The fairy tale weaved by the people. I recollect the Pancake week of last year organised in Kishinev. Like all grandly, all right and harmoniously. With in advance prepared programs Russian schools have acted. The celebratory mood was created by slavic societies. Both pancakes were, and tea, and songs necessary. Even "easy" presence of the top management was felt. That really stirred, so it is sleet. And come questioned: and whether it was impossible to clear away it in advance? However, business not only in it. Was not in this holiday of scope and a unification. I have understood it just now, having visited on the Pancake week Bakshevsky - the unique action weaved by the people...
Long way by a holiday.
My old friend, press photographer Sergey Voronin has told about the Pancake week Bakshevsky to me. A pier, I will go - I will not regret. Confused one - to an event place, except driving on public transport, it was necessary to stamp kilometre three on snow-covered wood. Prospect not from the pleasant. However I have not regretted...
This year the national Pancake week was met in Moscow suburbs, near by stations Kalistovo. The train of tourists with backpacks stamped on road, and then on a wood track. It seemed, to a fantastic glade not to reach any more. Like forces already is not present, but you will look on kiddies of 5-6 years which are going in advance or trace, at once forces increase. And here the desired glade already is seen. To enter into fantastic small town, erected organizers, at the improvised gate it is necessary to sing a song, to tell a verse, to dance or at least to tell a joke. It some kind of the conditional entrance ticket. At an input at the stand the card of small town and the holiday scenario are hung out. The scenario is simple. The bashful person and ряженые should wake a bear to accelerate arrival of spring. A bear and servants of Winter take away the Pancake week on snow mountain. Comes Воевода, which collects an army to win the Pancake week. And here the most interesting begins...
The scenario is simple. And it does not vary many years, but action each time occurs differently. As there will be a fairy tale about the Pancake week, in many respects depends on participants, and their thousand. Everyone can make for itself(himself) a choice, to become the hero of this fairy tale or its spectator. But the capture of a snow fortress is far not the only thing, though the most entertainment action. Fortress height - more than 4 metres. Not at once the Pancake week you will reach, if from above you are got rid by artful servants of Winter.
Without a semi-official organ.
The national Pancake week so to me she would be desirable it to name and that, as a matter of fact, and is, started in 1985. Volunteer assistants of restorers at a wildlife management Society became initiators of its carrying out. In the beginning it was celebrated only by participants of movement, and then thousand adherents have joined them.
As a rule, for a holiday come the companies. Will be dug round near to a glade, will cover tables on which necessarily there should be pancakes. For those who them with itself(himself) did not take, organizers of a holiday baked tasty symbols of a pancake week directly on a glade. Here it was possible to order hot tea. On it the assortment also came to an end. Alcohol to sell, and in general to be engaged in commercial activity here it is forbidden. Well and if you have brought with yourselves a small bottle-other (much and you you will not inform), anybody will not take away them. The main thing that bottles and other dust on wood have not scattered.
To be warmed, the alcohol is not obligatory. Women drove round dances, then the round dance turned to a streamlet, and steams smoothly "flowed" under national songs. Well and muzhiks all tried to show the силушку the powerful. The most suitable variant - game a wall on a wall. As participants joked are a good way to beat out all дурь.
For visitors the holiday sated with actions has passed very quickly. And here its organizers prepared for it the whole year. Words "organizers" and "action" they not приемлют - a semi-official organ smells slightly.
Organizers - people of different trades and interests. Among them psychologist Anna Abramenko which works with difficult teenagers.
- That you see on a glade, is a work of tens people, - Anna tells. - works have begun even in the autumn. When snow has dropped out, have started to create snow figures and to build a snow bastion. And we always welcome the help of all interested persons. Soon we will start to choose a place for carrying out of the following Pancake week, but about it it will be possible to learn only on the eve of holiday carrying out. Everything, that is on a glade, - a merit of organizers. Financially nobody helps us. Even security guards from among volunteers. But every year our holiday is possible.
And to us it is weak?
Pleasantly from the party to observe of how thousand the people united by the uniform kind purpose, sincerely rejoice to a holiday and have beautifully a rest. On the big glade energy of good reigned.
At us such quantity of the people gathered during notorious April events. But then, the capital area of Great National meeting energy of harm and destruction behaved violently. Fell not only government and parliament buildings, fell national ideals. Independence of our state was profaned. And so it was insulting, that our Moldavian spirit so is weak and that our national and national holidays are excessively politized.
But all the same I remember one kind holiday. It is the March of the world which has passed on May, 9th in which have accepted thousand people. Them nobody forced to go this day to the Memorial. Each of them became a part great whole. Everyone was the fighter for the scolded ideals.
But all the same the Pancake week situated near Moscow and the March of the world it not absolutely alone and the same. If the similar holiday was spent at us in оргеевском, хынчештском to wood, yes in general anywhere, I necessarily on it would come also the little son have resulted. Let he would see and has realised, that there are in our country many good people. But where at us to find volunteers who could create it? Now with us remained unless club interests, and people carefully protect the world.
Ау, enthusiasts! And to you poorly to create the national holiday. Without a policy, without pre-election campaign, without a negative?
Natalia Ustjugova, a photo Sergey Voronin.