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Russian folk holidays

In the old days this was attended by all classes. Christmas is not complete without the participation of the mummers. Play the mummers – ancient Russian buffoon fun. Mummers went into the hut and had fun as they could: fooled around, played the entire presentation. Common Yuletide ceremony and caroling was – an echo of the ancient holiday of Christmas carols. Christmas carols – Christmas special songs. Their content was traditional – the praises of the owner, wishes to his family and home well-being and prosperity. A Christmas Carol relied reward – lint. If the owner was stingy and did not give, or give little, we ventured to hear such a wish: “On New year’s aspen coffin, the grave, obajana Mare!” Favorite Yuletide entertainment – guessing. Spawned guessing people’s desire to foresee the future and even magically affect him. In the pagan time of divination were purely economic in nature – about the harvest and the livestock offspring, about their relatives ‘ health. Bring on Boxing day in the hut a sheaf of wheat or a bale of hay and teeth pulled out a straw Yes straw. Full ear presaged a good harvest, and a long blade of grass, good hay. Over the years, the interest in the fortune have kept only the youth, especially girls. Long forgotten pagan Yes magic Continue reading

Top 10 best festivals in August

In August, all of us a kaleidoscope of festivals: music, family, sports, charitable and historical. Those which definitely cannot be missed — and more in our collection activities of the month.

Festival exhibition «Laboratory of sculpture ”

Visitors to this festival and exhibition will be able to see how a sculpture is born, — after all, the participants, honored Russian and Finnish sculptors will create their works directly into their eyes. They will work in different techniques and with different materials, including introducing everyone to the latest trends. Who, what and when to do — you can learn from the schedule. For children, the festival has created an unusual “Stone sandbox”. It is also planned to conduct a series of master classes.

When? July 2-September 27.

Where? The branch of the State Museum of urban sculpture “Workshop of M. K. Anikushin” Vyazemsky pereulok bld. 8).

Charity Festival «Anton near here ”

For a second time, all not indifferent to the problems of autism, as well as just wanting to have a great time waiting for this charity open-air festival, all proceeds from which will go to the Center “Anton near here”.

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Fun and unusual holidays in different countries

Today 27 July in Finland is celebrated touching holiday – Day Sony . This is a great way to recoup the household for some insidious draw of 1 April. The man in the house, which to this day is not lucky to sleep for the longest time, Wake up in a puddle of water . generously wyliei on his sleepy head.

Generally, the version of the origin of the festival is very sad. The seven youths of Ephesus were immured in the cave because they were Christians and refused to offer sacrifice to the pagan gods. However, miraculously they did not die, but fell asleep for 200 years, becoming a living symbol of the end of the era of persecution of Christianity.

With all due respect to the legend, the Finns decided to focus on the positive side of history – the people who awoke to find that their world has changed for the better . In the port city of Naantali this day is a big national holiday. And the main character is Sonya of the year becomes a pre-selected resident of the city. At 7 am it, wrapped in blankets, stuffing their city dock, and only when he comes out, the audience finds out who it is. Typically, this is the man known in town . – so, each mayor Naantali ever dived the pier, or it could be an artist, a painter, Continue reading

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