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Posted on 12/19/2010 11:29:11 AM PST by blam
Red Festival In Udmurtia
19 November 2010, 07:50
The Udmurts are the most red-haired Finno-Ugric people, the most red-haired nation in Russia, and as far as the rest of the world is concerned, they are inferior only to the Irish in this respect.
The so-called Red Festival, which gathers a lot of people, takes place annually in the capital of Udmurtia, Izhevsk. There organized such contests and competitions as Mother, Father and I are a Red Family (the most red-haired family contest), Mischievous Gingers (the most red-haired child contest), as well as red pet contests for cats, dogs, hamsters, squirrels, goldfish, and a beauty contest Goldilocks.
The Festival is held at the beginning of September, enriched with marvelous autumn tints. Red music is heard everywhere, red fruit from the gardens and fields are far and near. Red VIP club gathers the most eminent red-haired people - scientists, journalists, writers, actors. The children of Shundy-Mumy (Mother of Sun) the Udmurts- being asked if they are gingers, proudly answer Yes!.
The motto of the Festival Gingers of the world, unite! appeal to the unity of all the Finno-Ugric people, who are notable for their red hair. The Festival has already reached Republic and interregional scale, and it may become the brand of the Finno-Ugric world!
I love “Gingers”!
I just might attend this festival, along with 2 of my daughters and some of our grandkids—if it didn’t involve getting on a plane—which I don’t plan to do ever again..........
Hot tempered as well ...
"YEKATERINBURG, Russia In a medieval Siberian graveyard a few miles south of the Arctic Circle, Russian scientists have unearthed mummies roughly 1,000 years old, clad in copper masks, hoops and plates - burial rites that archaeologists say they have never seen before."
"Among 34 shallow graves were five mummies shrouded in copper and blankets of reindeer, beaver, wolverine or bear fur. Unlike the remains of Egyptian pharaohs, the scientists say, the Siberian bodies were mummified by accident. The cold, dry permafrost preserved the remains, and the copper may have helped prevent oxidation."
It sounds delightful. What a pleasure to read about an innocent, happy celebration in these troubled times.
Couldn't happen here, it'd be racist.
Diversity has made us so strong, eh?
Yup! We’ve been here since the beginning—must have sprung from some sort of red ape—LOL!
I prefer Daywalkers to Gingers. :->
We’re EVERYWHERE! We’re EVERYWHERE!
Then you may appreciate this redhead appreciation thread, which I happened to stumble across recently.
(I don't remember what I was searching for when I found it, but after a short while, I didn't care).
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