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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The very name of Bulgaria makes the picture beautiful and Sunny country. Golden beaches and picturesque mountains, pristine lakes, and lush hills, ancient cities and monuments, magnificent cuisine and wines, loud celebrations and festivals, vibrant nightlife, friendliness and genuine hospitality of the Bulgarians – all open to guests of the Rose of the Balkans.
In Bulgaria every tourist will find exactly what you need – anxious bliss beach holiday, adrenaline ski resort, hidden for centuries, the wisdom of the ancestors in the ancient caves, ancient temples, tranquility and beauty of natural reserves.
Familiarity with the most beautiful and interesting places of Bulgaria starts with a visit to its capital the ancient city of Sofia, which translated from Greek means “wisdom”. Modern its name comes from the majestic and beautiful Cathedral of St. Sophia, in which more than 17 centuries Orthodox service is held.
We can say that in Sofia are concentrated many of the most beautiful places pearls and religious Orthodoxy – the St. George rotunda, St. Nedelya Church of Saints Sedmochislenitsi, memorial Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and many other religious and historical places.
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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