Vera Pavlova - Koliada 
Koliada was a pre-Christian winter festival later incorporated into Christmas. On the night from 6th to 7th January (Orthodox Christmas) evil spirit were believed to be active. People disguised and strolled from house to house with songs asking hosts for food. Also people used to tell fortunes on this night.

Vera Pavlova - Koliada 

Koliada was a pre-Christian winter festival later incorporated into Christmas. On the night from 6th to 7th January (Orthodox Christmas) evil spirit were believed to be active. People disguised and strolled from house to house with songs asking hosts for food. Also people used to tell fortunes on this night.

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