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
Events, and Weather in Spain
Barcelona – a special city, it is always interesting for tourists, regardless of the time of year on the calendar. Annually spring in Barcelona is different: it is surprising prematurely warm days, then suddenly creeps up with the rain. But in any case, the weather in Barcelona are warmer than in other parts of Europe. Besides, almost every weekend in the city is something spectacular.
Spring Barcelona special beautiful
Events and weather in Barcelona in March
Barcelona, located on the North-East coast “wild” of the Costa Brava, has a Mediterranean type of climate. The very definition of a “wild” was given because of the stormy, unpredictable weather, followed by conflicting winds in this area.
The first buds on the trees in Barcelona in March
However, March in Barcelona – a time jump of temperatures. And compared with previous months, in March noticeably warmer and sunnier. The average daily performance of the thermometer stands at 16 °C, the evening becomes cooler – 12°C, and at night the air is cooled to 7 °C.
For precipitation, on average, accounts for 9 days in March. 7 hour day allows you to enjoy the beauty of the scenery, but about bathing speech does not go yet – Continue reading