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Christmas star. Winter Christmas Day

With the onset of cold weather, there was less work, so there was a relative calm: people often gathered together, arranged for the evening, guessed, spun, sang songs, played. The culmination of the whole calendar year was winter holidays - Christmas trees.

Than this tour differs from others:

- this is not an accustomed tour, but rather a dedication to some magical ancient mystery

This is an opportunity to study in detail the popular Christmas and New Year's ceremonies

- this charge is positive energy for the whole year, because "how to meet the New Year, and ....."

In the program of the tour: road trip, winter Christmas rituals, Christmas nativity scene, Christmas carols and rasskrovki, a theatrical Christmas evening, master classes, recreation and outdoor activities.

A magical excursion to the wonderful mysterious world of New Year's miracles!

Route

Kharkiv - Kharkiv region - Christmas celebrations

Duration of the tour

6-8 hours

Transport

Bus

Type of tour

Group

Excursion program

The winter cycle of folk rituals began on 21 December. The day of the winter solstice - the shortest in the year - the ancient Slavs celebrated as the holiday of Kolyada. The Slavs believed that the sun "dies" on this day, and the Goddess of the sky, Kolyada, gave birth to a new sun - a little Bozhich. With the advent of Christianity, this holiday became a Christmas holiday.

In the Holy Evening (from 6 on 7 January), people created an atmosphere of well-being in the house - they did general cleaning, put on the best clothes, got festive dishes. In the "red corner" put an adorned sheaf of hay "Didukh", a festive kutya and a knot.

The festive meal before Christmas (Svyatchecher, "kuta kutya") was very solemn and traditionally had to consist of 12 dishes. The meal began with kutya and resembled a whole ritual-theatrical performance.

On the first day of Christmas in the evening they began to carouse. Groups of men, couples and teenagers came into the yard of each house, they praised the hosts with songs, wished them health, prosperity, prosperity. It was believed that these songs have a magical power, so the owners generously thanked the caroliers. The carols made rounds with a Christmas star or with a puppet or living den, playing dramatized scenes with masks and changing clothes.

The dramatic action of the den was composed of two parts - religious and secular. In the first it was told about the Birth of Christ, in the second funny everyday scenes were shown. Heroes of the nativity scenes were King Herod, angels, shepherds, astrologers, and among the secular characters - devil, goat, Jew, gypsy.

New Year holidays (13-14 January) Ukrainians celebrated as holidays Malanka and Basil. These days were performed shedrivki - calendar majestic songs with elements of a theatrical performance. Boys, bypassing the house, "sprinkled - planted" - symbolically sowed grain. At the same time, they pronounced the traditional text "Сiю, вiю, появаю, з Новим роком вас втитаю".

The Christmas tree was completed with the feast of Baptism.

To feel the festive atmosphere of saints, of course, it is better to go out of town, for example, in Nesterenki in Pechenegi or Korobov Farms. On the way, we listen to the guide's story about winter traditions and rituals, ancient legends and tales.

We organize ourselves more comfortable for the stylized Christmas evening, watch the playground in the performance of professional artists, take part in the competition of carols, rassladivok and, of course, we are guessing.

It is possible master-classes on the production of Christmas-tree decorations, dolls-motanok etc.

If there is time, desire and mood - we organize games and fun in the frosty winter air - we ride on sleighs, we sculpt a snow woman, we play the king of a snowy mountain!

The cost per person in UAH.

"Number of paid places + free"50 + 444 + 4, 44 + 1040 + 8, 40 + 1436 + 12, 36 + 1830 + 4, 30 + 825 + 4, 25 + 1315+2, 16+2, 17+3, 20+4
6-one-hour excursion150170188208250300350
8 hours tour180205225250300360420

Included

transport service by luxury buses (Meresdes, Neoplan, Wolksvagen, Scania, MAN, Setra, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion service, medical insurance and accident.

Notes

  • The route of the tour can be adjusted at will of the customer.
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing facilities, master classes, theatrical performances, food, arbor rentals, etc. extra charge.
  • Workshops - Didukh, straw weaving, trapelling, motanka, pysanka - 25 UAH.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and additional services before booking.

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