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”.
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Spring meeting “Mertsishor” . the first week of the month, S. White Church, Rakhiv district
Romanian ethno-festival opens a series of regional celebrations of national minorities of Transcarpathia and is traditionally held in Tyachiv and Rakhiv districts, densely populated by the Romanian population. On this day people give each other small buttonholes in the form of flowers from the threads of white and red colors. This ornament as a holiday called Martisor. The Martisor is worn on the clothing of the entire March, and March 31 is removed and hung on flowering fruit trees. It is believed that through this people will be successful throughout the next year. According to legend, if you make a wish, hanging Martisor on the tree, it is always true.
The erotic literature festival “March cats”, Uzhhorod
Gathers writers, writers, poets ‘ texts and fans for public readings. The festival takes place on a city – in cafes, clubs, bars and even in Uzhhorod castle hear poetry and prose, modern young alternative literature. During the festival, body art, erotic exhibitions, and more.
International festival of brass music “Kantus”, Uzhhorod
Held in Uzhgorod once in two years. Founded the world-famous Transcarpathian chamber choir “Kantus”. The festival Continue reading
Long since in Ukraine the Sun was considered high and bright deity. It was called affectionately by Dazhdbog, i.e. God, the life giver, the God of light and goodness, in the face of which run all the dark and evil forces. That is, the ancient Slavs believed that they are the grandchildren of the Sun. And the author of “Word about Igor’s regiment” also calls the people Degdbgie grandchildren. Ancient Ukrainians, like other peoples of the world, were sun worshipers. They sang hymns to the Sun, created legends about him, sacrificed flowers, fragrant herbs, fruits and berries, turned to him with prayers.
The sun as the Supreme God, built on Russia temples-temples, which put the wooden image of the Sun — idols. Day and night the priests kept the sacred fire before the statues dazhdbog. People believed that the need to appease the Sun with prayers and songs, then it will be favoured them, to send a good and bountiful harvest. But if I get angry, I will send evil on people — drought, heat, hunger, misery. Therefore, during the year, spent the holidays in honor of the Sun. The most important ones: Midsummer and Christmas Carol.
Midsummer — the summer solstice festival. On this day, and the Sun has the greatest power destroys every evil itself is bathed in the morning Continue reading