New year – one of the most fun and favorite holidays of our people. But as we meet him, he was not always so.
Actually, it took quite a long time before he became our most long-awaited holiday. And journalists family online magazine how it was before.
Below we will consider:
The emergence of the New year in foreign countries
To celebrate the New year people began in ancient times. Let us consider the formation of celebrating the New year as a holiday in various countries around the world.
In India . Mesopotamia, Armenia, he was met on March 21, the equinox, when spring comes, and began field work was done for a reason, and in order to obtain a rich harvest.
In Ancient Greece, New year is celebrated on 22 June, when it was the longest day of the year. Celebrated its fun, with processions in mummers costumes satyrs, glorifying the God of Wine, Dionysus.
In Ancient Egypt, New year was celebrated in September, the mysteries in honor of the star Sirius. The priests performed the ceremony in honor of the star appeared in the sky.
But Rome has left a bright trace in the formation and celebration of the New year, thanks to the legendary Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. It was he who introduced his calendar with 365 days, 7 days a week. It is for him in an enlightened Continue reading
NORILSK. “Taimyr Telegraph” in Norilsk Today starts the second art festival of Northern cities in the world “Parallels”.
In the period from 26 September to 10 October, viewers will see performances, concerts, shows, laboratories, exhibitions and workshops. The program of the festival included traditional genres (drama, classical music, musical), and experimental storytelling (art of storytelling), plastic theatre, hip-hop Opera.
A few hours before the opening of the organizers and participants of the creative forum (actors, Directors, playwrights, artists, musicians, dancers and photographers from Russia, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Holland and Estonia) spoke with local journalists.
As stressed by the General producer of the festival Catherine said, “it’s not every day come to Russia groups on the global level and go to the region’s transit through both capitals, not stopping them”.
Creative forum opens with the premiere of the Norilsk polar drama theatre. VL. Mayakovsky’s “Crazy day or the Marriage of Figaro” – the vaudeville on Beaumarchais’s play staged by the honored 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
Mexican Day of the dead Continue reading