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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I think that to wallow in the mud like pigs and small children? So you have never participated in this festival of mud and no idea how fun and enjoyable! So for you we have prepared a selection of the best “dirty” holidays of the world
San Antonio, TX, USA
A whole weekend of the second week of January, residents of the American city of San Antonio lying in the dirt. These days there is a small stream draining and cleaned dirt from the riverbed. Before guests tried not to come to the city at this time, but then someone from the city fathers came up with a good idea to turn a routine event in the festival, which has become a favorite among tourists. During the festival organizes many interesting events: running and football in the mud, the election of the king and Queen of Mud, exhibitions and even a parade of Dirt. And of course, anyone has the right peremeshatsya mud from head to toe.
While in the Brazilian capital city thunders carnival, in the small town of Paraty is “dirty” festival, the most suitable outfit for which is not elegant colorful shiny suit, and a bathing suit or swimming trunks. In fact, it is still the favorite Brazilian carnival, but all the participants Continue reading
Bulgaria — an Orthodox country living in the Gregorian calendar. In common with the Russian Orthodox Church is only the date of Easter and all other holidays conform with the Catholics.
Holidays and folk customs — an integral part of national cultural heritage. They are related to lifestyle and economic activity, mainly agriculture.
1-2 January-New year. Baptism (6). January 8 — «Indian day”. Women replace men in their traditional leisure activities (parties and circles), men sit at home. The traditional feast, common to the Bulgarians and Northern Greece.
National Day of freedom and independence (3)
May day/labour Day (1)
Day of the Bulgarian army/ may 6 — St. George day and army day.
MA — the Day of the Cyrillic alphabet. Dedicated to the memory of educators Cyril and Methodius.
The Trinity Monday (day after Pentecost) the Feast of corpus Christi (approximately 8 weeks after Easter)
A celebration of unity (6) independence Day (22)
National flag Day celebration (26)
National Day of ever living leaders (1)
The year starts with the New year celebrations. It is believed that the more a food is, the more successful the coming year. A mandatory attribute of the holiday Continue reading