On the eve of the Annunciation at the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, birds were released into the African sky

On the eve of the Annunciation at the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, birds were released into the African sky

On Sunday, April 6th, on the eve of the feast of the Annunciation – at the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Johannesburg – according to an old Russian custom, birds were released.
Since long ago, there has been a tradition in Russia to release birds on the day of the Annunciation and with that proclaim the freedom given by God to everyone in this world.
“Native custom of antiquity”, as Alexander Pushkin wrote about it, waned during the revolution and was revived only in the mid 90’s.