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History of the New year. How was the holiday?

 

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

Lithuanian cheese Dainava Festive dishes of the peoples of the world

 

2 litres whole milk 1 kg of cottage cheese 100 g sour cream 100 g butter 2 chicken eggs 1 tablespoon cumin salt – a big pinch pot 4-5 liters a piece of gauze in 4 or 5 additions

How to cook

In a heavy-bottomed pan boil the milk. put in milk cottage cheese and cook over low heat, stirring constantly.

As soon as the milk will curdle and form a serum ( it took me 10 minutes), turn the heat off.

Pour cumin boiled water.

Put a large durag gauze and lay there curd clot.

To drain the whey. It takes 30-40 minutes.

Sour cream, melted butter, lightly beaten eggs mixed with cheese paste and RUB through a sieve (so did in ancient times). I struck podrobnym blender until smooth.

Add the drained cumin and salt and again mix thoroughly.

In a heavy-based saucepan, dissolve a little butter. put back the cheese mass, and stirring constantly. to warm up. Heated weight will melt and slightly resemble a dough.Once the structure of the cheese mass will change to put in a canvas bag or cheesecloth, and put it under pressure overnight.

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Unusual holidays and festivals in different countries and continents

 

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.

Peruvian Takanakuy

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