Feast of the Transfiguration

Religious in Setomaa

Every year on 19 August hundreds of Setos come to Obinitsa for a procession from the church to the neighbouring cemetery, which has been a place of burial for over 1800 years (long before the Christian invasion). It ends with a communal graveyard picnic featuring lots of apples and honey, and the leaving of food on graves for the departed souls.

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