Belarusians celebrate the pagan rite called ’Kolyadki’ in the ...
Jan 7th, 2011
(AP) - Belarusians celebrate the pagan rite called ’Kolyadki’ in the village of Karpavichi, some 60 km (37 miles) north-west of Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Kolyadki is a pagan winter holiday, which has over the centuries merged with Orthodox Christmas celebrations. Fancy-dressed people go from house to house, singing, dancing, eating and drinking. The hosts give money or food to their guests. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) -
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