How to sing and medronate for Christmas and Old New year
Unfortunately, to forget the traditions of his people is much easier than to revive them. It is connected not only with the rapid changes covering the life and lifestyles of a new generation of people, but with the development of information technologies.
Why we forget people's traditions
Press ENTER, from the world wide web you can find a lot of interesting information about how people spend their leisure time, located on the other side of the globe. It's interesting, unusual, colourful and tempting. And that's alien to us Halloween, Valentine's Day or hug Day is becoming wildly popular among our young people, who have forgotten the traditional Slavic holidays, not knowing how to sing and medronate who attend Church only during the celebration of Holy Pascha and is not able to clearly explain why in this day arose the custom of blessing Easter cakes and eggs to share.
Halloween or Christmas holidays — pros and cons
Sometimes among educators who feel the pernicious influence of European and American holidays for the younger generation, the question is raised about the prohibition to mention the same Halloween or All Saints Day at school parties.
But the ban situation is not corrected, on the contrary, you can achieve the opposite effect and cause in adolescents excessive interest and desire to spend the day as their foreign peers, not thinking about the essence of the fun.
A positive result can be achieved if to explain to young people and their parents, brought up in the spirit of atheism, the importance of the revival of our national holidays and cultural traditions, to teach the students how to sing and medronate, confirming the significance of the holiday examples from the lives of literary heroes of the classic works. Remember Gogol's "Evenings on a farm near Dikanka" — this work is unlikely to leave anyone indifferent. Why we like absurd Oksana or whatever Solokha? Because they are our Slavic different in spirit, but close and understandable to everyone.
When and how to celebrate Christmas holidays
Christmas holidays are coming with Christmas eve, January 6 and continues until the Epiphany – January 19. It was believed that in those days the evil spirits can wander the earth and scare passers-by.
Only at Christmas time the young girls were allowed to guess. So these days, the ranking of the query "how to sing carols at Christmas" or "how to read the betrothed-costumed" up in the search engines one of the first places. To know the answer to these questions is interesting not only for the youth audience. The older generation also picks on the world wide web in search of culinary delights for Christmas dinner.
It should be noted that people are still trying to preserve the traditions and knows what a festive table with 6 to 7 January need to put twelve different dishes, but few know that the meals in the day should be lean. Mistress, with respect to the present time, trying to replace the twelve Lenten dishes cooked on the new-fangled recipes, which includes meat, cheese or sausage.
For example, modern Christmas pudding in most families is made from rice, barley, millet, oats and even peas, and its decoration serve candy and chocolate. In the old days as the main ingredient of this dish was whole grain wheat, flavored with honey, nuts, raisins and stewed fruit from dried fruit.
Not all adhere to that Holy meal should start with Kuti after the appearance of the first star, and not when at the table sat all members of the household, but I know that cooked the pudding must be attributed to sample godfather to many. And that's good.
And not long ago, Yuletide was marked by festivities and all, young and old, knew how to sing. Poems and songs, however, some places still remained on the ear, but people who go on the huts with Christmas star, almost will not meet. Except the kids running from yard to yard for a generous sweet reward.
As the Holy Church refers to the pagan holiday
Pagan-Christian rituals are so messed up that to understand how to sing, only units. In each region, singing carols in their own way. And to say that you need to do only so much sense, as the main idea of the festival is to convey to people the story of the birth of the Savior.
The answer to the question how to sing carols at Christmas will be the sincere worship of Jesus Christ and mother of God.
Whether this is done in a pageant, hymns or Christmas carols – not so important.
The Holy Church welcomes the accession to participate in the Christmas celebrations of any believer and encourages to rejoice in the birth of our Savior and to once again remember his life, which he passed, paying to God our sins.
How to sing on the old New year
According to the tradition of carols must be at least 3 people. One of them has to carry eight-pointed star and sing carols, the second bell warning of the coming of Christmas carols, and the third bag, in which the friendly owners will outline treats.
Custom simple enough, but how to sing, not many people know. What should be cut out of cardboard and decorate the Christmas rain a star and buy a bell. Because the very preparation for the holiday will give the mood as carolers and people they will visit. Without these simple attributes of the holiday will turn into a simple collection of tribute.
By the way, the Christmas bell attributed powerful force capable of warding off evil spirits and to heal children from fright and stuttering. In the Christmas bell poured water and gave her to drink of the stammering child.
On the eve of the old New year to congratulate the hosts on the holiday – "medronate", go girls, then in the morning we had to wait for the visit of the male half of humanity. "Posevat" – to wish the hosts a good harvest and prosperity can Mature as men and boys.
Atheism or adherence to the traditions of their ancestors
In recent years, the Ministry of education has realized the fallacy of educating the younger generation in an atheistic spirit — children to attend Sunday school and elective classes, which, together with the teachers learn folk traditions not only in the school curriculum.
And then the young people will have a question how caroling – we will raise a generation worthy of continuing the tradition of our ancestors, because without knowledge of the past the country has no future.