Toste-mari

Russian - A Cheremis festival of the dead, held in the weeks before Easter and Whitsun. On these days, it is said that the dead rise from the earth and walk in their own village. Sometimes called Toste-mari, Nelle parjam, Nelle parjam, Nellese, toste-mari, Sorta ketse, Sorta ketse, Sorta pairam or Sorta pairam.

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