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  • Turitsa - January 6

    Turitsa

    Turitsa dedicated tour - one of the oldest among the Slavs revered animals with magical powers. The tour is embodied Union Veles and Perun the glory and prosperity of Rod Slavic.

    Son of Veles and Mokos, Tours, like the Greek Pan, the protector of shepherds, psaltery players and buffoons, youthful daring, games, dancing and fun, and groves, and beasts of the forest. Tour of the North presents a proud deer and elk in the taiga.

    On this day, wondering the whole next year, as the festival closes the winter holidays. 12-day Yuletide corresponds to 12 month of the year. Divination occur in the evening, after dark. Collect snow to whiten canvas. Snow collected in the evening, thrown into a well, can store water for the whole year.

    Slavs have seen in a holiday Tour of the ancient rite of initiation into manhood youth when, incarnating the wolf, the boy had to demonstrate hunting abilities and valor and hit his first tour.

    Ancient Slavs took the example of these terrible animals that do not care about themselves, to protect the herd. They were trying to teach the younger generation to attack and defend, to show resourcefulness and perseverance, endurance, courage, ability to join together to resist the enemy, protect the weak and find the weak point of the enemy.

    For many years, tours, wild cattle, served people as a symbol of honor and bravery. Turih horns made of cups and cones, which are appealingly trumpeted in military campaigns, and from the very large horns do even bows.

    Turitsa but also shepherd holiday at this time, the community is looking for himself a shepherd for the next season, agrees with him about the work, entrusting him with the precious herd for a long time. Shepherd, servant Veles, puts on the common table of intoxicating drink, and the community - dishes and holiday celebrate their conspiracy.

    From that moment the shepherd takes care of the herd, and tour helps him in this matter, protecting the young chick and prepared in February for calving cows from various afflictions and diseases.