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 August, before the tourist opened many opportunities for travel, so the choice is not so simple. It is best to understand the traditions and culture of local holidays. So the question “where to go in August,” we boldly answer – for holidays and festivals!
The Burning Man Festival
Translates literally this event as “burning man” and represents more than a festival, a social utopia that unfolded in a desert area of Nevada. Declared 10 principles in accordance with which the city lives, consisting of 45 000 participants of the Burning Man festival.
The participants will present their works of art, often unusual and fantastic, however, as their clothes. Artists arrange performances and dances. At several venues DJs 24 hours a day they play music.
Each participant needs to find their own food, meals, lodging and other vital things. Thus, at the end of the holiday, from the host of the party should not remain also a trace. On the last day of the festival suit set fire to a wooden man – Burning Man symbol.
Where to go . the desert of black Rock, Nevada, USA
When . the last Monday of August to the first Monday of September
The tradition of celebrating Valentine’s Day, aka Valentine’s Day, came to us from the West. The lovers on this day people give each other gifts, tender, Valentines, and, of course, a Declaration of love. Interesting history of this holiday.
The history of Valentine’s Day
There is a beautiful legend about the origin of Valentine’s Day. According to this legend, Claudius II — the Roman Emperor who ruled in the third century ad, was a staunch opponent of unions because they interfered with his legions to conquer the country. Therefore, the Emperor issued a decree that forbade to marry. Priest Valentine, contrary to the decree, all the same continued to secretly marry lovers. For this he was thrown into prison, after which he was sentenced to death. The young daughter of the jailer, seeing the priest and hearing his story, loved it. Valentin said her affection. But as seeing it was not possible, the lovers communicated through correspondence. On 14 February 270 years, the day of his execution, the priest sent his lover last love note with the caption «Valentine».
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