Comes the time of new year holidays. Bright lights, shiny balls, pre-holiday fuss and magical atmosphere once again return us to the children’s tale.
I love the New year for his magic, his mysterious appeal, for meetings with family and friends, for fun conversation and laughter, fireworks and sparklers — this is a good holiday loved me since childhood.
In every corner of the world, in every home and every family has St OI tradition for the holidays. For example, in my family, earlier early morning, and now, when all will gather for a birthday, the family is built, spoons banging on pots and marching towards the birthday boy to give him a gift. And on New year’s day my mom still puts the gifts under the tree, although it may still Santa Claus.
Today I want to talk about Christmas traditions and customs of different countries of the world, which seemed to me the most curious. Sit back, you will find a lot interesting.
Impulsive and fun the Italians are convinced that together with the old year goodbye and with all the junk, that’s why there is an Italian tradition for the New year to throw away unnecessary things. Often they throw rubbish from their Windows and curiously watching Continue reading
On 21 June of the lunar calendar is marked as the Day of summer solstice. An older name for this holiday is: a Celebration of the summer solstice.
In the pagan culture of our ancestors this holiday had its own traditions and methods of celebrating. They are very interesting and unique. In the pagan calendar of the Slavs this holiday was dedicated to the sun God – the Yarila. To prepare for the morning. Girls wore their best clothes, and adorned themselves with herbs and flowers. Herbs was given the value of the amulets from the dark and evil forces. The most popular were wormwood, St. John’s wort, nettle. They were fastened at the waist.
The guys were busy with another case. They were looking suitable for the size of the tree. It could be birch, willow, chernoklena. Then set it not the place where planned holding of festivals. The girls decorated the tree with scraps of fabric and colors. Called this tree is madder or Midsummer. At the foot of the tree set the image Yarila. They served the doll, the growth in half person. Its made of straw, clay and twigs.
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