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
For each of us accustomed certain wedding traditions, like the cake cutting and tossing of the Bridal bouquet. And it seems that the wedding may be a wedding, if not complied with all the wedding ceremonies. But many people have their own traditions, which they followed for many centuries.
All wedding ceremonies involve the different traditions that pass from generation to generation. These practices can have a lot of differences, because of the wedding, religion, and the country in which this celebration is held. Some wedding traditions can throw in a real shock, others make us laugh at them, but all the same one thing never changes, it is the steadfast traditions, in a world where everything is so fast moving forward and changing.
Today ladysong I will try to tell you all the most interesting wedding traditions and customs that many centuries ago, has developed in different countries of the world.
Wedding traditions of France
Wedding ceremonies that country prescribe the bride with all his strength and actions to resist the wedding ceremony. Before the start of the ceremony, every bride needs to cry, showing everyone around his opposition to the marriage and grief. At the peak of his suffering, Continue reading
Today we will look at the list of the most interesting and unusual holidays and festivals in the world. In this collection were very interested in holidays, which you can see below. Look!
1. Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw, in the contest which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work. (Jin Richardson).
2. Beltane Fire Festival, 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. (Jim Richardson).
3. 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. (Paul Whitton / My Shot).
4. 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 Continue reading