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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In a tiny Belgian town Kiewit, hidden in the outskirts of Hasselt, does not have its own airport. But this is a minor annoyance – not a hindrance for hundreds of thousands of music fans flocking to the annual Pukkelpop. A Grand open air, with its roots back in 1985, was created on the initiative of the youth organisation Humanistic Youth of Leopoldsburg.
In just a few years guys, hardly naskrebla money to a number of avant-garde artist Anne Clark, became millionaires, and organized their holiday music is one of the most famous in Europe. Pukkelpop specializing in alternative compositions, lasts three days in August and attracts more than 150 thousand listeners. Despite two consecutive years of tent city were the victim of ruthless elements, the interest in the celebration of music is not quenched. This year eight of its scenes were Ella Eyre, Calvin Harris and GTA, and the next festival, scheduled for 20-22 August 2015, promises to please the melodies Sweethead, Glass Animals and The Neighbourhood.
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“The most important dance music event on the planet” – describe Sensation connoisseurs of electronic music. Until 2005 the festival, organized by the P-Man and Dangerous Dave with the assistance Continue reading