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Epiphany

Baptism

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

Unusual traditions of Azerbaijan

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

Carnival in Gelendzhik

Carnival in Gelendzhik 2015, as there will always be ambitious and grandiose celebration that repeatedly affects both tourists and residents of the resort with bright colors and leaves everyone an unforgettable experience, giving viewers the vigour and energy.

Carnival in Gelendzhik is a distinctive symbol of the opening of the summer Spa season.

For the first time, this enchanting holiday was held in 1976, since then every first Saturday of June, Gelendzhichane organize a fun celebration of summer, sea and sunshine!

This holiday evokes Gelendzhik after hibernation. Happily open all the outdoor cafes and restaurants in Noumea. While all the resorts and sanatoriums on the black sea coast start to work in full force.

Open and malls, all kinds of children’s parks and waterparks — all gladly welcome visitors and residents of the popular resort of Gelendzhik!

The main highlight of the Carnival — it’s a parade, carnival in Gelendzhik this mimics world famous Brazilian carnivals.

Live columns that carnivals are held, by tradition, on the streets: Lunacharskogo — Lenin — Promenade — Surf.

Traditionally, the festive procession take part representatives of many Continue reading

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