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THE BIRTHDAY OF SNOW MAIDEN IN KOSTROMA
Since 2005 in April, 5 Kostroma celebrates the Birthday of Snegurochka. Snegurochka is associated with Kostroma are doubtable winter goddess, highly esteemed in the Kostroma region. There is a tradition of drowning a straw girl in the river or burning her on the bonfire to dispel the winter!!! This ceremony is supposed to guarantee the seasons fertility. Little by little the power of this goddess has been forgotten and Kostroma turned into a delicate young girl. Probably that tradition was the basis of the Ostrovsky fairy-tale. Originally Snegurochka wore only white garments and a crown, decorated with silver and pearls. In the present day the costume of this snowy girl happens to be blue and the crown sometimes replaced by an embroided cap with a fir edging.
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