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Advent

Advent was a four week fast before Christmas. During this time, people tried not to work in the evenings, especially after midnight, as evil spirits were thought to be about then. In Dzukija, quiet youth gatherings were common during Advent. Specific holiday songs and games graced these evenings.



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