January 13-14: How Russians celebrate the nostalgic traditional Old New Year

According to the Russian tradition:

Happy Old New Year, and wishing everyone much prosperity & abundance in 2017!

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The nostalgic and fun holiday, called The Old New Year, is celebrated on January 13-14 in all of the Russian World.

The traditions for this cool holiday include a very generous table, brimming with traditional Russian foods, such as large, round Russian bliny served with butter, honey, various preserves and caviar, as well as sweets, fruits and Russian tea from the colorful samovar. Groups of well-wishers, dressed in traditional Russian outfits, walk around their village or neighborhood and throw seeds, beans or grains mixed with money, to wish their neighbors and friends prosperity and abundance. This is called ‘Schedrikha’ : the abundance sharing ritual.

It’s also traditional to have sled snow rides, the pinnacle of which are the Russian troika rides: troika means three horses riding as one. People also have snow fights, build snow men and snow or ice terema (castles).

After the Schedrikha ritual another ritual would be performed: burning a stack of hay, which symbolizes burning away any old and hamful energy. As the hay burns, Russians join hands and dance around the fire in the traditional Russian Khorovod. Then, the bravest leap over the burning hay. This seals the ritual, symbolizing the surmounting of any life’s difficulties.

This video is from Tiraspol, Pridnestrovie, where traditions are alive and well. Some of the customs, table and Russian attire start at 0:10 and continue at 0:40.

Pridnestrovie (often referred to in the West as Transnistria) is the breakaway republic of the former Moldavia, which proclaimed its intention to join Russia.

Incidentally, my predictions about Moldova changing directions towards Russia and away from the West, are coming true.

I explain a lot about Moldova and Pridnestrovie in this 2014 video on my YT channel:

Pridnestrovie vs Moldova: Eurasian Union vs EU (LadaRayLive 2)

All about the convoluted history and today’s realities of Moldova, Pridnestrovie, Black Sea and more: Read ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT.

About Lada Ray

Lada Ray is a linguist & former financial consultant with Smith Barney. Born in Russia, Lada lived and traveled to nearly 30 countries on most continents. She is the internationally certified Feng Shui Master and author of 3 novels + multiple novelettes; most notably, top-rated metaphysical thriller THE EARTH SHIFTER & bestselling thriller GOLD TRAIN (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure). Lada has extensively written re. Russia, world cultures, geopolitics, empire collapse, feng shui and consciousness. She is known for her accurate predictions. Lada's Blogs: FuturisTrendcast - geopolitics and predictions. Lada Ray Blog - books, writing, world cultures. We are presently working on expanding Lada Ray Youtube channel to include Lada's original geopolitical analysis and far-reaching global predictions, as well as her mystical futurism. The world is going through a massive tectonic shift of consciousness on all levels and in all aspects of life. Make sure you are prepared! Subscribe!

Posted on January 13, 2017, in Russia and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Lada Ray Blog and commented:

    Thought you all might like this post! According to the 100-year-old Russian tradition: Happy Old New Year, and wishing everyone much prosperity and abundance in the Year 2017!

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  2. I have never heard of this wonderful celebration. Sounds like a good way to let go of the past and welcome the new things in your life. Loved the video, even though my Russian isn’t good enough to translate it. But I got a feel for what was being said.

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  3. I’ve come across a couple of posts regarding propitious synchronicities & numerology analysis on Trump’s Inaugural date & Russia. On 12/22/16 Hawaiian blogger, Kualapele did a post on the extraordinary number of 7’s surrounding January 20th (Inauguration) & 21st (1st day in office) along with beneficent interpretations.
    https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/these-trump-numbers-are-fascinating-777-and-77/

    Today January 13 blogger, “James the Russian” at RogueMoney posted another #7 synchronicity involving Trump’s wife, Melania & the Russian Orthodox calendar. All this in context of ongoing attempts to delegitimize Trump specifically involving Russia – Claims Russia hacked the election, Russia attempted to take down Vermont electric grid; Senate announced today investigating Trump-Russia ties, US/NATO saber rattling toward Russia.

    Seven Days Before the Inauguration: Orthodox Christian Saints Day of St Melania the Nun of Rome.
    https://www.roguemoney.net/stories/2017/1/13/7daysbefore-flotusmelaniatrump-saintmelaniasday

    **Many observers in the new media have noticed an intriguing numerological ‘stat’ regarding the inauguration of president elect Donald J. Trump: After he is sworn in on January 21, 2017 he will be 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old. But there’s another ‘coincidence’ we just discovered about Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania Knauss (Knavs), who was born in the predominantly Roman Catholic country of Slovenia, in the former Yugoslavia on April 26, 1970 (and will be 46 when her husband takes office).

    Today Friday, January 13, exactly seven days before Inauguration Day, happens to be the feast day under the old Russian Orthodox calendar of Melania’s patron saint, Melania of Rome.**

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    • Kualapele’s post notes: “Number 7 resonates with the the ‘Collective Consciousness’, spiritual awakening and awareness, spiritual enlightenment, spiritual acceptance and development, mysticism, intuition and inner-knowing, inner-wisdom.”

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  4. Some great traditions to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new. All the best for 2017, Lada.

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