The sixth day of Shrovetide February 17, the year: Zolovkin gatherings
Pancake Week is coming to an end, and on February 17, people celebrate Zolovkin gatherings. This day, like the rest, has its rich history and traditions.
On a holiday, everyone can show off their talents in cooking, cook unusual pancakes and treat all guests. On Saturday, they do not forget about ceremonies: our ancestors at this time attracted prosperity to life. Many ancient rituals that were traditionally held during the Maslenitsa week can still be used.
Traditions of the sixth day of Shrovetide
On Saturday, young wives were preparing small gifts to their sister-in-laws, sisters of husbands. Zolovok with honors invited to visit and treated cooked delicacies. In Russia, family ties and traditions were sacredly honored, so the young wives tried to show themselves from the best side, so that it did not occur to the sister-in-law to think about them badly.
The married sister-in-law was invited along with numerous relatives, and the free girls were invited to visit with their friends in order to meet Maslenitsa was fun. The hospitality was revered and promised to both the hosts and guests a full year without troubles. The young wives began to prepare meals from the night, because families, as a rule, were large and food was needed a lot.
In addition to the celebration of Shrovetide, Zolovkin gatherings were a reason for her husband’s relatives to see how the young manage the household, whether she cooks everything correctly, puts them on the table. The test was serious, so often the husband helped his wife so that they would not be considered bad owners.
In addition to the feast, there was a mass of street fun in which all took part. Fist fights, skating from hills, songs and round dances — all these entertainments served to say goodbye to the harsh winter and to attract spring warmth.
Many observe the Shrovetide traditions and, on the sixth day of the celebration, dress up in carnival costumes, go to their homes, demanding food, and sing cheerful songs. On the eve of the Forgiveness Sunday, the clergy are calling to end the day with a prayer and think about whom you should ask for forgiveness. We wish you happiness, and do not forget to press the buttons and