Santa Claus and Snow Maiden Day (30/01)

But what about me: bliss or death? What a delight! What feelings of the source! Oh Mother Spring, thank you for your joy, For the sweet gift of love! What a negative Tomato flows in me! Oh Lel, Your enchanting songs are in your ears, There is fire in the eyes ... and in the heart ... and in blood In all the fire. I love and melt From sweet feelings of love! Goodbye everyone Girlfriends, goodbye groom! Oh honey, Last look of the Snow Maiden to you. A.N. Ostrovsky « Snow Maiden »

The Day of Frost and Snow Maiden – is an ancient pagan holiday. These days, fairy tales and legends about Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden usually tell.

People remembered how Snow Maiden, at the whim of the god of love, Lel fell in love with man and therefore did not fly to the North with the advent of Spring. But as soon as the « bright ray of the sun cuts through the morning fog and falls on the Snow Maiden », it melts, turning into a light cloud of steam, and sweeps away.

On this day, the Slavs revered the enemy of Perun — Moroz — the outpost of Veles. We can say that Frost — the winter incarnation of Veles, as well as Yar ( the son of Veles and Diva ) — spring.

Frost was married to the Snow Queen, the daughters of Mary and Koschey. Moroz and the Snow Queen had a beautiful daughter — Snow Maiden.

The day of Santa Claus and Snow Maiden was a symbolic end of winter, after which there was already a wide and generous Shrovetide just around the corner.