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BIRD BUNS Birds start singing and we understand that spring has come, that nature has awaken from winter sleep. We can feel and smell its magical blossom. Bird has become a symbol of spring for many people so it plays an essential role when celebrating a traditional holiday “Hukannie viasny” or “Spring calling”. In Belarus one of the most highly appreciated birds was “busiel” (stork). It was the key figure during this spring festival. Everything around was richly decorated with colourful ribbons, with bright birds made from...

Photo report «Ritual event «Hukannie viasny»

Photo report «Ritual event «Hukannie viasny» 18 March 2017from 13:00 to 15:00 «Hukannie viasny» (Spring calling) is a spring welcoming festival, connected with the awakening of nature and the arrival of long-awaited spring. It’s time to say goodbye to another cold winter so people always celebrate it with excitement and thrill of joy. The program of this event was worked out on the basis of historical and ethnographical data because our museum aims to demonstrate authentic Belarusian traditions. This year we will show...

Photo report «Folk open-air event «Maslienica»

Photo report «Folk open-air event «Maslienica» 25 February 2017from 12:00 to 16:00   «Maslienica» (Pancake festival) is an ancient folk holiday of imminent end of winter and the beginning of spring. Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle is the only place to plunge into the atmosphere of the most delicious folk open-air event, to participate in various workshops, to dance traditional dances and to participate in interesting folk games. In the programme: Traditional folk music; Unique exhibition...