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ХӘАЖӘКЫРА (Meat Week) 2020

On 20 February, a traditional holiday of «Хәажәкыра» was celebrated on the territory of the New Athos Monastery (Khvazhkyra – the meat week and one of the preparatory weeks of the Great Lent).

Before the beginning of festive prayers and celebrations, Archimandrite Dorotheos (Dbar) told about the history and formation of the Abkhaz tradition of meat week.

Photoreport: Georgy Zakhartsev.
New Athos,
20 February, 2020.