100-year-old Russian tradition: Happy Old New Year, and wishing everyone much prosperity and abundance in the Year 2017!
The nostalgic and fun holiday, called The Old New Year, is celebrated on January 13-14 in all of the Russian World.
The traditions for this cool holiday include a very generous table, brimming with traditional Russian foods, such as large, round Russian bliny served with butter, honey, various preserves and caviar, as well as sweets, fruits and Russian tea from the colorful samovar. Groups of well-wishers, dressed in traditional Russian outfits, walk around their village or neighborhood and throw seeds, beans or grains mixed with money, to wish their neighbors and friends prosperity and abundance. This is called ‘Schedrikha’ : the abundance wishing ritual.
It’s also traditional to have sled snow rides, the pinnacle of which are the Russian troika rides: troika means three horses riding as one. People also have snow fights, build snow men and snow or ice terema (castles).
After the Schedrikha ritual another ritual would…
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