For anybody not a secret that almost every people of planet Earth have inherited from their ancestors own tradition of celebrating the new year. We are not talking about the night of 31 December to 1 January, and on pagan holidays, which mark a change of season, the rebirth of life, the emergence of something new. And, as a rule, these holidays (Carnival in Russia, Mardi Gras in Western Europe and the USA, Fastnacht the Germans, Apokries in Greece, Carnival in Italy and Brazil) occur in the late winter — early spring.
What is celebrated at this time in the territory of Montenegro? It would seem that the answer is obvious — once the Montenegrins are Orthodox, like Russians, so too the carnival. However, this is not so, because the Carnival and Orthodoxy have nothing in common.
The history of the braided lace more interesting! There was a time when many cities of the modern Montenegrin coast was under the influence of Venice (and she’s famous for its carnival in the world!), so it is from this city and came to the Balkans tradition of CARNIVAL.
Tradition to rejoice all the people awaited the end of winter was born in the time of Ancient Rome — it was the feast of the Saturnalia. The word “carnival” comes from the Latin and means “farewell, meat” because he is, as a rule, before the beginning Continue reading
14 October in Belarus will celebrate the holiday – mother’s Day! Typically, this holiday has less publicity than the feast of the eighth of March. Although, in my opinion, much more logical to celebrate mother’s day, paying homage to their mothers than to celebrate the holiday feminists. While the TV screen mothers promised a concert and festive television programme.
There are several versions, where did this holiday. According to one version of the origins of this holiday are to be found in ancient Greece, the inhabitants at that time in the spring celebrated the feast of the mother of the gods gay. According to the second version in 250 BCE in Rome celebrated the feast dedicated to the mother of the gods Sebele (Cybele). And the Celts otmuchow mother’s Day, honour the goddess Bridget. From XVII to XIX century in England there was a tradition of celebrating mother Sunday(Mothering Sunday).This day was a tribute to mothers, it was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. In America, the tradition to celebrate this holiday appeared in 1870, when the activist women’s movement by Julia ward Howe appealed to all mothers. And then in may of 1907 another American Ann Jarvis from Grafton, West Virginia organized a celebration in honor of his deceased mother. The following Continue reading
Flower festival – one of the most popular and colorful holidays in many countries around the world, celebrated since ancient times and attracts attention of both local residents and guests of the event. A little about the history of the holiday and when it takes place in some countries.
Memorable and mysterious “flower” holiday in Russia has always been famous Ivan Kupala, which in some places was called Ivan Herbalist. This festival is held in the midst of the summer solstice, on the night of 7 July, old style – 24 to 25 June.
In Ukraine in the late summer – early autumn is traditionally held the annual city exhibition of flowers. Each year the exhibition has its own theme, for example, last year it was devoted to folk tales, and the year before that was called “Illusions of autumn”.
The flower festival is held in Baku on may 10, the birthday of the national leader and the 3rd President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.
Flower shows were held in Israel since the mid-1950s, until the early 90s. the Revived exhibition of flowers in Haifa became the largest flower exhibition in Israel in the entire history of the country. Just Park Hecht in the exhibition area in April 2012 were built 13 floral “palaces”.
One of the most Continue reading