january

Festivals And Holidays In Transcarpathia

 

Transcarpathia is extremely rich in tradition and folklore. In the villages and towns of Transcarpathia are the most diverse and interesting festivals and holidays. On an exciting tourist attractions every year attracts thousands of tourists.

The festival “red wine” in Mukachevo

A great tradition to hold the Festival wine on the eve of Old New year invented in 1996. The diversity of wine varieties on offer here is always impressive: white, red, pink, hot, cold, spiced or honey, bottles or barrels, and even from the jug, thermos and any other dishes from which you can pour. The festival involves both private winemakers and large Transcarpathian wine company. And the geography of guests every year more and more broadly to the different parts of the world tourists in Mukachevo to taste and buy wine. During the festival, tastings, competitions, Christmas performances, selling traditional dishes as well as cheese, homemade sausage, honey.

A wine festival is held in Mukachevo on the Old New year. It is believed that at this time after a few months of fermentation the wine was pressed, was a real, sparkling. The center of Mukachevo turns into a kind of free trade zone Continue reading

Russian national holidays in January

 

Vasil-month, sechen, prosinec, roof winter, tugalo, jelly, pereskia, a young moon – bright and colorful folk nicknames in January a lot. And only such an abundance of signs and popular holidays, perhaps no other month of the year to “brag”.

From the very celebrated in our country festival “the winter Prince” and begins. 1 January are unlikely to find anyone not celebrating the New year. “As the New year meet, so spend it”, this sign has become a kind of guide to action. Once, trying to foresee the coming year, new year’s eve froze the water in a spoon. Numerous bubbles in the ice predicted health and longevity, and the hole in the center – the illness of someone from the family members or even death. Starry Christmas night meant an abundant harvest of berries in the summer. Frost and little snow was regarded as an omen of good crops, warm snowless’s new year threatened to crop failure. On the first day of the new year in any case it was impossible to take the job heavy or dirty so as not to spend the whole year hard work.

January 4 – at Anastasia Sirmium – appealed to this Saint is the patron of pregnant women with prayers for help in childbirth. It was believed that Anastasia is able to save from any ties, even from everlasting destruction, therefore your prayers to be treated and those who were in prison or in captivity (or their relatives).

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The Italian carnivals

 

Italian carnivals have a religious basis. Many Catholic countries celebrate this holiday.

Let us first razberemsa, where did the word carnival, or carnevale in Italian? Its roots from the Latin ” carnem levare “, which means “to remove meat”. Why this name? In ancient times it was a Banquet which was organised on the last day of the carnival period (“fat Tuesday or martedì grasso”), after which began a period of restriction and fasting, which lasted until Holy Pascha.

Some carnivals in Italy

The largest and most famous carnivals are held in the following cities: Venice (Veneto ), Viareggio (Tuscany ), Ivrea (Piedmont ), Satriano di Lucania (Basilicata ), Acireale (Sicily ), Macca (Sicily ), Fano (Marche ), Manfredonia (Puglia ), Putignano (Puglia ), Striano (Campaign ). Their fame has reached far beyond the borders of Italy and attracts huge number of tourists.

The longest carnival in Italy is held in the city of Putignano, and one of the most ancient carnivals, extant in Verona. its history began with the late middle ages and it bears the original name – Bacan àl del Gnoco .

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