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Festivals

III international festival of Kozma prutkov will be held in Sablino 5 September. For the most sparkling statement Russian official will award the prize “Chernomor”, and on the free Cabinet “Kosirai!” the participants will try reading your own or someone else’s work. The main event will be Prutkovskim reading.

Kozma Prutkov – literary mask, under which in different years were published in the journals of the brothers Zhemchuzhnikov and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Satire, sayings and fables Kozma prutkov ridiculed mental stagnation and political “loyalty”. September 5 is the birthday of count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, who has made the greatest contribution to the formation of the image of Kozma prutkov. Not coincidentally, the festival is held on the territory of the nature monument “Sablino” where Tolstoy and came up with the idea of creating the image.

On Prutkovskim readings will have eminent scientists and cultural figures of St. Petersburg with reports on the subject of speech communication. There will be several round tables with the participation of journalists and publishers, also dedicated based on the work of Kozma prutkov. The culmination of the event will be the premiere of the play prutkov-senior “Chereposlov, that is to say, phrenology” at 17: 00 on the outdoor stage. Continue reading

The Best beer festivals

Until then they hadn’t invented beer, it is unknown where people communicate and spend their leisure time. Today for this purpose there are not only pubs, restaurants and bars, and beer festivals. Below we present the ranking of the most popular beer festivals in the world.

Oktoberfest (Oktoberfest)

The Germans – the best beer nation in the world. According to statistics drinking beer in Germany, 68% of women and 93% of men. It is therefore not surprising that one of the largest beer festivals Oktoberfest takes place in Germany.

It was first held in October of 1810, during the celebration of the marriage of king Ludwig the First and Therese of Saxony. At the time, were arranged in a mass parade of horse races and beer. The event was so pleased the monarch that he ordered to conduct annual beer festival. Since then, every 3rd Saturday of September, millions of tourists and residents come to Oktoberfest, which is held on the Theresienwiese. Here are erected huge tents, designed for several thousand people. Each tent is a branch of the famous Munich beer.

During the celebration beer festival every year 11 million visitors drink pints of beer, eat more than 800 thousand sausages and about 750 thousand chickens.

Beer mile

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Mother’s Day

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

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