January 14th, 2009

  • dwylfin

Winter bear

Found this picture in the print edition of USA Today on Monday, and a blog turned out to have it too:

"A man dressed in a bear costume dances with a woman wearing traditional clothes during the "Kolyadki" pagan festival in the village of Ozertso, outside of Minsk. Kolyada is a pagan winter holiday, which has in Ukraine and some parts of Belarus over the centuries merged with Orthodox Christmas celebrations."