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
The legendary Brazilian, exotic Bolivian and beach Dominican [photos]
Carnivals, though invented in Europe. but in a New Light now walk brighter and more exotic. Those traditions that were brought by the conquistadors and missionaries, added Indian and African dances and outfits.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: VISA AND.
The closest and the most accessible of all American carnival in the Dominican Republic. From Moscow to Punta Cana direct flights “Transaero” and “Aeroflot”, the country visa-free for Russians, prices for tours, though not cheap, but quite affordable.
To see the bright sight, have to break away from the beaches and come up from your hotel in one of the cities of the Dominican Republic. The main procession will be held on the Malecon waterfront in the capital, Santo Domingo. But the oldest carnival in the country makes a noise in the provincial city of La VEGA. and it is recognized by UNESCO as one of the four best carnivals in the world. In the town of Monte Cristi are the most noticeable characters of the Fiesta is not a beauty in elegant dresses as well. the bulls (Spanish tradition, not otherwise),
To write this review made me wonderful memories of our trip to Czech Republic in June 2012. Next month in an old Czech town again will take place the traditional festival of the Five-petal rose. I want to be there. But we came to this festival by accident. Regular excursion programs offer to visit the city and to visit the castle Deep. But this time the tour coincided with the festival. Surprisingly, many tourists from our group refused to go, say what’s there to see. How did they regret later.
The Czech Krumlov is a small historic town in southern Bohemia. From Prague we drove almost 2 hours. The city has retained its old appearance and is currently under the protection of UNESCO.
The city is very beautiful and deserves its separate story. And today we have the famous festival in the world with a Five-petal rose. Its name he received from the family arms of the Rosenbergs, once owned this town and surrounding lands. These days in the city attracts tourists from all over the world. With most dressed in medieval costumes.
The festival in the city these days let free men in suits, the rest Continue reading