Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Traditional church holiday celebrated in Moscow

August 27, 2007, 13:27

Kolomenskoe Park was the venue for an outdoor entertainment event, dedicated to church holidays. It brought back some old Russian traditions.

The holiday, named "Spasovki", was widely celebrated in the country centuries ago.

It was held at the end of summer, uniting several Orthodox church holidays, such as the "Savior of the Honey" feast day and the apple, bread and nut feast days. After the harvest was gathered, people in villages celebrated it with songs, dances and crafts fairs.

The event in Kolomenskoe featured all these, accompanied by the sound of an old metal musical instrument, melodies of which resemble bell ringing.


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