Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Bear Day to be Celebrated in Yaroslavl
7.03.2012 12:32
Bear Day to be Celebrated in Yaroslavl
The coat of arms of Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl residents will celebrate the Bear Day (or Komoeditsa), the ancient Slavic holiday that is associated with the awakening of famous Russian animal and the advent of spring. The festival will be traditionally held on the last Sunday of March. 

      This holiday has deep roots in ancient Slavic traditions, and is a tribute to the city’s symbol – the bear, depicted on the coat of arms of Yaroslavl.

      The centre of the festival, which takes place March 25, will be the sculpture of the growling bear in front of the walls of Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery.

      According to the traditions and beliefs of the ancient Slavs, such food like porridge, kisel and bakery, made of cereals and honey, was cooked on Komoeditsa. All the traditional holiday dishes were lenten. 

      Source: AiF. Image courtesy: Wikipedia.

Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: Russian tourism Russian holidays Yaroslavl Russian traditions  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

A Record Number of Foreign Guests Visited the "Rosa Khutor" Resort in Sochi During the World Cup
Oman Air will Fly from Muscat, the capital of Oman, to the Moscows Domodedovo Airport
The Ivanovo Lakes Nature Park
Additional Lastochka Electric Trains will Run in Sochi During the FIFA World Cup
Bauman Moscow State Technical University is Developing a Suborbital Spacecraft for Space Tourists

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Russian Romance Song  Russian Literature  buy Russian designers  Russian Actresses  tours in Ostankino TV tower  Renaissance Construction  Yuri Gagarin  Photography Festivals  Russian radio  Konstantin Khabensky  Fyodor Volkov Award  society  Nuclear Submarines   birth rate  Unusual Monuments  St. Petersburg  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Easter  Exhibitions in Moscow  Emir Kusturica  Yevgeny Zharikov  Intel  Alyonka chocolate  Magnitsky Act  Moscow  Belokurikha  Archeological Finds  Festivals in Moscow  Russian history  Russian Cinema  Queen of Vases  Khabarovsk  Retail in Russia 2011  Moscow monuments  Russian tourism  Russian business  WFEST  Comics  Simon Ushakov  Russian army  Romanovs' residence  Show Business  Resources  Russian scientists  Funicular  Krasnoyarsk  South Stream  Vadim Abdrashitov  Arkhangelsk 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites