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),
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