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
For each of us accustomed certain wedding traditions, like the cake cutting and tossing of the Bridal bouquet. And it seems that the wedding may be a wedding, if not complied with all the wedding ceremonies. But many people have their own traditions, which they followed for many centuries.
All wedding ceremonies involve the different traditions that pass from generation to generation. These practices can have a lot of differences, because of the wedding, religion, and the country in which this celebration is held. Some wedding traditions can throw in a real shock, others make us laugh at them, but all the same one thing never changes, it is the steadfast traditions, in a world where everything is so fast moving forward and changing.
Today ladysong I will try to tell you all the most interesting wedding traditions and customs that many centuries ago, has developed in different countries of the world.
Wedding traditions of France
Wedding ceremonies that country prescribe the bride with all his strength and actions to resist the wedding ceremony. Before the start of the ceremony, every bride needs to cry, showing everyone around his opposition to the marriage and grief. At the peak of his suffering, Continue reading
In the old days this was attended by all classes. Christmas is not complete without the participation of the mummers. Play the mummers – ancient Russian buffoon fun. Mummers went into the hut and had fun as they could: fooled around, played the entire presentation. Common Yuletide ceremony and caroling was – an echo of the ancient holiday of Christmas carols. Christmas carols – Christmas special songs. Their content was traditional – the praises of the owner, wishes to his family and home well-being and prosperity. A Christmas Carol relied reward – lint. If the owner was stingy and did not give, or give little, we ventured to hear such a wish: “On New year’s aspen coffin, the grave, obajana Mare!” Favorite Yuletide entertainment – guessing. Spawned guessing people’s desire to foresee the future and even magically affect him. In the pagan time of divination were purely economic in nature – about the harvest and the livestock offspring, about their relatives ‘ health. Bring on Boxing day in the hut a sheaf of wheat or a bale of hay and teeth pulled out a straw Yes straw. Full ear presaged a good harvest, and a long blade of grass, good hay. Over the years, the interest in the fortune have kept only the youth, especially girls. Long forgotten pagan Yes magic Continue reading