40th Anniversary Festival

Concert by Hutsuls’ musical band
 

 

Concert by Hutsuls’ musical band

Hutsuls’ Wedding Ceremony

 

Hutsuls is an artistic group led by Mykola Iljuk. They are from Verkhovyna (Ukraine). The centre of group’s activity is tradition of Hutsuls, with particular concern for music and the ceremonies. Artists will perform in Gardzienice with a concert, for which they will play pieces taken from the Hutsuls’ ceremonial, shepherder’s music, and from traditional dances, like hucułka, arkan, triesunka and reszeto. The group will also present in Gardzienice the Hutsuls’ wedding ceremony, the performance alike the traditional Hutsuls’ wedding. This includes the costumes, music, dance and rituals.

The structure of the ceremony combines of:

  • Dressing the Bride in the traditional Hutsuls’ dress.
  • Ritual “the Tree” symbolizing the wedding itself.
  • Greeting ofthewedding guests with music.
  • Entrance to the chapel, with a traditional singing for the departure of a daughter.
  • The return of the Bride from the wedding, bestowing with sweets and offering honey.
  • „Zastillia” - songs and traditions related to feasting by the tables.
  • „Pownycia” - collecting gifts and money from the guests.
  • Songs, dances and the wedding games.
  • Refreshments.
  • Ritual of undressing of the Bride.
  • Placing „The Tree” by the foundation of the hut - the closure of the wedding feast.


Cast of the performance:

Świetlana Iljuk - Fiancée and the Bride
Nazar Iljuk - Fiancée and the Groom, musican: drums
Mychajło Wandżurak- father of the fiancée
Paraska Raszkowska - mother of the fiancée
Mykola Iljuk - Male Matchmaker, musician: violin
Marija Iljuk - Female Matchmaker
Marija Zuziak - guest of the wedding
Wasyl Haradżuk- guest of the wedding
Jurij Tafijczuk - musician: flute
Wasyl Tymczuk - musician: cimbalom
Groomsman
Bridesmaid

 

 
 
 
 

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