December 21 (movable date)
Christmas Carols. According to legend, the Christmas carol every year at the longest night of winter birth deity - the new sun, son Dazhboh. Carols depressed before her transformation into a goat, not to recognize Mara. So,
this holiday is born young sunlight, it comes every day and fights his
ray of darkness that enliven the spring earth and all nature. With rye sheaf DIDUKH outside our house spirits of our race. On the table twelve (or thirteen) dishes, the number of months of the year. The first spoonful corner Elder Kin throws to the ceiling. "Fathers and glass kutia pom'yanite not obmenite. The
feast is also sifting grains (at harvest) in the house of a neighbor or
relative, walking with a plow and goat, ryazhennya, tanks, songs
(carols), telling of a world burning logs (character Mary). After dinner ritual community divides the sacred sacrament - Rizdvyannyy Bozhychnyy loaf.