Carol — the ancient god of cheerful feasts that his name comes from the word "colony" (circle), carols may have something to do with witchcraft.

In ancient times, his name is always mentioned next to the roof, they were called small creators, as opposed to the great creators — Rod and Svarog. The name of the Russian God known. From Christmas Eve until the day of Veles from house to house went mummers kolyadniki and sang special songs — carols. He was born 8500 years ago (that is, seven millennium BC. E.) To save mankind from the spiritual degeneration. Collected 60 High Priests of different people, Kolyada began teaching Vedic knowledge is forgotten. It was the third divine revelation to people.

Carol — Bog Kolyada. God gave Rodham resettled in western lands: Calendar (Christmas Carols gift) and his wise Vedas. Patron god of tillers. Crow in the Hall of Svarog Circle. Carol — one of the names of the sun, the sun after the winter solstice. Meet and celebrate carols. Carol — the festival of the winter solstice (December 21-25), the solstice. Holiday rituals are designed to disposition of the elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Ether, are in proportion to the body vibrations of the elements of nature ("colony" — a circle, "lad" — to get along, the goddess of love).

Carols — Holidays RAzhdeystvo (Christmas) young winter sun. Carols adjusted duration of the year (in the usual 3 to 5 years old den, and the 4th was 6 den — a leap year).

Carol — Slavic-Russian God, the sun baby, God of winter festivities, God began a new life. For good reason it was revered not only in the winter solstice, but also for peace between peoples. Winter solstice in 2012 will occur in December 21. A Christmas carols days end in the middle of winter (February 11). 21 jelly, light, old sun, the sun changed to the new baby carols. December is still under the Russian Empire from the villagers called jelly. Celebrate the birth of the new sun have fun and satisfying, and as always give each other gifts, which would consolidate the friendship and mutual assistance with the beginning of the new era. Since this time it was also a time of magic, it always had in the days of caroling, make a fortune-telling and learn his fate.

In Slavic holiday Russ 21-22 jelly called Kolyada, also known as Christmas, although Christmas Eve in Old means any holiday.

Russian folk saying goes, the sun turns to summer and winter — the cold, no matter how cold chills and hilarious prazdnichek prigreet warm stove. Work in Christmas day is strictly forbidden and is considered a bad omen. Time carols this time of magic and sorcery. Obligatory condition of caroling are mummers or masquerade as it is called high connoisseur of traditions Russian historian and master of philology IM Snegirev (1793-1868). Tradition disguises itself in these days was so old that the news of it preserved in the official sources from ancient Egypt, also was known in Scandinavia, India and the Roman Empire. In the Roman Empire, these days called "Days of the Sun." Snegirev proves that the tradition of this holiday before Christianity was spread everywhere from Scandinavia to India. However Snegirev holiday recognizing the similarity among different peoples and different stresses ethnic characteristics in different people. Unfortunately, he did not give an answer about the primary source of origin of Vedic beliefs, but still does not preclude the occurrence of this belief in the Slavic-Rus, each time modestly stating that such is possible and most likely it is.

Despite the fact that the holiday Christmas Carols are sometimes confused with the Christian Christmas, it is not so, because as stated in one of the songs kolyadovyh "Freaks Kolyada Christmas Eve. For the steep hill across the river quickly Yes Are dense forests, in those forests fires are burning, fires are palyushie, people are standing around the fire, singing carols People are: — Oh, Kolyada Kolyada, you visited, Kolyada, Christmas Eve! "That is the people's memory has kept the date hereof, it is the birth of the sun on the winter solstice. In contrast to the dense ignorant clergy, which it is constantly confused.

It is also not right to celebrate Christmas Carols days in advance, because the earlier date take ignoramuses who do not know that in 46 BC. e. Julius Caesar in his Julian calendar established for Europe December 25 as the date of the winter solstice. Since then, due to the difference between the calendar year (365.2500 days) and the tropical year (~ 365.2421897 days) there was a shift of the actual astronomical solstice by about three days every four centuries, reaching the XVI century, the date of December 12. That is celebrating earlier carols, you celebrate long outmoded relic of ignorance.

Despite the fact that Christianity is substituted for a holiday the birth of "Invincible God", a celebration of birth of Jesus Christ. And also forbade any pagan tradition of thousands of years. The strength of paganism was so great among the people, often even after the adoption of Christianity, the celebration of Christmas Carols received massive nationwide phenomenon. Often participated in them even drunken clerics, as evidenced by denunciations in church institutions from the 10th to the 19th century. So in 1444 the Faculty of Theology in France received a denunciation of the celebration of Christmas to the pagan custom, which said, "Even during the rites they danced in monstrous guise, in clownish costumes and lion skins, shameless singing songs, eating pancakes on the altar, and ran through the whole church. "

In Russia, for example Karamzin writes: "December 24 Pagans Kalyada Russian glory of God, and Celebrations of the World. Even in our time on Christmas Eve the children of farmers are going caroling under the windows of the rich peasants, praise host Kolyada shout and ask for money. Christmas games and divination come from a pagan holiday. "

Just mentioning the carols should mention Korochuna whose recorded in the days of Advent. Korochun — Slavic god. And if Karamzin said that his name is associated with short days. That Snegirev tend, to what it was called by the word of writhing, and it's true kids love to pose faces. Writhing with be of a something. After all, one of the major mysteries of the holiday carol is going to the mask. Ryadilis to bears, deer, wolves, hares, birds, etc. Skomorokhov This was done, that would confuse the evil spirits.

Snegirev not refuse to holiday carols and Princes of Russia and Tsar Ivan the Terrible and even the Czar Peter the Great, and many other kings and emperors, who all loved caroling, went Costumed by the boyars with the Christmas slavleniyami, songs and rhymes. Despite the constant struggle with these rites of the Christian church.

Important in Christmas day was and divination, fortune telling example, here is. Gadahn was collected on one thing from each, rings, earrings, cufflinks, mobile phones) and other little things piled up in a bowl with slices of bread, covered with a handkerchief, then began to sing a song on the verse, after each verse taken out one of the things that will get, and depending verse from the owner treated the fate things. Or like girls night out on the street and asked the first comer on behalf of the belief that this name will be called its restrictions.

Special attention is paid at the time dreams, bedtime ask what you will and dreams often suggest future. Especially the girls certainly spread "narrowed, mummers come to me dressed up!" And then went to bed, hoping to see the future groom. Guessing at the betrothed Costumed very common as the Russian, and Scandinavians.

In general, during the caroling of the future can tell anything, a casual conversation or a random event. Not for nothing is because the New Year in so spend it. Naturally guessing the thing is, a dangerous, even when guessing the groom, in which case, do not forget the sacred words "Keep off me, mind you!" It drives away evil spirits. Who are strong in winter the Young Sun. There is a Russian and a belief, that the devil is none other than the Jews oslopoklonniki looking baby carols, that would destroy him in his cradle.

One of the most interesting pastimes in Svyatka is guessing riddles. As you can see in the puzzle, like guessing the same root. Apparently mystical time throws a lot of mysteries, and what would be even more fun people are starting to think the puzzle together.

For example:

"Mother of thick, red daughter, son Khorobrit gone to heaven" (stove, Fire and Smoke)

Also in the Christmas carol made to talk about old times, and read stories.

Slavleniya at Christmas time were:

Falcon flies out of the street, Glory!

Darling of the other, Glory!

Fly, kiss, Glory!

Blue-gray wings hugging, Glory!

They really are good people divilisya, Glory!

Like a falcon with goluboshkoy get along, Glory!

Kolyada Solstice
Become our gate
Dispersal Svarog Potem
Bring to Russ red day
Colo fire kindled will repay
Bodi Colo mountain and light prebole!
Goy! Carol! Glory!
Turn around the sun
Red Kindle
As we leave the road
Zimushko errands!
Goy! Carol! Glory!

Goy, Kolyada! Goy, Kolyada! Bozic was born, the Holy One has come! Goy, Kolyada! Glory!

Songs sung by Kalyada of national life, from ancient folk beliefs, or song playing. Even danced, just the songs.

This article contains material from the book Snegireva IM "Russian holidays folksy and superstitious rites", 1839, the material from the site of the Midgard-Info

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