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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

May holidays in Crimea

After a long winter and a cold March in a hurry to plunge into the heat of the coming summer. Welcome to the Crimea in may – the first hot days, light tan by the sea and good mood. The energy boost will last until summer vacation!

May holidays in the Crimea is a real gate in the summer. Still no sweltering heat, but fans of sunbathing will not be disappointed, the air can warm up to 25 degrees .

Sea in early may, as a rule, still cool. But the water in the marine hotel pools are heated and you can swim in plenty. You are waiting for summer-green parks, elegant promenades, Crimean wine in cafés with outdoor terraces.

The last month of spring – is the ideal time to visit the Crimean sights . On the territory parks and palaces still no large groups of tourists, in zoos and gardens – there are no queues at the box office. Choose a tour according to your taste and enjoy the beauty of the Peninsula.

This year, the celebration of Orthodox Easter falls on may 5. In Crimea, many temples and monasteries, many with thousands of years of history. We recommend you to decide in advance exactly where you would like to spend Easter.

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