"Holiday: Day of Russian Birch - Troitsa in June" Top 5 Page for this destination Habits and Ways Tip by sennaya

Habits and Ways, Saint Petersburg: 25 reviews and 25 photos

  troitsa celebration at Kretovsky Ostrov
by sennaya

Real folk dances and festivals are a little obscure to find in the city.

There are the reviews made for tourists in the center, but to find groups from a village that still retain their old traditions requires a more careful scan of the calendar listings.

This group was in a park on Ostrov Krestovsky celebrating the Day of Russian Birch Tree in song and dance.

Troitsa is celebrated 50 days after Easter, usually in June.

On Troitsa the houses are usually decorated with fresh green branches. The maiden's clothes are put on the young birch-trees and songs and dances round the birch-trees take place. The garlands made of birch branches and flowers are put into water for fortune-telling.

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  • Written May 13, 2007
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