maandag 23 januari 2017

winterrituelen in de pers

 Men ride their wooden sledge during a traditional Bavarian horn sledge race, known as 'Schnablerrennen,' in Gaissach, Germany, on Sunday. The race is held annually on sledges with long horn-shaped runners. Sledges were formerly used to bring hay or logs down from the mountains. Matthias Schrader/AP 
 Shrine parishioners using wooden pots throw cold water on themselves during the annual cold-endurance festival at the Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine in Tokyo on Saturday. Pouring cold water on their bodies is believed to purify their souls. Eugene Hoshiko/AP

 Local residents take part in celebrations of the Kolyada pagan holiday, which over the centuries has merged with Orthodox Christmas festivities and marks the upcoming end of winter, in the village of Martsiyanauka, Belarus, on Saturday. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

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