The Most important pagan holidays Slavs
1-6 – Volosova days. Otherwise referred to as the wolf days. In these days we need to pray livestock patron - God Hair and cattle. Protect the flock these days…

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The world's best carnivals, which is a great way to have fun before lent by readers of the Guardian.
  1. In the first place: Mas Dominik, Roseau, Dominica. This traditional carnival takes place on the eve of Great lent and is characterized by a friendly and non-commercial atmosphere.…

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Festival the Forge of happiness

 

We invite You to the most striking and unusual festival this fall, “the Forge of happiness”!

On 10 and 11 September 2011 . from 10.00 to 19.00, in the city of Kronstadt, will host the festival of blacksmith art and female beauty “Forge of happiness.”

Address of festival: Kronshtadt, Leningradskaya str., 2. Playground near the Museum of the history of Kronstadt

The aim of the festival “the Forge of happiness”: the return of the women and men of their original purpose: to women to be a Muse, men metal forging and women’s happiness.

Within two days 100 best blacksmiths and metal artists from Russia, Norway, Finland, USA, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Moldova will be chanting in the fire and metal female beauty.

The festival program “the Forge of happiness”

September 10

12.00 – opening ceremony of the festival. Sanctification. The chaining in the shackles of happiness honoured guests. Balloon launch. BIG BAND Sergey Husyatyn – “the anvil Concert for orchestra” (WORLD’s First!)

12.20 – tour of the exhibition with the view.

12.40 – history – forging in Russia, jokes and jokes, poll the public announcement of the program

13.00 – 13.30 – Ensemble Samovar

13.30 – group “Memphis”

13.40 – Michael Nazarov (magic tricks)

14.00 – 14.20 – Forge antics (interview with Continue reading

Carnival and Carnivals

 

Farewell to winter and the arrival of spring was celebrated and celebrated in many countries. Over time, these holidays have become to rethink and to coincide with Lent. Each country has its own flavor and its own traditions. In Russia Maslenitsa or cheese Week. Mainly in Catholic countries is the carnival.

Carnival, if translated from Latin means “goodbye to meat”, or car from val –”ship of fools”. This is a bright large processions. With the participation of clowns, with traditional theatrical interludes and treats all comers. The carnival took place in the cities of Western Europe from the 9th century. At first carnival was the second part of the holiday, then, as the first was connected with Church regulations, but subsequently, from about the 18th century began to prevail folk still fun and the Carnival was just bright folk holiday, full of flowers and foods. The main Manager in theatrical processions – the jester.

Carnivals appeared initially in Italy, then they began to be celebrated in France and then in Germany. Carnivals in different countries have their own names. For example – Mardi Gras, which means in translation of the French “Fat Tuesday”. Is celebrated before the Catholic lent in countries such as France, Czech Republic, Continue reading

Carnival in Barcelona

 

Carnivals are very popular in many countries of the world and Spain is no exception! The Spanish are very happy and cheerful people and they always make the holidays for any reason – in large cities and small towns, for a given area of the city and even for one street! And of course the traditional February carnival. which in Catalonia is called Carnestoltes is a great occasion to have fun and plenty to eat before a 40-day fasting. Perhaps this is why the word “carnival” is associated with the Latin word “caro” meat and “vale” farewell. By order of the dictator Franco, from 1936 to 1980 in Barcelona carnivals were banned, but now there are parades take place in different cities, and even the smallest village is sure to suit your carnival.

Carnival parades are held in all parts of the city and their main task is to recreate the traditional celebrations of Catalonia, which have their roots in the fourteenth century. Across the city at this time are many big and small events.

Traditionally, the carnival begins on “Fat Thursday” (Dijous Gras ),with the arrival in the city 7 Kings, gdk each of the kings is one of the “villages”.On this day in the city, different contests and competitions how to prepare delicious dishes, and eating, and for children organizing contests for the best costume with sweet prizes. There is a contest for baking the famous Continue reading