Monday, July 9, 2018

Russia: An Ancient Ritual "Praising the Spikelet"

This is a special kind of dance, performed on the Trinity Sunday, when along the path made from the crossed hands of grown-up people there is a well- dressed girl, called "a little spikelet". The round dance moves along the field, where a girl jumps off the hands, tears off a handful of rye, runs to the temple and throws torn spikelets under the church. Beautiful ceremony provides a good harvest, accompanied by special songs.

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