The fourth day of Shrovetide February 15 of the year: Razgulay
The height of the celebration of Maslenitsa is celebrated on a large scale, so people nicknamed Thursday Thursday Razgulay. This is the first day of the so-called Broad Maslenitsa, when everyone, without exception, spend time on the street, having fun and enjoying traditional delicacies.
The fourth day of Shrovetide is noted especially: on this day, joy and happiness on the faces are the key to a safe and easy year. Each housewife prepares a plentiful treat so that the life of her family can be full and successful.
Traditions of the fourth day of Shrovetide: how to celebrate Razgulay
Wide Thursday, as it is popularly known, is a time for fun and rest from work. At this time on the squares are all sorts of representations, designed to amuse the public and not let people get bored. In Razgulay, the ceremonial farewell of winter is accompanied by skating from icy mountains, mummers’ performances, and comic battles in which young people show their courage and skill.
On Thursday, the entertainment becomes more extreme, so you can see people jumping over fires. Previously, such jumps had a special meaning: they were thought to help people cleanse themselves of evil and negative, leave cleansing misfortunes and misfortunes clean and meet the spring to be renewed.
Razgulay is also nicknamed a fracture, since it was believed that on this day spring finally comes into its own, breaking the resistance of the winter cold. The people to this day there is a tradition of carols that are similar to Christmas. The mummers go home, sing funny songs and ditties, help themselves to pancakes and praise the spring.
In Razgulay in the old days they greeted the spring warmth. The hostesses were preparing a special treat of dough. They baked figures of birds, which they treated children, and also made whistles from birch bark.
It was believed that a loud whistle scares the winter, and she leaves, giving way to a clear sky and warmth.
Pay attention to the weather. Capel in Razgulay promised a wonderful harvest of wheat, which for our ancestors was the greatest value. They were also happy about the strong wind, which, according to legends, blew away all evil spirits, preventing it from rampaging from courtyards and houses.
Fun holiday Razgulay and now is a spectacular day. Many contests, including the pursuit of the prize hanging on a smooth pillar, give the opportunity to try their prowess and skill. Bake treats for all your loved ones, be sure to visit them and help yourself to pancakes so that well-being and prosperity will come to every home. We wish you a warm and sunny spring, and do not forget to press the buttons and