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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In the last days of the outgoing year Topgood decided to take stock and remember the most important and bright events in Sumy . The year 2013 was presented to the residents of Sumy many surprises. Let’s remember how it was.
Social life Soums in 2013 was particularly active. The townspeople finally plucked up the courage to talk about their grievances publicly. So, in April, unknown activists circled holes on roads of the regional center of the glowing paint and added the words “Minaev pit”, “Minaev Gene”, “Minaeva field.” And in October of that graffiti appeared near the house of the mayor. There is depicted the traces of a dragon labeled “3 RS”. Thus, the activists were protesting against the rise in price of travel in the bus.
If Sumy artists wished to stay unknown, members of the public organization “Student brotherhood of Sumy region” expressed their protest openly. Citizens has stirred up a series of billboards with scandalous label “Sumi — Misto Beadle, Beadle fashionable bootie”, “Vono mid us.”
In March the citizens of Sumy had to meet face to face with the elements. During long days in the city was overtaken by the March winter . and in the summer at the regional center struck a series of hurricanes. Sumy, however, came from the battle with natural forces with minimal losses.
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There are things that, like, are optional, but without them people would be simply boring to live.
There are many examples of similar things, but one of the most striking are the festivals.
These massive concentrations of people are somewhere at the intersection of celebration and ritual. In countries that are famous for such their activities, people come, literally, from all over the world.
And it is true, so it is important sometimes to spend time thus, “off”, to join the bubbling stream clean fun, and not a single, wholly-owned collective. This sufficiently explains why festivals are so popular.
But they are not only interesting, ambitious and so on. They can sometimes take their uniqueness, eccentricity. And then it becomes doubly better.
Included in our top 10 most unusual festivals in the world really stand out for its originality – because if there is an opportunity to visit them, it is worth to do it. After all, what else can add such a variety in such seeming normal and measured daily lives, to which we are accustomed?
Room 10 – Festival of crying children
Many ordinary people are afraid of sumo wrestlers, but during this festival to be afraid Continue reading