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Grimaces of joy and happiness: at the holiday "Alhalalalai" scared of volcanoes

On Kamchatka in the 29-th time was a big national holiday

A beautiful rite of thanksgiving to nature and a crow of Kutha, a contest "Mimsh" for the best housewife, speed cutting of salmon, a grimace match and a dance ethno-marathon for endurance, where records were broken - the ritual feast "Alhalalalai" gathered a record number of guests.

Grimaces of joy and happiness: at the holiday "Alhalalalai" scared of volcanoes
Photo: Olga Logvinets
"Alhalalalai" is a magnet for tourists, residents of different Russian cities and visitors from abroad have come to Kamchatka to participate in it. Conventionally, "Alhalalalai" translates as "thank you". To thank the nature of the peninsula relies collectively, with the maximum investment of decibels - and this opened a national holiday with a name that can be sung.


In the old days, the Itelmen celebrated the end of the way and harvesting in November, in the dugouts: "The ancestors of this people, in preparing provisions for the winter, had the custom of beginning their labor to sacrifice God, and then have fun among themselves, coming to visit each other ... "- SP wrote. Krasheninnikov in his work "Description of the land of Kamchatka." Most of the ceremonial ceremonies were also presented at the modern event at the Pimcha camp.

It is unrealistic to collect all those who wish to reconstruct the dwellings reconstructed according to the patterns of their ancestors these days, because the last three decades of "Alhalalalai" have been walking extensively in the open air and in September, until the frosts hit. For a couple of days the salmon get carte blanche for spawning.



And already caught coho, sockeye salmon or chinook at the holiday are dynamically cut. Competition for the best hostess - "Mimsh" - as an examination in the institute of noble maidens with a national flavor. We need to prepare a delicious dish, and dance, and tell a fairy tale in our native language. For men - the competition "Leo Ikhlh" with lifting weights.




The pictures below are like ready memes. In the traditional grimace competition for scouring bad spirits - gamuls, according to the Itelmen tradition, inhabiting volcanoes, two teams fought. Local and from Israel. Tourists themselves expressed their readiness, but with a slight backlog blew. By the way, in the old days, horror through tyranny on the otherworldly forces was directed only by women. Men were not supposed to flirt with facial expressions. But when you really want, you can persuade the judges. Or - scare.




At sunset, the biggest disco of the peninsula began, it's the Russian Open Championship on the dances of indigenous small peoples of the Kamchatka Territory, they dance until I fall. The prize fund is half a million rubles. Before the final dangle 4 pairs. The most enduring were Nadezhda Neelova and Dmitri Petrovets, who set a new record: 16 hours 50 minutes to battle tambourines, rain noise and the unchanged national playlist in non-stop format. The judges allowed the pair to have a snack, but they also had to quench their thirst and hunger in the dance. To retire from the marathon was allowed only for trips to the toilet.

Professional groups "Koritev", "Angt", "Piliun", "Algu", "Nurgenek" and "Weim" set the rhythm and decorated the holiday, but in the competition "the most staunch on the dance floor" did not participate.




The most hardy dancers Alkhalalalaya received an award of 200 thousand rubles from the government of the Kamchatka Territory for two. After breaking last year's record for 5 minutes, Nadezhda and Dmitry, they say, fell and rested for a long time on the grass.

Photo Shoot: Olga Logvinets, Asya Uskova.

Information: The holiday "Alhalalalai" is included in the national calendar of events, which are interesting for tourists, formed by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.