Maslenitsa in Ukraine: customs and traditions
Sometimes Maslenitsa in Ukraine is called "Kolodiy", and this name is not accidental. The fact is that Ukrainian women used to have an interesting rite: at the beginning of the Kolodiya, a thick stick-block was "dressed up" and "humanized", and in a week it had to "live" a whole life.
Monday marks the "birth" Tuesday Block "baptized," Wednesday she's going through life, on Thursday, "dying" on Friday "buried," and on Saturday "mourning". For a week, they walked around the village with a stick-block and tied it to the single and unmarried. In order not to be left with such a label, women who tried to tie the block were given a payoff – Goodies, booze, beads, saucers, ribbons, and other small things.