This year, it is important to incorporate elements from traditional Belarusian Christmas celebrations. This could include songs or music, masks, the use of ritual elements in contemporary life, or even Christmas characters.
Christmas, known as "Каляды" in Belarus, is a traditional winter celebration. In the annual cycle of folk agricultural rituals and festivities, it held the first place. With the establishment of Christianity, Christmas became associated with religious holidays such as the Birth of Christ and Epiphany. In Belarus, the Christian observance of Christmas is closely intertwined with folk festive customs.
We invite you to watch a video from the Tradycyja project, dedicated to Belarusian Christmas traditions.