Summer in our area for the holidays rich. Not a month – a celebration, and even more. And many take their origins from the distant past. They always celebrated with fun and panache. Today many of them are peculiar brands of the Kirov region.
This is a very ancient and unique Vyatka holiday, the first mention of which dates back to the early nineteenth century. According to the legend, the holiday was celebrated as a day of remembrance of those killed in fratricidal “hlynovsky battle” between the Vyatka and residents in the city of Vyatka and pagan customs were accompanied by whistling and dancing. It is no accident Swintonia was originally called “Pandemonium”.
Our ancestors began to celebrate Swisstony with the memorial service at Razdergannogo of the ravine. Morning they were devoted to prayer, and in the afternoon walked and had fun: singing songs, blowing whistles, fist fights, ate different foods, drank wine. This day was a job fair, to which Dymkovo masters prepared in advance: sculpted hollow clay balls — «sharise” and Dymkovo toys — the lady Cavaliers, bears, cows, horses, birds, did whistles.
Last Swintonia took place at the turn of the 1920-ies. In 1979, the elements of the holiday (fair, mass celebrations) were restored to the Day of Kirov city (June 12).
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In the world there are many religious holidays. Each religion, their rituals, traditions and ceremonies, accompanied with a Grand celebration.
The feast of Ashura symbolizes the Shiite Muslims the punishment of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein who was killed in battle in Karbala, Iraq, in 680 ad. It is a national holiday in countries such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon… photo: Afghan Shiites are engaged in self-flagellation with chains and blades during Ashura on December 27, 2009. (UPI/Hossein Fatemi)
Good Friday symbolizes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. Photo: Christians raise the crucifixion of El Salvador, Savalou (center) in the role of Jesus Christ during the ritual “the way of the cross” in Chicago April 2, 2010. The annual ritual on Good Friday, attended by thousands of people to traverse a distance of 2.4 km in the center of the Mexican-American community of Pilsen in Chicago. (UPI/Brian Kersey)
Vaisakhi – Sikh holiday, symbolizing the Foundation of the order of Hals in: Anandpur in 1699, the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Dropping out mid-April on the Gregorian calendar, Vaisakhi marks the beginning of harvest season. Photo: one of many moving Continue reading
February is the month of carnivals. They are all over Europe (and not only), leaving an unforgettable mark in the hearts. Two weeks General merriment and celebration — who has ever seen it, experienced it, felt it, he will not forget for ever. sell the ink cartridges expensive
Carnival in Venice.
The Venice carnival takes place 40 days to Easter, “mardigra” — “day of repentance”, the first day of lent, but mass holidays start in two weeks to this, when the Central area of the city, Saint-Marc, flies the dove. In ancient times on the opening day of the carnival on a rope, fastened between the bell tower and the neighbouring Palace, allowed the prisoner, who showered from above the ground with rose petals. If the old lady reached the end, hoping for a good year, fell — was expecting bad times. Subsequently the prisoner has replaced acrobat, and then faux wood pigeon, from which the square flowers. 2001, the townspeople decided to revive the forgotten tradition — instead of artificial and dove over the rope again slid acrobat, dressed as an angel. In General, the carnival is a view in theatres, palaces, coffee houses and small play houses, this is a General atmosphere of celebration in the crowd of the common people mingle with aristocrats, and behind the masks Continue reading