"Mukhovetska" - the territory along the river Mukhavets uniting Kobrin and Zhabinkovsky district, the Brest region (Belarus). The places, attractive to development of boating, including part of a medieval water trade way.
"Kumora" - means the storeroom, on a local Polesia dialect, this place where values are concentrated. And values of our edge are traditions of our ancestors, cultural and natural riches, ancient Belarusian cuisine, talent and skill of our handicraftsmen, unique historical places and hospitality of locals.
"Mukhovetska of a kumor" offers thematic entertainment programs and water and bicycle routes (of several o'clock, about several days) across the territory of Kobrin and Zhabinkovsky districts concentrated lengthways the rivers Mukhavets for combined group of tourists from 20 to 50 people, and also family weekend tours. Welcome to "Mukhovetska to a kumor", the world of open souls and doors!
Brest regional agro-industrial union (BROAPS)
One of values "Mukhovetskoy kumor" - rich history of the village of Zditovo where on the high picturesque river bank Mukhavets is located the agroestate "River". The owner of the estate – the tourist with a long-term experience, offers water hikes by boats under a sail and kayaks, to services of guests bicycles, tents, sleeping bags and other equipment.
Neris-agro peasant Farm
Economy, largest in Kobrin district. On its base the agroestate "Studinka" is located . Guests are given an opportunity to admire the primitive nature, to observe wild animals in a mini-zoo. Special sight of the estate is the ancient mill – object of historical and cultural value of the first half of the 20th century.
Alesin sad peasant Farm
The agroestate "Polesia Traditions" is a cozy corner in style of a country farmstead where you will plunge into the unique world of folklore holidays and ceremonies. In an ancient lodge there is the Russian furnace with a stove bench where with participation of guests pies and bread are concerned. Here it is possible to touch Christian culture of the Belarusian Polesia and to organize a photoshoot in ancient national suits.
Village history Pincers where there is an agroestate "Kupalinka" , traces the roots back in the 16th century, and since the end of the 18th century to the thirtieth years of the 20th century in the village there was a family estate of representatives of one of the most ancient Polish noble families of Shadursky. Shadurskiye belonged to Stolbov to noblemen (i.e. belonged to the highest nobility of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and after the Russian Empire).
The estate "Mazychi" kept rural style of the middle of the last century. Roofs covered with reed, studying ancient and modern ways of a roof. On a site there is a bath - a felling of a log house, in style of a hunting lodge of the XVIII-XIX century, logs are laid on a moss. In economy there is a mini-zoo where decorative and hunting bird species contain.
Agroestate "On Zarechnaya Street"
The ancient farm of Dershovo, on the picturesque river bank Mukhavets. On the estate "On Zarechnaya Street" the lodge of 1903 of construction with an oven and a fireplace where the rich collection of house utensils, clothes, furniture of the beginning of the XX century is collected remained, and also the souvenir shop of local masters of applied creativity is organized. The hostess - the artist, holds culinary master classes on the basis of the estate, collects, applies and distributes recipes of old Belarusian cuisine.
Agroestate "Volosyukov Farm"
The live embodiment of Stolypin reform of 1906, half a century more back of inhabited farms around villages was great variety, however for their present moment remained – pathetic units. One of such relicts which are descended from generation in generation is also the agroestate "Volosyukov Farm". It is the world of the magnificent nature which is combined with active country life and picturesque local culture.
OO of fans of arts of the region "Bialowieza Forest" and Brest region "ROUND"
National color in "Mukhovetska to a kumor" is brought also by local handicraftsmen. Coming out to agroestates with master classes and souvenir products, masters of applied creativity popularize regional culture, seek for revival of traditional crafts, education and education in the sphere of craft culture of the region.
VIR club of "Pyarunov Kolo"
One more valuable "a bagatelle kumor" - club of military and historical reconstruction of "Pyarunov Kolo". Digression about life, mythology, travel of the Slavic and Scandinavian people, knightly duels of an era of the early Middle Ages, a weapon collection, an armor and clothes – here not the full list of offers for tourists.
Cycle travel, hikes, fascinating kvesting on routes "Mukhovetskoy kumor", alloys on kayaks and boats along water routes will provide you the movement in the fresh air, the picturesque landscapes replacing each other, adventures, unforgettable impressions and a photo with memory. You enjoy beauty of the nature of the valley of the river Mukhavets and visit local sights. Stopping in hospitable estates it is possible to have a rest and try comfortably dishes of old Belarusian cuisine, own hands to make a souvenir, to participate in ceremonial holidays and to plunge into national traditions of the Belarusian Polesia.
Festivals, ceremonies, holidays
The main value "Mukhovetskoy kumor" are the creative, carried-away by the business people who give that unforgettable communication behind which modern tourists go. Annual carrying out on agroestates of festivals, ceremonial holidays and folklore festivities will not leave indifferent either locals of the region, or visitors of travelers.
History of orthodox holidays goes back to times of the Old Testament. Orthodox Christians are adjoined also by the holidays originating in New treasured time. Each of orthodox holidays is devoted to reminiscence of the major events in Jesus Christ's life and the Mother of God, and also memory of saints.
Christmas carol. Christmas Eve (on January 6th). This day fasted till the evening, and only with the first star sat down to a table on which among other fast dishes there have to be surely a kolivo and stewed fruit. All dishes surely prepared fast, among them most often there was Russian cabbage soup with mushrooms, oat kissel, uzvar from dried fruit. Sat down to have supper at the first star, lighting a candle on a kolivo. Under a cloth put hay or straw. It reminded that Jesus was born in a shed …
Christmas (on January 7-9). One of the main Christian holidays established in honor of the birth on Jesus Christ's flesh from Virgin Mary. Today most of believers celebrates Christmas on January 7 (according to an old Julian calendar), observe the forty-day Nativity Fast preceding it and come to temples to be present at the All-night vigil in honor of Christmas Holiday.
Christmas Christmas-tide (Vechorki on January 7-19). A Christmas-tide - a church holiday therefore are engaged in Christmas fortune-telling openly - risk to meet evil spirits becomes much less as Christ's birth, on beliefs, frightens off evil spirits and forces them to be more careful. Was considered that in Christmas days by means of different types of fortune-telling it is possible to learn what waits for the person.
During the Christmas-tide distinguish "sacred evenings" (on January 7-13) - for amusing, cheerful fortune-telling. And "terrible evenings" (on January 14-19) - for dangerous, risky. Most "true" is fortune-telling on Vasilyev evening - the eve on January 14, that is for old New year. It is considered that fortune-telling this day surely comes true.
Vadokhryshcha. Eve of epiphany (on January 19). A Baptism of the Lord, or the Epiphany, Orthodox Christians note on January 19. At Christians is it is one of the main holidays, it is equated to Christmas and the Trinity. This day remember Jesus Christ's baptism which he hosted at 30-year age. Then, according to the Gospel, the world the Blessed Trinity was. This day, by tradition, believers are dipped into an ice-hole, plunging into water, for the sake of the Holy Trinity three times. Such bathing, Orthodox Christians are sure, clears of sins and cures of diseases.
Maslenitsa (the last decade of February – Pancake Week). A holiday of a farewell to winter, on canons of Orthodox Church Pancake Week intended for training of the believing people for a post. In traditional Belarusian life this week became the brightest, the holiday filled with pleasure of life. Said that Maslenitsa "sang-danced the whole week, ate-drank, the friend to the friend on a visit hazhivat, in pancakes rolled, in oil bathed".
Yuryevsk a gostyna (on May 6 – Yurye's holiday) (it is carried out in the first decade of May). It is long custom of the first pasture of cattle. Yury is the trustee of animals and agriculture. Yury replaced pagan god Yarilo. This holiday more than what applies for the beginning of spring. On Yurye cuckoos begin to cuckoo. An agricultural and orthodox spring holiday with folklore songs of the region about the woken-up earth, about spring; driving of round dances, national dances and games.
Ethno-disco for children (during summer vacation). Performance of children's folklore collectives, master class in national dances, round dances, ancient games and entertainments, meeting with master handicraftsmen. An entertainment berry desserts, pancakes with honey, pastries and herbal tea.
(An Intercession of the Theotokos - on October 14). Carrying out time – the second decade of October)
Harvest holiday: exhibition sale of apples, vegetables, pickles, honey, pastries (pies, gingerbreads, bread). A gratitude ceremony to the earth during a harvest, a competition on the best vegetable sculpture, an exchange of recipes, festive festivities with participation of folklore collectives.
Slavic pagan holidays
At us remained many holidays which came obviously, from the remote past, from this the past when ancestors of present Belarusians were not Christians, but followers of pagan cults. The ancient Slavic calendar was under construction on the phenomena of four seasonal forms of pagan god of the sun — the Christmas carol – Yarilo – Kupayla - Svetovit attached to four astronomical solar events of year: the weak winter sun baby the Christmas carol — is born updated in the morning after Night of the Winter solstice; in Day of the Vernal equinox addresses in the strengthened Yarilo's sun young man; in Day of the Summer solstice addresses in the mighty sun husband of Kupayl; in Day of the Autumn equinox addresses in the growing old and weakening wise autumn sun old man of Svetovit dying at sunset before Night of the Winter solstice next morning to revive the updated sun baby the Christmas carol which is again gaining the solar strength.
Komoyeditsa – a holiday of the vernal equinox (on March 21 - 24)
Komoyeditsa - one of four major holidays of Kologod dated for the Vernal Equinox (Solstice). the spring Sun young man of Yarilo which gained strength kindles snow, banishes the bothered Winter and grants to the Nature approach of Spring.
Kupayla – a holiday of a summer solstice (on June 21 - 24). A festive meeting Slavs of rising of the summer sun which grew up and gained full strength, at dawn which addressed from Yarila's Sun young man in the mighty Sun husband of Kupaylu. In the people believed that this night the rivers shine special illusive light, and in their waters souls of the mermaids who died in shape bathe. On the ground witches, sorcerers and spirits which seek to do much harm to the person go, and plants and animals talk.
Veresen – a holiday of an autumn equinox (on September 21 - 24). The past summer solntse-Kupayla addresses in the wise autumn Sun old man of Svetovit which is gradually losing forces, then dying at sunset before Night of a winter solstice that next morning after this Night to revive the updated sun kid the Christmas carol which is again gaining the solar strength again. This time of summing up when it is harvested and all stocks the forthcoming winter are made. In pagan times for an autumn equinox celebrated the harvest holiday devoted to pagan god Rod (responsible for a harvest) and to his divine companions – Rozhanitsam.
Yol-Solntsevorot – a holiday of a winter solstice (on December 21 - 24). From all festivals of our ancestors of "Yol", undoubtedly, most important, the most sacred and the most powerful. The origin of the word "Yol" is lost in the depth of centuries. Most likely, it goes back to an Indo-European root with value "rotate", "turn", "wheel". Perhaps, it means "turn time", "turn of year", "time of sacrifices" or "dark time". The most important night - a solstice, the longest night in a year during which spirits become the real masters in this world. This night lit "Yol's fire" and protected the house from evil spirits; in the same night the most sincere oaths, promises and wishes of the benefits to relatives were made …
Day "Granny's prysmak", "Kitchen of the Middle Ages", "Russian cabbage soup yes porridge", "Bulbyana day", "Day of Hash brown", "A mushroom kingdom", etc., with tasting of domestic wines and fruit liqueurs. In coordination with the customer, "Mukhovetska of a kumor" holds gastronomic rounds in any day all the year round. In several hours you will participate in preparation of ancient dishes, receive as a gift recipes, you will get regional products of house preparation, and, the most pleasant - tasting of these dishes and drinks.
"Mukhovetska of a kumor" suggests to include the following objects of tourism in the program of visit of Kobrin district:
2-hour improving program: 4 waterslides, underwater rivers, geysers, jacuzzi, hydromassage and falls, Russian, Finnish and Turkish saunas, pool of 25 m and paddling pool. (at itself to have replaceable footwear, a towel, a bathing suit, soap accessories).
Travel to the world of ostriches, the biggest farm in Belarus. Guides will show open-air cages and shelters where there live ostriches. On a farm it is possible to buy and taste ostrich's meat, ostrich's egg — the size striking visitors, feathers which in old times were decoration of hats of women of fashion, and also the cosmetics made on the basis of ostrich's fat.
Excursion on showrooms (unique works of graduates and masters, the set of exhibits in equipment of a list on a tree, incrustation by straws, woodcarving and an art embroidery is collected here. Each of 7 halls differs in unique registration, way of giving of exhibits where the most modern materials are applied).
The Kobrin military and historical museum of Suvorov was founded in June, 1946 in the house which in the 18th century belonged to the great Russian commander and where he lived in 1797 and 1800. The museum is presented by two expositions, one of which is placed in the Suvorov house which is a monument history of the 18th century, and the second - in the new building of the museum, is collections of the weapon, regimentals, numismatics, documents and the fine arts.
Recreation park in Kobrin - a nature sanctuary of republican value. In park there is an amphitheater, children's entertainment center, attractions, a dance floor, water bicycles, Suvorov's bust. A composite axis is the central avenue (continuation of Suvorov Street) which comes to an end with a reservoir. The area of the park makes about 60 hectares.
Accommodation on several agroestates (till 10-20 persons) - $20 from the person.
Transport is provided for delivery to a lodging for the night by the owner of the agroestate.
Food: a lunch – 15; a dinner – 15; a breakfast – 5
Event, with the invitation of collective + a festive feast (3 - 4 hours) – $50 with persons.
The one-day program with 3-times food, accommodation and visit of objects of tourism on routes according to the program (all inclusive) – $80 with persons.
Dates of holidays will be appointed in coordination with customers, within the temporary periods stated above.
The venue of a holiday or ceremony is determined by coordination, seasonally, of the number of guests, the age contingent, etc. wishes.
Flexible programs of routes, discounts to children's groups – to 50% (till 12 years)
Belarus, Brest region, Kobrin district
Public council on development of agroecotourism of Kobrin district
The coordinator - Polikarpuk Alla Alekseevna
Phone: +375 (29) 793-31-91