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Baptism

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

Unusual traditions of Azerbaijan

In ancient times, the Azerbaijanis adhered interesting custom: if the maid or guest hosts took out a bag of groceries, it was a hint that he should go home. Whether this custom to this day? What traditions of Azerbaijan should know that the person who first visited this country? Knowing the answers to these questions will not only broaden their horizons, but also help to avoid a lot of confusion or even offense. To understand the majority of the Azerbaijani traditions, it must be remembered that they were born as a result of a combination of ancient cults with traditional Muslim norms.

The tradition of hospitality

First time visiting Azerbaijan, is to get acquainted with the traditions of receiving guests in this country. Then you can easily and quickly find a contact with each Azerbaijani. And to host a guest here know how with real panache and genuine hospitality. But it is worth remembering that the rejection of invitations to guests can be regarded as an insult. Although no one will intrude, because the guest’s wish is a law. Therefore it is better to negotiate with the landlord for another time.

Entering the house, you need to remove your shoes and follow the orders of the master. In Azerbaijan, Continue reading

Vietnam: holidays and festivals

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What better way to tell about the country and its inhabitants than local holidays and festivals? The Vietnamese are a proud people, tempered in battle for their country, respecting age-old traditions, religious people, and yet that is rapidly growing and keeping up with the times.

The reason for many of the holidays were the legends which were told to the present day the history of Vietnam.

The timing colorful and lush festivals of Vietnam are determined by the lunar calendar. The most famous of the history of the festivals of Vietnam – Tet, Lunar New Year, in celebration of which are organized gay street parties and views, and the Vietnamese themselves together with their families, dressed in national costumes and prepare national food sharing with congratulations and good wishes.

Beautiful and bright autumn festival Thu Trang, during which the Vietnamese people decorate their houses with myriads of colorful paper lanterns, feast on the sweets in the shape of a moon and month, and see theatrical Lion Dance, dancers who perform in masks.

Festivals Of North Vietnam

The Festival, Yen Tu

This colourful religious festival of Vietnam, dedicated to one of the figures of Buddhism, a real personality in the history of Vietnam, the king of the Tran Nhan Volume, twice winning Continue reading

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