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
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
After a long winter and a cold March in a hurry to plunge into the heat of the coming summer. Welcome to the Crimea in may – the first hot days, light tan by the sea and good mood. The energy boost will last until summer vacation!
May holidays in the Crimea is a real gate in the summer. Still no sweltering heat, but fans of sunbathing will not be disappointed, the air can warm up to 25 degrees .
Sea in early may, as a rule, still cool. But the water in the marine hotel pools are heated and you can swim in plenty. You are waiting for summer-green parks, elegant promenades, Crimean wine in cafés with outdoor terraces.
The last month of spring – is the ideal time to visit the Crimean sights . On the territory parks and palaces still no large groups of tourists, in zoos and gardens – there are no queues at the box office. Choose a tour according to your taste and enjoy the beauty of the Peninsula.
This year, the celebration of Orthodox Easter falls on may 5. In Crimea, many temples and monasteries, many with thousands of years of history. We recommend you to decide in advance exactly where you would like to spend Easter.
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