Krasnaja Gorka

Krasnaja Gorka the Sunday after Easter The name of this holiday means "beautiful" or "red" hillock. A woman holds a red egg and round loaf of bread facing East and sings a Spring song. Afterward, a doll of Marzanna, the goddess of winter, is destroyed. Khorovods, or circle dances, are performed on this day. A woman mimes the actions of sowing, reaping and spinning flax, as she sings, "Turn out well, turn out well, my flax. Turn out well, my white flax."