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 countries, but even more in the world of different nationalities and cultures. We can say that all people are the same, but actually anywhere in the world you can find something that will surprise us or shock. Most of us carry strange customs of other Nations. It is about them, and improbable at first glance, the rituals we now describe.
Interesting is the custom of “hardening” neonates born to Muslim population of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Local residents for the past five centuries shed their babies with special ritual wall 15 meters high. According to those who observe this tradition, so they provide health and success in later life. It should be noted that children do not fall to the ground below them caught in the stretched fabric.
In rural areas of Scotland remained a very strange custom to smear the bride in the products. In particular, before the wedding the girl coated with all sorts of rotten eggs, sauces, fat or flour. In different regions of the “ingredients” may be different, but the main criteria for their selection are stickiness and unpleasant smell.
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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