The second day of Shrovetide February 13th of the year: Litters
Every day of the Pancake Week has its own name. The second day of the holiday is popularly called the Zayryshchi, and it has its own unique traditions and customs.
Early Shrovetide begins on February 12 and will last until the 18th. Festive week for all is a reason to have fun, eat delicious pancakes with various fillings and hold a few rituals to bring to life the well-being and prosperity.
Traditions of the second day of Shrovetide
The second day of Maslenitsa is held with the participation of various characters who cheer up people and invite them to merry festivities. Usually it is Petrushka and Grandfather, who entertain people, offering to ride slides, skates and sleds, as well as horse sledding.
Everywhere during the Fad, you can meet people in masks who cheer up others. In the modern world, mummers often choose ready-made costumes and masks, while our ancestors themselves sewed festive carnival costumes for themselves. The mummers went home, heralding the beginning of the second day of Shrovetide, and they were necessarily treated to pancakes, wishing the owners of a prosperous life.
On Tuesday, people traditionally visit each other and enjoy cooked pancakes with various fillings. The more guests come to the house, the happier the owners, because those who come carry with them the energy of well-being and prosperity.
During the game, guys and girls are looking at each other to determine the choice of brides and grooms. The young people decided who they would send the matchmakers to for the future wedding, and the girls did not waste time and wondered on their betrothed. Many rituals that are aimed at attracting love, you can hold now.
During the celebration, much attention was paid to decorations, which were hung on sledges harnessed with horses. The youth made an effigy of Shrovetide and, with cheerful songs, rolled it around the village, as well as in the field, to call spring and attract a bountiful harvest.
Fun and skiing from the mountains are also symbolic. It was believed that the farther a person eats from the icy mountain, the greater the harvest of flax will be with the lucky one.
Much attention on the second day of Maslenitsa was given to newlyweds. They always drove around the village on a beautifully decorated sleigh, received congratulations and treated them to celebrating pancakes.
Our ancestors did not drink alcohol on Shrovetide: it was believed that it had a bad effect on thoughts and diverted luck from people. Spend this day with friends and family, be sure to ride down a hill or go ice skating. Your good mood will be the key to good luck for the whole year. We wish you happiness and joy, and do not forget to press the buttons and