Of course, each nation has its own traditions, customs and festivals, many of them very original, and at first incomprehensible. In General, we all have our own standards of behavior, belief and a way of expressing emotions. Ceremonial events often become a kind of ritual, which is sometimes very interesting to watch, but sometimes that is perceived as savage. I propose to draw attention to unusual holidays and festivals of different countries. Will visit America, Asia and Europe.
Festival El Colacho
This distinctive festival is held every year in the Spanish town of Castillo de Murcia in June. The goal is to jump over small children.
People collect all newborns and lie on the pillows. Then comes Colaco − disguised as a man, symbolizing the devil running. He runs up and starts to jump over children. This rite symbolizes the cleansing from disease and fears. Quite unusual, although somewhat resembles pagan traditions, some dates Slavs had celebrated by jumping over the fire.
This annual celebration takes place on Christmas in the Peruvian Andes. He concludes that fairly drunk parties converge in the circle of spectators and begin Continue reading
Deeply embedded in modern culture Halloween, fascinating and mystical Mexican Day of the dead, a truly creepy Madagascan day turning bones and other scary beautiful festivals of the world from which you cannot look away, even when the blood begins to state in my veins.
Extremely popular in the U.S. and Europe, Halloween is today, perhaps the most extensive collection of freaks in the world. Began its modern history as the Eve of all saints day, this Christian holiday dedicated to honoring saints and deceased relatives, soon turned into a real festival of evil, a costumed procession, which is attended by everyone from young to old. In some sense it is even symbolic, given that the origins of the holiday go back even further, into the depths of the centuries and the traditions of the ancient Celts, who have this day marked the end of harvest and the transition to winter period, i.e. New year. The Celts called this the night of Samhain or Samharam. At this time they were extinguished in their houses the fire used to wear animal skins to ward off evil spirits and left treats to appease them. Symbol of the holiday was the pumpkin with the sacred fire within.
When: October 31
Day of the dead
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“In the whole world there is no holiday more beautiful and more beautiful no celebration”, – such words were heard at the Christmas concert in the drama theatre, Kursk. This concert is a Christmas miracle for us, and each time you get a new. This time the actors and the script gave us the chance at a Christmas party and “visit” at a ball in the 19th century, and “walk”
in the winter woods, and even “ride” in a sleigh, rushing on to the stage.
Traditionally, the concert began in the evening on Christmas day and collected hundreds of Kursk, which pleased his art artists – pupils of Sunday schools of the churches of the diocese of Kursk, creative teams Kursk state Philharmonic. The concert was opened with the speech of the children and youth choir “Lamp” the Church of All Saints (head Rimma Damn): sounded troparion and kontakion of the Nativity.
Smoking congratulated Metropolitan Kursk and Rylsky Herman and the Governor of Kursk region Alexander Mikhailov.
The whole Orthodox world, dear brothers and sisters, celebrating the birth of Christ, said Bishop Herman. Is the main event in sacred history: remember the birth on earth of the son of God! God became a helpless baby, to go all the way earthly life, was in all things like unto us except sin. In the Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ was manifested Continue reading