Pomor ritual cookie celebration in Kuzreka

The village of Kuzreka, 30km east of Umba, is getting famous for its celebration of “kozulya” (=little goat), or Pomor ritual cookie. The event started in 2010 but went off well. In 2014 (?) this celebration won the Russian Events Award as “the best project to popularize folk traditions and trades”.kozulya

Kozulya is made of rye flour, water, and salt. They are shaped as figurines, each with its own meaning. Given to children, fed to animals, kept till next year.

All sorts of crafts are also sold at this event, food is served, dances held, including – attention Russian bride seekers – old mating dances and games.

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A series of photos from Alexandra coming up..

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