Our friends from the project hike.ru participated in the fest of Trinity in Gatchina on 23rd of June. They found that they did not know a lot about this holiday and search engines could not help them to figure out what are Russian traditions for this day.
Guys went to the city Gatchina in Leningrad region to try by them own Russian traditions. Below you can find their report about that day.
It is all started with fried eggs.
The announcement of the holiday "Feast of the Trinity in Gatchina" was promising of "Fried eggs will be giving for limericks". Not because we were hungry, but because it suddenly became clear that we know very little about such famous festival as the Trinity. Questioning Google and Yandex were not good enough, and we went to Gatchina.
Out of nowhere came a sense of celebration. Attracted by singing and wonderful costumes girls viewers gradually woven into the festive event. And now, almost all in a clearing in wreaths.
-Well, beauties, let's go our Birch decorate!
The girls were the birch tree decorating, Trinity songs singing, and friends making. (translation of the Russian song)
-Birch-my-sister, allow me be your friend!
Girls were bowing to the birch tree, exchanging wreaths and gifts across the main trinity wreath, singing: "Kuma, gossip, kuma, the whole year do not scold." (song)
The harp started to sing, spun trinity dance, swings soared into the sky, eggs hit a fire.
It looks like a fairy tale, right?
The holiday was very homey and cozy. It's amazing: "guests" and "foreign people" at the festival was not Trinity - joined celebrations of all, giving everyone a ray of sunshine, a birch twig and high spirits, having allowed to touch the living folk traditions, learn about the rituals of the Trinity is not from books and the internet, and become an active participant.
I bow to the organizers of the festival - teams Gatchina City House of Culture: the ensemble gusli "Chime", folk ensemble "Christmas Carols" and the male ensemble "Rule"!
Source: photos and report from our friends hike.ru