Features of the winter calendar cycle of the Ukrainians of the Lower Volga Region (Volgograd Region of the Russian Federation) Cover Image

Особливості зимового календарного циклу українців Нижнього Поволжя (Волгоградська область РФ)
Features of the winter calendar cycle of the Ukrainians of the Lower Volga Region (Volgograd Region of the Russian Federation)

Author(s): Valentina Sinelnikova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Regional Geography
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: Ukrainian Diaspora; Lower Povolzhya; winter calendar rite;

Summary/Abstract: The article is dedicated to the studying of one of the oldest Ukrainian enclaves in Russia, located at the area of lower and middle reaches of the river Volga, called Nizhneye Povolzhye, in particular, in the Volgograd city region, where Ukrainian population numbers about 56 thousand. On the basis of her own ethnographic expeditions, the author of the article considers the complex of the calendar rituals of the winter cycle of the above mentioned region (Christmas, New Year, Epiphany) as the integral part of the traditional culture of all Ukrainian people. The author severally dwells upon the ancient versions of Christmas carols called "koliadky" ("pokholkuvannia", "melankuvannia" and so on), kept preserved through centuries in the northwest areas of Volgograd region, Russian Federation.

  • Issue Year: 1/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 188-192
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Ukrainian