This open air celebration turns into an excursion all over the village, about 8 km altogether, accompanied by songs and dances. This will allow you to become familiar with special features of the farmstead-type buildings of Karelian villages.
Fruit trees, such as apple trees, were first introduced to the Segozerye region in Padany. Older inhabitants can tell you why they were planted here first. They can also tell you about the pagan ritual of sacrifice held on Mahoshoori Island in Lake Seletsky. Should the weather permit, you might be able to visit this ritual island by Karelian wooden boat.
Interaction with the Segozerye National Choir in the course of these festivals will help you understand the peculiarities of national dances, such as the Kruuga, Lantsi, and Kadril. But should you wish, you may also learn to dance them. Simple Karelian national games will take you back to your childhood, and excursions to Karelian homes will introduce you to the life of Segozerye Karelians.
On Makovey day (according to tradition on August 1), the ritual of the Christening of Rus was held, and everyone cleansed themselves in water. The festival was always finished either by bathing or lavation.It was especially important for women, since bathing on that day washed away 40 sins!