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 story of the feast of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God in General is very interesting. Let’s start with the fact that at the end of the VI century in the city of Cauldron was a severe fire that destroyed half the city. After this fire the matron had a dream in which she was the mother of God and pointed to a place on the ashes where you need to dig up the icon. People went to the specified location and really found the icon. When the icon was made in a specially built temple, the two blind men were healed and began to see. After that the icon did not a little wonder. There are very interesting signs on the feast of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God.
Kazan – lady Mediatrix . The feast of the icon of Kazan Mother of God is considered one of the main female holidays. Of course, this Orthodox holiday, but in the old days women believed that on 4 November the mother of God helps them. It supports in times of trouble, strengthens the body and soul. There were many protective rites, used by women on this day.
Birch leaf beauty will give, from old saves. In women was a custom. Early in the morning on the feast of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God had to go to the nearest forest or birch grove. There it was necessary to find a birch tree whose leaves were frost-rimmed, Continue reading
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.