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Summer solstice

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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Carnival in the glade of fairy Tales

2This holiday falls on the first day of summer. Ahead wonderful time – summer vacation. Certainly many of the children sent to the camp, to her grandmother. I propose to make the kids goodbye carnival in the Glade of fairy Tales or a trip to visit in the Cave of Ali-Baba. As glade or cave can serve as an ordinary court, Playground, gym, etc How to decorate will tell you your fertile imagination.

On the Meadow or in the Cave everyone is invited, will be very good if the kids will be in carnival costumes of heroes of different fairy tales. At the entrance is placed a box of caps, ribbons, noses, beards, and other carnival tinsel for those who did not or could not come in costume.

As a pass to the carnival would be the pronunciation of the magic spells (“open sesame!”, “toh-tibidoh. “. ), after the ticket is issued with a number, which in the future will become a fabulous room lottery.

Fabulous prizes of the lottery can be any fabulous attributes, for example, a bag of mind frighteners, the bottle is the courage of a Lion, a stethoscope, Doctor Dolittle, a nail from a horseshoe Sevki Burki, thread from the Carpet. The lottery must be a win-win. And of course among the prizes may be more serious, such as Golden key, Aladdin’s lamp and etc.

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24 unusual profession

24th place. “Vydalblivanii” curses. At the crossroads in Ancient Rome sat the scribes and hollowed out on lead and clay butcher the most subtle curse. They believed that the gods will read these boards and will punish the offender.

23rd place. Sellers of tears. In Asian countries people are used to restrain themselves, so the funeral service special mourners. The prices for the services of such personnel as follows: weeping – 1 coin; crying with howling – 3 coins; hysterical crying with howling and falling on your knees – 7 coins; sobbing with being himself in the chest, tearing clothes and rolling on the ground – 20 coins. Before you start, you must pass a test on knowledge of traditions, the ability to sob dramatically and instantly calm down.

22nd place. Nazyvalis dresses. People of this profession comes up with a great title for the clothes of the new collection. “The blood Garibaldi”, “Rice pudding Jawaharla”, “the Seduction of a Prince of Bohemia” and even “Hippie-boy, take me!” is his hand at work.

21st place. A taster of breath. Checks the validity of chewing gum, smelling the breath of people with bad teeth after eating garlic or alcohol. Good gum to numb.

20-th place. The cleaners of the ears. They work in the Chinese baths. These are men and women with cotton sticks in hands that offer their services to the visitors of the baths. Continue reading

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