I haven’t found any event listings for Maslyana celebrations in Volyn for 2018. I did find the following information.

У бібліотеці діти «Масляну святкували, люту зиму проводжали»

У родинний вихідний «Із бібліотекою разом» дітям провели майстер-клас виробів із солоного тіста «Золотава зірка – Сонце»

Захід пройшов у Волинській обласній бібліотеці для дітей в неділю. На майстер-класі діти виготовили сонечко із солоного тіста, як символ перемоги добра над злом, теплої весни над зимовими холодами, щастя і родинного достатку. 

Стародавні слов’яни вірили, що разом з круглим, рум’яним млинцем вони з’їдають частинку тепла і могутності небесного світила.

Масляна – одне з найдавніших слов’янських свят, яке бере свій початок ще з дохристиянських часів. Масляна символізувала прихід весни та пробудження природи. Древні слов’яни відзначали «проводи зими» та початок весни і весняного землеробства. В цей день вшановували Сонце, яке несло тепло і пробуджувало природу, тому й готували жертовний хліб, схожий на це небесне світило – млинець. Стародавні слов’яни вірили, що разом з круглим, рум’яним млинцем вони з’їдають частинку тепла і могутності небесного світила. На території Київської Русі млинці готувались в круглих глиняних пательнях із зубчатими краями й прокресленим по глині хрестом – знаком сонця. 


Google translate:

In the library, the children celebrated the Oilman, they escaped the fierce winter

In the family weekend “With a library together” the children held a master class of products made from salty dough “Golden Star – Sun”

The event was held at the Volyn Regional Children’s Library on Sunday. At the master class, children made a soup of salty dough, as a symbol of the victory of good over evil, a warm spring over the winter colds, happiness and family affluence.

The ancient Slavs believed that, together with a round, rosy pancake, they were eating a piece of heat and power of the heavenly light.

Maslyana is one of the oldest Slavic holidays, which dates back to pre-Christian times. Butterflies symbolized the arrival of spring and the awakening of nature. Ancient Slavs celebrated the “winters” and the beginning of spring and spring farming. On this day, the Sun was honored, which carried warmth and awakened nature, therefore preparing sacrificial bread, similar to this heavenly luminaire – a pancake. The ancient Slavs believed that, together with a round, rosy pancake, they were eating a piece of heat and power of the heavenly light. On the territory of Kievan Rus, pancakes were cooked in round pottery clay with toothed edges and crossed in clay with a cross – a sign of the sun.


I also found this from 2015. Google translate. <span>:dizzy:</span>

Syropuse Week, or the so-called “Broad Maslen”, began today. This is a week of preparation for the Great Lent. From pre-Christian times it was a holiday farewell to winter and greetings of spring. 

This year, it begins on February 16 and lasts until February 22, and ends with the so-called “Forgiveness Sunday,” when everyone must forget about injustice and ask for forgiveness for everyone who has offended. 

Masnitsa, Maslenitsa or from the Russian Maslyana, as well as many other ancient Ukrainian folk holidays, was included in the Christian calendar, but with an anchor for Easter, then, as before, Maslyana was celebrated on the eve of New Year’s Eve – the pagan New Year. It started with the first spring of the New Moon, which comes before the vernal equinox.

During the oil week, they did not consume meat, but exclusively dairy products, and usually they honored cattle. The temple consecrated products of animal origin, in particular, butter, milk, cheese.

Church language this week is called Syropuse. 

As you know, the main dish for Maslenitsy is pancakes, which bake every day from Monday to Sunday. Pancakes are baked from rye and wheat flour, from various cereals – buckwheat, millet, oats, make them simple and with baking (with the addition of various products). To pancakes are served: butter, sour cream, honey, salted fish, herring, jam, jam.

Maslyana is also known for national celebrations: it’s dancing, singing, skiing, slippers, sledding, and the construction of stuffed ones.

Each day of the week has its own traditions. On Monday, they arrange a feast and do a straw doll. On Tuesday, girls are poppies of boys, and mother-in-law watches their daughters. On Wednesday, the mother-in-law of the mother-in-law meets the son-in-law, and on Friday they are waiting for a mother-in-law. And the son-in-law must invite her personally.

On Sunday, the concerts are completed, confessed and asking each other for apologies. Then they go to the bath – the Greater Fast to meet must be cleansed and soul, and body.

In western Ukraine, this period before the Easter fast is called Bastards (!?!?) and there is no tradition of baking pancakes.



As Ukrainians celebrated the arrival of spring: the differences of the holiday Kolodyya and Oil January 23, 2018 Volyn In Ukraine, from ancient times, there was a holiday – Kolodiy.

 This was announced on January 23, 2018, by the Ukrainian News website . Every year, when winter is coming to an end, Maslyana is mentioned in Ukraine. But few people know that our ancestors from ancient times celebrated Kolodiy, who formed their own traditions, different from Oil. Ethnographers emphasize that in Ukraine since ancient times there was a holiday – Kolodiy, who has many unique traditions, and therefore Ukrainians should gradually move away from the customs of the Maslenaya celebration.

 Kolodiy – an ancient holiday not only wires of winter, but entertainment for married women. The whole week, while celebrating the Colodia, men had to unquestioningly obey the women and endure their “joyous antics.” In addition, only women could have drunk and have fun this week, and men could do it only with the permission of the fair sex. Young unmarried guys were considered the cause of violations of harmony and order in nature. Therefore, the guys who did not marry and did not find a couple during the year were jokingly punished by women of older age. The punishment was carried out in the following way: the boy clung to the foot of a booth made specifically for this rite, which he had to drag on for himself until he paid off for food for women. The most common tradition of oilseed celebration in Ukraine is pancake baking. However, according to ethnologists, this tradition is not characteristic of Ukraine, brought by the Soviet authorities. 

The main treat at Kolodia holiday was not caviar pancakes, but dumplings with cheese and sour cream. This is an interesting explanation for it. Varenyky is a ritual dish that came to us from the times of Trypillian culture. Varenyk was for our ancestors a certain personification of the young Moon, which symbolized the woman’s origin. Since the symbol of the holiday was a shoe, there was a rite of “life of the Kolodka”. On Monday, Kolodka “was born”. Women met in the morning to “clap” in the backyard: they put on a table a small pillow or a stick – Kolodka; each woman alternately covered the log with pieces of canvas, then placed her again on the table. Such a rite meant that Kolodka was “born”. 

Women drank liver and congratulated each other on “birth”. On Tuesday Kolodko was “baptized”; on Wednesday staged “baptism”; on Thursday, Kolodka “was dying”; on Friday Kolodko “hid”, and on Saturday – “mourned”. On Sunday, young women “spoke” Kolodka. Holiday Kolodyya – a unique holiday, which is celebrated only in Ukraine and Belarus. In addition to the winters of winter, it carries the traditions aimed at the continuation of the family, the creation of new families and the rooting of moral values, the revival of the ethnic group. 

It is worth noting a few other differences: during the holiday Kolodia our ancestors did not organize fist battles, which were aggressive and often were dangerous to life, and also did not adhere to the tradition of burning scarecrows, as it does on Maslyana. 



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