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
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