Baptism is not just one of the important Christian holidays. This is primarily a sacred Ordinance, which touches the man who decided to accept the Christian faith and ask for forgiveness from God for their sins. The secret meaning of the rite of Baptism is that a person revives for dedication to a spiritual life. Baptism is celebrated on the 19th of January in the Gregorian calendar (6th January according to the Julian calendar).
The history of the celebration of Baptism
The story of the baptism of Rus rooted in the distant 988-th year, when the great Kiev Prince Vladimir the Red Sun, his wife, children, and thousands of residents of the capital of Kievan Rus was baptized in the waters of the Dnieper, and the rite of baptism was performed by Byzantine priests and Metropolitan. This year, the state religion of Kievan Rus became Christianity. The acquisition of the new religion had its own well-defined prerequisites. Eastern Slavs were pagans and worshiped Svarog-God of the sky, Kind – God of fertility, Perun-the God of lightning and thunder, dazhdbog – the God of the sun, vélez – the God of cattle and wealth. They made sacrifices for them, set up idols, which was a wooden and stone statues of deities, praying in the sacred groves and shrines made of special religious Continue reading
The meaning of the holiday: it is believed that birthday has nothing to do with Christianity. However, at Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and birthday are not made to the table sat 13 – a direct analogy with the number present at the last Supper. The next day after the last Supper Christ had been crucified, and the number present was a sign of future unhappiness. It’s funny that a 13 – limiting the number of people present at the table, because psychologists believe that people can not control the presence of more than 12 people. I.e. with a larger number of guests you will feel uncomfortable and will not be able to devote sufficient attention to each invited because are constantly about someone to forget. (Other prohibited the number of guests – 9, 18 (three sixes), 21, 50, 99 and 100).
Recently there was a tradition to serve a cake with a stick candles in it. All insanely happy when the birthday boy blows out the candles on the cake. Candles should be seduti in one breath and make a wish should be hidden from all. The smoke from sadotech candles takes your desire straight to heaven. Again need to know deprecated the number of candles. Is 3, 9, 12 and 18. This also Continue reading
Folklore and tradition come in a selection of photos of the strangest festivals on five continents.
Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw in the competition, which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work.
Fire Festival Beltane, Scotland. “the Celts” with bare torsos raise the torches during the festival of Beltane Fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer.
Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, the feast of naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Picture was taken in winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.
Vegetarian festival, Thailand. Believers temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade of vegetarian festival on Phuket island in Thailand, stick a weapon in itself, in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, ate vegetarian food to be saved Continue reading