: Spring songs take over city streets in western Ukraine
Society16:45 May. 5, 2016

Spring songs take over city streets in western Ukraine

Ancient Ukrainian tradition features lots of dancing, singing and playing 

Easter celebrations in Ukraine last a little beyond the Resurrection Sunday.

In a city of Terebovlya which is in the western part of the country, traffic was stopped because of a spring song and dance.  

Read also Egg tapping and blood of Christ: Easter traditions in Ukraine and Europe

Haivky or better known as the spring songs traditionally combine singing, dancing, and games.  They are usually performed by a group of young men and women who join hands to form a large circle.  But on occasion, the circle is broken.  This gives way to the so-called crooked dance which lets the dancers get a little loose and take over the streets. 

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