Solstice at the gate

Solstice at the gate

Carol, Christmas, Bozic, holy night — the annual most fun and meaningful twelve-winter holiday. It occurs after the winter solstice, when the period ends Korochuna December 21-22 (half of the shortest day and longest night) and it starts to add day, the sun turns to summer. It was then practicing Native Faith worship Kolyada God beginner Svarog Circle.
For the twelve holy nights zlatoliky Bozic-born young Sun-Dazhbog, silver Ash-month and holy Mother Goddess Dana water and, therefore, all life on earth.
"God Kolyada comes into the world with light and goodness, defeating evil and darkness. Christmas Carols in the sun — holiday light Dazhbog, a great celebration of life, celebration of the Ancestors, the festival of happiness and freedom. All things on earth: the man, the whole rostitelny and animals revered god carols, guardian Bozic Sun-young, meeting the birth of light Dazhbozhego Holy Supper, Holy thoughts and the unity of the Holy souls.
Light, which each year gives people the Sun Carols — is life-giving, all-conquering power of the Creator, calling from the earliest times to the present time in the Holy Supper, where the doors are open to all, where all the tables are covered. " (V.Voytovich, Falcon-Rod, 1997)

Solstice at the gate

For the glorification of God the Creator has created a huge number of people solemn hymns, songs of creation, worship sun, moon, the Goddess Dana and their descendants, people — Christmas carols and schedrivok. Note that almost never carols and New Year songs ever sung in the afternoon — they styled Holiday Generous evening the moon and stars. This is a celebration of faith in the light, in order for people to live better, to land a better birth than last year, so that future children and grandchildren lived Rod fun.
Caroling carols always start cosmogony of creation, and then styled the whole family with the personal wishes of everyone.
Recently found that the songs have their own power. What is interesting, the oldest Ukrainian songs have enormous power. But the most interesting — it is the greatest power in Christmas carols and schedrivok. In Roman chronicles recorded that it is so ancient Etruscan ritual that only the most gifted magi comprehend its original essence. This means that the age of these songs is not less than 5000-7000 years. Interestingly, the New Year songs are preserved only in Ukraine.
Beginning to return from oblivion and silence the ancient customs and traditions of our people. Most people are very bad even know them. But without the past there is no present.
So let's respect the faith and traditions of our ancestors!

Historical note:
Carol — Slavic celebration of the winter solstice. The holiday is also called Christmas Carols Dazhdbozhy day or Karachun. Carol of the Slavs marks New Year cycle. On the day of the winter solstice in the house bringing in sheaves, and dolls, and sing songs — Christmas carols with the wishes of being home and with requests for gifts — loaves and cakes, promising a mean poverty. Kolyada dress bear a horse, a goat, a cow, and it is an ancient symbol of abundance.
Nascent Sun appears as a child. Baby — it is a disk of the sun, anciently called Kolo. Baby Kalyada Winter Witch captures and converts it into a wolf. When taken off the Christmas Carols Wolfskin and burn her at the spring heat, Kolyada appear in all its glory. And the sun on a cart sent south to meet spring. While people singing carols and pop under your feet from the cold snow, witches and evil spirits rage, stealing stars from the sky and the moon. Everywhere are wondering on marriage, on the crop, the crop .. And for the conspiracy and matchmaking followed the wedding. In Slavic mythology, the embodiment of change of the annual cycle, the winter solstice, the sun transition from winter to summer, the inevitability of the victory of good over evil spirits deities.
Celebration of Christmas Carols and his cheerful optimism expressed faith in the inevitability of the victory of the Slavs began to good over the forces of evil. To help win Kolyada and ward off evil spirits, to celebrate the feast day lit bonfires, singing and dancing around them. Boys and girls "dressed in hari (mask)" horses, goats, cows, bears and other animals, masks, went from house to house, singing carols — songs glorifying carols, bringing all the benefits. Praised the owners wished prosperity to home and family, and in return demanded gifts jokingly predicting ruin mean. Sometimes themselves gifts: cookies, loaf — called carols. Symbolized Kalyada sheaf or straw doll, with songs that sometimes brought into the house on Christmas Day of the New Sun.

Beginning to return from oblivion and silence the ancient customs and traditions of our people. Most people are very bad even know them. But without the past there is no present.
So let's respect the faith and traditions of our ancestors!

By the way:

Festivals and rituals of Belarusians



Festivals and rituals of Belarusians

Fact sheet № 04 (330) 23 February 2009
March 1, 2009 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of Belarus introduced a post-treatment unit "Belarusian Festivals and Rites", prepared by the Centre "Marka" "Belpochta."
Artist Anna Romanov. Printing offset. Coated paper, gummed. Tooth. rowed. 13? 13?. In the block of 4 stamps and 4 coupons (4×2). Size of stamps in block 26×37 mm. Block size 122h93 mm.Tirazh 20.0 thousand
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Historical information.
Christmas Carols — the main winter festival associated with the winter solstice. This Slavic rite layered Christian holiday the birth of Jesus Christ. Celebrated from 7 to 19 January.
Gukanne Viasna — ancient Slavic rite, opening spring ritual cycle. The celebration started in different regions at different times, from Carnival to Easter.
Midsummer — the ancient ritual celebration, dedicated to the summer solstice, the highest flowering of the life-giving force of the earth. As a result of the later accretions to Slavic rite of Christian tradition the festival was dedicated to the Nativity of John the Baptist. Celebrated on the night of July 7.
Dazhynki — ancient Belarusian folk holiday dedicated to harvesting (rye). Traditionally coped the last day of the harvest.

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