News, but not the serious kind
Care for some more folk vodka?
Blog Guy, you have access to news from all over the world, and you should do more to celebrate other cultures. As times change, we need to reflect on old values and traditions.
You’re right. Today we’ll have a look at an ethnographic festival in a village in Belarus.
Thanks. So what are they doing at this ethnographic festival? Folk dancing? Playing traditional music?
They’re making vodka. The caption says people gather “to remember the old ways of life with different kinds of handicrafts.”
That seems odd, Blog Guy. Whenever I drink homemade vodka I don’t even remember my name, much less “the old ways of life.” What does “ethnographic” mean, anyhow?
It must be another word for homemade vodka.
Can you show us anything from this festival besides jugs of hooch?
Yeah. Here is a “national emblem made from vegetables.”
Can you imagine how much of this ethnographic stuff you’d have to drink before you’d want to make one of those?
Top and right: Men make homemade vodka during an ethnographic festival in the village of Liaskovichi, Belarus, September 17, 2010. During the two-day festival, people gather to remember the old ways of life with different kinds of handicrafts which were used in the last few centuries.
Left: A man sleeps next to a national emblem made from vegetables during the ethnographic festival.
REUTERS photos by Vasily Fedosenko