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
In this article I would like to tell You about Easter in France and the traditions of its celebration.
In 2015, for all Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox believers lovely Easter holiday – Easter falls on April 5.
However, worldwide it is well loved not only by believers, but also many people that are not related to faith and religion, Easter is both a religious holiday and the holiday of spring and renewal. In addition, it is a great occasion to bring together family and friends, and for children to make their favourite pastime – hunting for eggs!
The French are sensitive to the feast of the Passover, in the cathedrals bells ring, are held celebratory mass, and in Easter week and many activities: exhibitions, workshops, talks, installations of the events of Christ’s life, praying together, etc.
But the French also value in Easter spring happy mood, the opportunity to gather the whole family at the holiday table, to see the happy faces of children looking in a garden of colorful eggs and candy. In France it is customary to greet each other with cards, treats, small symbolic gifts in the form of eggs, chickens, chickens, rabbits. Why? Let’s find out…
«my Child, go look at the rose…»
March 1, 2012, 20:30
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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