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Spirit day

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

The Most unusual festivals of the world

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

You are invited festivals

Festival of author’s song of a name of Valery Grushin Late spring in Chelyabinsk calendar of arts was awarded three sounded quite bright and large-scale festivals — is the regional festival “Theatre spring”, which summarized the results of two creative seasons 12 theaters in the area, “Theatrical experiences-98” is held for the fifth time “Dummy” international laboratory of experimental theatre, and star kaleidoscope-98″ — the second international festival of children’s music. In June, the festival stage will be replaced literally open for all meadows and fields. Two well-known festival go on summer space, inviting in your circle now folk artists, Amateur artists, performers of art song — Ilmen and Bazhov.

“Will swing the dome of the sky. ”

– for the 25th time this year Ilmensky festival turns 25 years old. The predictions that the previous (officially the 21st, there were three underground) will be the last, thank God, not destined to come true. With great difficulty, to Express discontent and nominating severe conditions (after all, again, more than 10 thousand (!) people will have three Continue reading

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Winter Venice
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Carnival in the glade of fairy Tales
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You are invited festivals
Festival of author's song of a name of Valery Grushin Late spring in Chelyabinsk calendar of arts was awarded three sounded quite bright and large-scale festivals — is the regional…

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