Malanka and Vasyl

© ethnic photographer Anna Senik
Models: Eduard Krutko, Kateryna Kibenko, Andrii Levchenko
Costumes: Eduard Krutko, Roman Volodin, Valentyna Fedorenko
Location: Ethnographic collection “Drevo”
A fun Ukrainian masquerade tradition during the celebration of the New Year on the Julian calendar: girl is disguised as a female character – St. Vasyl, a young man disguisedas a folk female character – Malanka, and another man disguised as a goat. This tradition dates back to pre-Christian time.