In may, our ancient ancestors all over Europe widely and lavishly celebrated the Spring. Living on solar and lunar cycles, the ancient Russians and other Slavs, and Celts, Germans and other nationalities at this time performing rituals for the fertility of land, bringing the cattle to summer pastures and festivities celebrating the arrival of this heat. Read about Spirit day, a Day of Spring, Walpurgis night, Beltane and other ancient folk festivals may
Spring day in may, celebrated almost everywhere in Europe and Asia. It’s spirit day, the Slavs, the festival of Flora in ancient Rome, the Walpurgis night and may day the German and Scandinavian tribes, Beltain Celtic peoples, Nowruz in Iran. In the pagan calendar based on solar and lunar cycles, the may festivals were at the midpoint between the vernal equinox (20-21 March) and summer solstice (June 21) .
Spirit day (Rosalina) – the ancient Russian holiday
Main Russian and East Slavic ancient folk festivals the summer fell at the end of may (later than in Central and southern Europe) and, of course, were tied to the land and its fertility. In spirit day (Rosalina, Mermaid, Mermaids) Continue reading
When planning your trip it is important to take into account public holidays. These days do not work for the Embassy, closed many stores and cafes, some holidays are overcrowded hotels and no flights. And holidays in Thailand a lot, because it is always better to have such a list at hand. Despite the fact that such lists online a lot, I decided to keep your dates interesting and useful to me. There are still beautiful festivals that are worth to visit. Some holidays are celebrated only in a few provinces or only in one city, because to write about all I have will not work. I will try to describe the main. Many festivals have a relation with agriculture and are celebrated in far from tourist spots in the provinces, it will not write. Anyone interested look for yourself Official weekend will be set in bold, and the holidays celebrated only in one or more cities are in italics. Usually, if a holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday is a public holiday too.
January 1 — European New Year . Thais are pleased to note the European New Year despite the fact that in Thailand, there are your New Year — Songkran. Weekends in some institutions (for example, in the Thai Embassy in Laos) on the occasion of the New Year Continue reading
Oddly enough, but February is the most festive month of the year. The thing is that this month, around the world are the most memorable carnivals, during which you can see colorful parades, plenty of food and all kinds of fun. There are many theories concerning the origin of the carnival. Some believe that the word «the carnival» comes from the Latin expression «carne vale», which means «farewell to meat», meaning the last days when one could eat meat before Lent. Others believe that celebrating ward off evil spirits and are a way to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring. Around the world spend hundreds of carnivals, among which are the most memorable and colorful: 1. Carnival Rio, Brazil (17-22 February)
The Rio carnival is a kind of yardstick with which to measure all other carnivals. It is also one of the most celebrated artistic events in the world. Slightly more than half a million tourists come every year «the capital of all carnivals in the world» to watch the greatest Orgy of all times and peoples. The carnival begins with the crowning of king Momo, who passed a huge silver and gold keys to the city. Then begin the celebration across the country on all the streets, Continue reading