Folk Box: New year tunes

Each week Olga Shapovalova offers to folk music lovers a multicoloured display of customs and traditions, legends and tales, melodies and rythms of Russia. 

It gives us a great pleasure to greet you in the New Year. While here in Russia the holidays are continuing, January 7th is the Day of Orthodox Christmas. Afterwards it is Christmastide week. All Russians are enjoying Christmas holidays. While according to ancient folk customs, this is the time for various Christmastide rituals. One of them is the old custom to get together and read and listen to Christmas tales…

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