The holiday Lud includes round dances and related games. After the general round dance “the beauty contest” starts. Well-dressed girls- brides- are taken to a homemade stage where they present their merits and talents, demonstrate their embroidery and pies. The sports part of the festivity includes jumps over sledges, lasso tossing, and weight casting.

The holiday is held in the Komi language that highlights the ethnic flavor of the Komi Republic. The principal feature of Lud is absence of spectators in it, and everyone becomes a participant of the ceremony.