Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Subotnik




The Russian answer to spring cleaning is the tradition of subotnik, which began as an actual holiday during Soviet times, and now seems to generally refer to the idea of taking a day after the snow melts to clean everything up. A few weeks ago, all of the teachers and staff got together to clean up the trash, beer bottles and potato chip wrappings that had been thrown down the hill and crept into our yard. You can see Molly and I were hard at work as we meditated to help inspire everyone else's efforts.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you living with a family there? If you are living with a russian family though, I think they are being very kind to you by leading you into russian culture. Good adults usually show their appreciation when they recieve kindness.

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