Zorinsk Local Customs

  • 2 October Street, Zorinsk
    2 October Street, Zorinsk
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  • Coalminers Square (old poster), Zorinsk
    Coalminers Square (old poster), Zorinsk
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    Attending a Liturgy

    by hunterV Updated Apr 22, 2011

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    Liturgy in Zorinsk, Ukraine

    When I was in Zorinsk for the second time, I attended an Easter Liturgy and the cathedral dean Father Alexey kindly allowed me to take this picture.
    You can only see elderly people at the liturgy, maybe because it was a working day.
    A new cathedral was built on the eastern outskirts of the town...

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    St.George's Cathedral

    by hunterV Updated Nov 21, 2009

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    Town church, Zorinsk, Luhansk region
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    The town's church is called St.George's Cathedral.
    It is located in this old building. You can see the church bells at the entrance.
    Father Alexey is the cathedral dean.
    I had the pleasure of meeting him during my short stay there.
    A new cathedral has been built on donations: St.Nickolas Cathedral
    The liturgies are held in the temporary church - St.George's Church located in the building of the former music school. The church dean is Father Alexey.

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    Town Day Celebrations

    by hunterV Updated Nov 21, 2009

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    Coalminers War Memorial, Zorinsk
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    Town Day is observed on the third weekend of September.October Street - the central one in Zorinsk - has the Soviet title of Model Maintenance Street The memorial plaque bearing that inscription is attached to house #2.

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    International Women's Day

    by hunterV Updated Mar 31, 2008

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    Town Club, Zorinsk, Ukraine

    Like in many towns and cities of Ukraine, International Women’s Day is widely observed in the town.
    It is celebrated at the coalmine’s club in Theater Street.
    You can attend a gala concert , a show and go to a dance in the evening.
    Have fun!

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    Clean Thursday

    by hunterV Written Apr 30, 2005

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    Town park, Zorinsk

    This is how we call Thursday before Easter.
    On this day students and employees traditionally work in the town parks and streets cleaning them, whitewashing the tree trunks (to prevent caterpillars from climbing the trees and to decorate the trees), taking away the litter.
    This is also a day of peace and quietness where you have to think about your soul once again.

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    Famous Chefs

    by hunterV Updated Apr 30, 2005

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    Lenin Street, Zorinsk, Ukraine

    The town’s medical compound consists of two departments, the ambulance and three drugstores.
    The town hospital is known for its good chef and dishes, especially baked products. Practicing students who came to Zorinsk were treated to great lunches at the hospital canteen and enjoyed them immensely!
    Ask permission of the chief physician or coordinate it with the town council and go to that canteen to taste the best local cuisine.

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    Young People’s Disco

    by hunterV Written Apr 30, 2005

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    Beside young people’s highway café, there is another opportunity they use to make new friends and to relax.
    They go to the opposite side of the highway to the village of Bayrachki that is subordinated to the town council.
    There is a good club with a disco in this village.
    It is always good to meet new people and to have a good time together. They go to the café in that village and then to the dance.

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    Coalminer’s Day

    by hunterV Written Mar 1, 2005

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    Coalminers Square (old poster), Zorinsk
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    This professional holiday is observed on the last Sunday in August in all coalminers’ towns and cities of the former Soviet Union.
    On the eve of this holiday the town gets ready for the celebrations. The streets and squares are cleaned and decorated. Even the stadium acquires a festival look. On that day a soccer match is usually held at the town stadium. The local soccer team Coalminer receives another team from a neighboring town in Perevalsk District.
    This marvelous long-awaited day comes. The holiday atmosphere reigns in the town. You can see unusually many people in the streets. All of them seem to be in a good mood. They all go to the central square where a gala meeting is held. Coalminers and their teams are conferred with diplomas for their excellent work. Veterans of labor receive money rewards.
    The gala meeting is followed by a gala concert where the students of the music school perform. The musical turns are followed by dances performed by Avita show ballet that consists of female students of the local secondary school. The coalminers themselves take an active part in the concert and entertain the public with their owns turns.
    Then traditional meals are cooked and served in the open at the stadium and barbeque is grilled. All this festival turns into a mass people’s holiday that is sure to last till night.

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    Russian Winter Festival

    by hunterV Written Mar 1, 2005

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    Russian Winter (Shrovetide) is observed in winter at the town stadium.
    It is a big people’s celebration with field soup, pancakes and games.
    This pole serves as the Gifts pole during the holiday. It is greased with wax and people have to climb it to get presents hanging on the cross above...

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    Victory Day

    by hunterV Written Mar 1, 2005

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    Victory Day meeting, Zorinsk

    Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) is observed on May 9 in our country.
    There are a lot of war veterans in the towns and its neighboring villages.
    They are all invited to a big Victory Day celebration in Zorinsk.
    People gather at the Coalminers War Memorial and then they join in a procession to the Common Grave of the Soviet soldiers who fell in the battles for the liberation of Zorinsk in 1943.

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    Paying the Tribute to Liberators

    by hunterV Written Mar 1, 2005

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    The common grave of the Soviet soldiers

    Here you can see the point of the destination of Victory Day procession: the common grave of the Soviet soldiers who fell in the battles for liberation of this town in 1943.

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    Victory Day Procession

    by hunterV Written Mar 1, 2005

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    Victory Day procession, Zorinsk, Luhansk region

    This procession takes place every May 9 in Zorinsk.
    The town mayor and many town residents join it to honor the memory of the fallen soldiers who liberated the town from the Nazi invaders in 1943.

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