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
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
Summer time is the charm, filled with ice cream and picnics, swimming in the pools and festivities at the festivals that will be even bigger and more luxurious this year than ever before. The most famous musical performers and pop stars such as U2, Green Day and Norah Jones, are planning to ignite the crowd at festivals in Chicago, Tennessee, Washington and the UK. Apart from music, You expect the competition at the semi-wild horses, view, cowboys, air shows with so many aircraft that vertigo will be guaranteed, and demonstration of a variety of art forms, which You have never seen. Fill up a backpack with the necessary provisions on the shoulder, grab a bottle of water and go out for an adventure that You have in store for the organizers of the best summer festivals in the world.
Statue at burning man in black Rock city, Nevada
Every year in late August – early September, tens of thousands of people gather in the desert of black Rock, to build an experimental city: the theme is set in advance (for 2010 the theme will be the metropolis), no one sets the rules, deadlines or the end of the project all goes on. Being polupodvizhnym, polyamidoamine the festival, the organizer Continue reading