The traditions of Russian feast: 10 stacks for the roadPictolic
Russian feast was notable not only for hospitality, excellent appetizers, but also with plentiful libation. And, if for some reason a person was going to leave the hospitable owners, he was offered 10 stacks of "waste".
Traditional 10 stacks of "waste" had to drink in a certain sequence. Of them the notorious road was in 6th place when the participant of a feast were already at the yard. Just allowed the health to reach this step. And if the guest was able to stay in the saddle and out the gate, he is considered a hero. Offer you to get acquainted with the list of parting shots for the road.
"Not to leave evil in the glass"; "Who does not drink to the bottom — not wished them good"; "don't take so dislike," — says a Russian proverb.
When you leave the table drinking lifting.
When the guest was going to walk away from the table, he poured on the road, not wanting to trip and, God forbid, to fall. If he still kept and remembered that he had relied 4 stack.
Zaporozhye, the stack tipped over when a guest crossed the threshold.
Once on the yard, he drank courtly stack. Note that it's only the middle of the Russian tradition of farewell.
The next stage on the road. Her story also dates back to ancient times, when strangers put a glass on his staff, offering to drain her dry in a good way. If the guest hand trembled and he dropped a pile, poured out the content or conveyed to the mouth, it was left for the night.
Before you put your foot in the stirrup, leaned to drink tremendou. Well, since the guest was able to sit on a horse, he brought the 8th stack.
Fifth for to stay in the saddle. But to take the reins and do not fall off the horse — it's not the end of the journey but only the beginning. To quietly leave the hospitable hosts that were supposed to overturn the 9th stack.
Love the stack of guest drank before leaving the yard. And when he crossed the gate, was supposed to last stack.
Zavorotnaya stack overturned for the health of the guest, for his strength and endurance, for what it may be held, he was able to hit the road.