Komi Zyrians Traditional Culture

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Fotoalbums:  Days of the Komi republic in Syktyvkar in Aug. 2011,
Celebrations of the 90 years anniversary of the Komi state foundation

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  Коми Республике 90 лет

90th anniversaryGRANNIES Dance groupFashion show paradeFinnish delegation

* The "Shondiban" is the most famous and important Komi Zyrians national traditional holiday. The name "Shondiban" originally means the meeting of the Sun, when a cold winter is over. Traditionally it was the most celebrated holiday in Komi. The name carries the symbol of the circle also, and the circle at the same time has the meanings of the Sun, of the year, a circle of friendly people, a smile at a face and others. The most known dance is called "Shondiban" too.
Nowdays there is a tendency to call "Shondiban" another Komi great celebrations also.
* Take a look at the "Lud" celebration in 2011 to see the main Komi Izhvatas traditional holiday.

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