Bocian Biały w dolinach rzek

As part of the promotion of the project "Protection of white stork in the river valleys of eastern Poland" we recall old, folk customs.
In the past, on the occasion of the Annunciation, the housewives in Podlasie villages used to bake buns in the shape of stork's paws - Buslowe Łapy. These paws were then put in the nest as a gift for the birds returning from their migration.
A busioł (stork) brought children and happiness to the farm. The stork's nest was believed to prevent fire. In the times of thatched roofs people were very afraid of fires. "Busioł, busioł, here's your paw, here's your hut ".
The photos were taken during classes in the library in Sztabin

 

Buslowe łapy w Sztbienie Buslowe łapy w Sztbienie Buslowe łapy w Sztbienie

 

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