Ukrainian traditional costume from Pohrebyshche (Ukrainian: Погребище) is a small city in Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Pohrebyshche Raion(district) in western Ukraine.
Vinnytsya region is rich in embroidery colors and techniques. The Vinnytsya embroideresses use “lowland” technique, cross-stitch embroidery, embroidery painting, flooring, grain terminals etc.
Embroideresses are fond of using different kinds of black, white and colored hemstitches.
The Vinnytsya embroidery schemes often include assistive technology of stitch performing: weld warned of needles as well as contour seams that frame and combine the separate elements of the composition.
🌸🌼🌸Віночок: Прикрасна Майстерня Makoviya 📸 Photo: Makoviya Troian
В этот день славяне отмечали праздник Водосвет.
Считалось, что собственно в этот день, вода делалась светлой и превращалась в целебную. По традиции в этот день купались в проруби. Если окунуться смелости не хватало, то можно было взять с собой этой воды и облиться ей в теплом месте. После того, как все искупались, собирались гости и желали друг другу здоровья до следующего Водосвета.
How do I deal with gossip and haters⠀
Gossip is something I personally hate. As soon as I hear that someone is trying to speak about another person in judgemental manner – I usually prefer not to continue that conversation or can interrupt and say I'm not interested. ⠀
I personally have lots of experience with gossip. People gossiped about me since I was a teen. About things I do and especially about my successes. In our Slavic community, we don't like those who think different, who act different, who are more successful than others. ⠀
If you are going to take a look at the Russian vlogosphere, especially at what is going on around guys like @portnyagin or @sergey_kosenko you will be amazed. ⠀
When I recorded my first video on YouTube this year and announced about my 50+ goals and that I'm going public – one of my friends from Russia contacted me and recommended me not to target Russian audience. And this was the reason – you don't want to deal with so much gossip. ⠀
Yes, this is one of the biggest problems in Slavic culture. People gossip all over the place. People judge each other. People are jealous big time. This is where I grew up.⠀
How do I deal with it? ⠀
A couple of times I was really tried of dealing with gossip about me. I even investigated things and was trying to find the truth and the person who started it. Then I figured this is not something I should spend my energy on. People are going to continue to gossip – there are so many of them and it won't be possible to change them. This is their problem, not mine. So I don't take it personally. ⠀
To all of those, who judge me, who gossip about me, who contact other people and say bad things about me instead of contacting me I would say the same things apostle Paul once said – I don't care what people say about me, I care about what God is going to say (1 Corinthians 4:3)⠀
I love you all, even you, haters :)⠀
Epiphany (Koine Greek: Ἐπιφάνεια, Epiphaneia, "Manifestation", "striking appearance") or Theophany (Ancient Greek: Θεοφάνεια, Τheophaneia meaning "Vision of God"), also known as Little Christmas or Three Kings' Day, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus Jesus' physical manifestation to the Gentiles. The traditional date for the feast is January 6. In Eastern Churches following the Julian Calendar observe the Theophany feast on what for most countries is January 19 because of the 13-day difference today between that calendar and the generally used Gregorian calendar.
In Bulgaria, is known as Bogoyavlenie ("Manifestation of God"), Кръщение Господне (Krashtenie Gospodne or "Baptism of the Lord") or Yordanovden ("Day of Jordan", referring to the river). On this day, a wooden cross is thrown by a priest into the sea, river or lake and young men race to retrieve it. As the date is in early January and the waters are close to freezing, this is considered an honourable act and it is said that good health will be bestowed upon the home of the swimmer who is the first to reach the cross.
The Serbian Orthodox Church is celebrating Epiphany, the day of baptism of Jesus Christ in the river Jordan, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. To commemorate this, all over Serbia there is a traditional custom of swimming in the river for the Holy Cross.
As elsewhere in the Orthodox world, the Russian Church conducts the rite of the Great Blessing of the Waters, also known as "the Great Sanctification of the Water" on that day (or the eve before). The priest-led procession could simply proceed to the font, but traditionally the worshipers would go to a nearby lake or river. Believing that on this day water becomes holy and is imbued with special powers, Russians cut holes in the ice of lakes and rivers, often in the shape of the cross, to bathe in the freezing water. This practice is said to be popularized comparatively recently; it was fairly uncommon in the czarist days ⬇
Serežanin was an elite military unit in Croatian Military Frontier. They were patrolling border with Ottoman Empire. They were armed with a gun, two flintlock pistols and yatagan. Serežanin's protected border from turkish invasions and robberies. What was most special about them they didn't wear military uniform but a folk custome. This customes are very old, probably from Illyrians and they didn't survive today. Red Phyrgian cap was very common within Illyrians. Same one that Mithra is depicted with. So when people start talking about how Crusaders protected Europe from Islam. Remember that Croats and Serbs in this wildlands were one who really protected Europe. Even today in those parts war is what shaped man and his mindset.