Day 8: 100 days blogging challenge: Happy Candlemas / Imbolc / Maslenitsa*
Sunday, February 02, 2020
3 Small Victories:
Didn't binge; made headway cleaning, spinning 15 min
Time to work on studio, everyone (relatively) healthy, A
Finish cleaning, read, weigh-in
*Edited to add, per a comment that Maslenitsa is tied to Easter/Lent...
It's true that in today's Slavic cultures, Maslenitsa is tied to Easter, per Catholic customs; however, many/most Catholic/Christian customs and beliefs are built upon the pagan/heathen folkways of the preceding 10,000 years, before Christianity. I believe that Maslenitsa is properly similar to pagan's Celtic celebration of Imbolc, and was subsumed as were many/most pagan traditions (for example, Easter is named for the Goddess Eostre/Ostara). Others, especially Poles (Polish people) also call what I call Maslenitsa, i.e. 'Slavic Imbolc': they call it Gromnica, or Bear Day. You can read more about Maslenitsa if you do a search about it, but I would recommend adding Maslenitsa Ukraine, otherwise you'll be taken to a bunch of rus sites, which might have hacks/malware on them.