In the past people lived in unity with nature. The changing seasons affect the way of life and was the basis of the mystical (religious) rituals – holidays.
Major holidays all ancient peoples were: the arrival of winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Four of these days are the days of solstice and equinox, the astronomical beginnings of the seasons.
These days were the basic points of the calendar Year. These days preparing the program for the entire season. They served as reference points for employment in agriculture, construction and other important matters.
Currently in Russia, the two major religions – pagan and Christian. The Christian religion came later and replaced the pagan. To Christianity has taken root in Russia, new Christian holidays has imposed on pagan. So now a lot of confusion – what’s the origin of that pagan and what is Christian.
To gradually change the people’s belief in their gods and to impose a new religion, it is necessary not only to replace the ancient folk festivals on new (to change the names, titles, to replace the historical events associated with these holidays), but also add your (new) rituals of another religion. Gradually in the minds of people securing new holidays. People Continue reading
Man’s love for food is so great that in our world even created a cult of some products, especially revered by the people. It is expressed in the existence of numerous festivals devoted to food.
Such holidays are common in all parts of the world.
“Delicious” holidays – this is a great reason unusual to have fun and enjoy earthly blessings, a gift to humanity. The more that we are talking about the next feast for the stomach. So what products people are revered to such an extent that they honor the celebrations?
Perhaps the most popular “edible” holiday is world chocolate day . celebrated on July 11. For the first time began to make chocolate the Aztecs. In Europe learned about chocolate thanks to the Spanish colonizers who brought chocolate or «black gold”, as they called him, from South America. Since then, chocolate has gained incredible fame and love of all mankind. Found that chocolate has many healing properties, in particular it increases vitality and stamina of a person, has a reinforcing effect on mental activity, elevates mood and improves emotional background.
Chocolate day were the first to mention the French since 1995, but soon this holiday has acquired the status of a worldwide celebration. Man’s love for chocolate is so great Continue reading
For each day of the calendar has several holidays celebrated around the world. This is not surprising, because the history of mankind holds an infinite number of events and traditions that live in people’s memories and revived in modern times in the form of amazing and exciting events.
A variety of celebrations and rituals around the world can affect even the most sophisticated audience. Ranging from humorous or simple and ending with the celebrations that are a spectacle of beauty and meaning – they are a celebration of joy and fun.
Hanami – blossom festival in Japan, the festival of lights in France, the festival of flowers in the Philippines, the feast of the Vikings Ophelia in Scotland, English chasing a rolling cheese, the summer solstice festival at Stonehenge, Russian Ivan Kupala, chicken feast in Nebraska is unknown, how long will it take to even mention the names of all the interesting and exciting celebrations in the world.
In such variety, incredibly hard to pick a holiday that stands out among all its incredible beauty and entertainment, but referring to the well-known large-scale celebrations, Continue reading