ESTIEM traditions/Tradicije u ESTIEMu

Our frends through all Europe have sent us their traditions in this lovely period! Now it is the time for us to share them with you!

In Italy people have several traditions it depends about the region or the city where you live in. In the south of Calabria people have a tradition called “zzunchi” that literally means peace of wood. They use this wood to have a fire outside and singing local songs and eating traditional food as well.

More about all of that: //www.italyheritage.com/italian-songs/regional/calabria/

 

In Ukraine people celebrate Christmas from 6th to 7th of January, and they call it “Rizdvo”. Usually they gather with their family to have a dinner, which starts when the first star in the sky appears. There has to be 13 different dishes and you should try each one of them. There is an important dish called “kutia”, the recipe of which differs from region to region. Usual ingredients are poppy seeds, honey, raisins and wheat mixed up with water.

Also, there young people who go around the homes to sing Christmas carols – “koliady”. People usually treat them with candies, snacks or sometimes even money. Rizdvo is also considered to be a good time for fortune telling. If you want to know the name of your future wife/husband just go outside and ask the first person what is their name.

 

In Bulgaria people have several traditions around this period.

On christmas eve, traditionally they would eat an *odd* number of vegetarian meals (stuffed peppers, sarmi, beans, etc.), they eat some from your food, but never finish it (you’re supposed to leave it overnight for the spirits of your ancestors. If you’re inviting guests,it is also recommended that they be an odd number. Another important aspect of the Christmas eve dinner is a round bread (pitka), in which we put in a coin while baking. and to whomever’s piece the coin falls in is considered lucky. On Christmas day they usually eat pork.

On new years eve, one fun tradition is to bake banitsa (burek) and add some fortunes while making it. When eating the banitsa, the fortunes you get in your piece are supposed to be telling of the upcoming year; usually it’s generic stuff like love, baby, traveling, etc.

 

Do you people have any similar traditions you want to share?

 

 

Naši prijatelji iz cele Evrope želeli su da podele svoje običaje u ovom divnom periodu sa vama!

Jedna od njih je i Italija u kojoj postoji više različitih tradicija koje zavise od regiona ili grada. Na jugu Kalabrije ljudi imaju tradiciju nazvanu “zzunchi” što bukvalno znači komad drveta. Oni koriste ovo drvo kako bi se okupili oko vatre, pevali lokalne pesme i jeli tradicionalnu hranu.

U Ukrajini ljudi slave Božić od 6. do 7. januara, a nazivaju ga “Rizdvo”. Obično se okupljaju sa svojom porodicom i jedu zajedno večeru, koja počinje kada se pojavi prva zvezda na nebu. Mora biti 13 različitih jela i trebali biste probatii svako od njih. Postoji važno jelo zvano “kutia”, recept se razlikuje od regiona do regiona. Uobičajeni sastojci su mak, med, grožđe i pšenica pomešani sa vodom.

Takođe, tu su i mladi ljudi koji idu od kuće do kuće i pevaju božićnepesme – “koliadi” (koledari). Ljudi ih obično daruju bombonama, grickalicama ili ponekad čak i novcem. Rizdvo se takođe smatra pogodnim vremenom za pričanje o bogatstvu. Ako želite da znate ime svoje buduće supruge / muža, samo izađite napolje i pitajte prvu osobu kako se zove.

U Bugarskoj postoje brojne tradicije vezane za praznike.

Na Božićnoj večeri, tradicionalno se jede veliki broj vegetarijanskih jela (punjene paprike, sarma, pasulj i sl.), Svako jede svoje jelo, ali ga nikad ne pojedete do kraja (trebalo bi da ga ostavite preko noći na stolu da biste nahranili duhove vaših predaka). Ako pozivate goste, preporučuje se i da pozovete neparan broj ljudi. Još jedan važna stvar vezana za Božićnu večeru jeste jedenje okruglog hleba (“pitka”), u kojeg se stavlja novčić dokse peče. Onaj ko pronađe novčić smatra se sretnom osobom koju te godine čeka blagostanje. Na Božić se obično jede svinjetina.

Zabavna tradicija vezana za Novu godinu je pečenje “banice” (bureka) i dodavanje nekih stvarčica u njega. Kada jedete banitsu, ono što nadjete u svom parčetu trebalo bi da vam kaže nešto vezano za ljubav, decu, putovanja, itd što se odnosi na narednu godinu.

Da li i u vašoj zemlji postoje običaji koje želite da podelite sa nama?

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