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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How to celebrate new year’s celebration, knows probably every citizen of Russia. It is of course the traditional green Christmas tree and champagne, and required making a Christmas wish under the chiming clock. Everything seems clear and familiar to us from childhood.
But we must not forget that other Nations of the world are as equally fun, interesting traditions and rituals associated with the new year holiday.
Here are some of them:
The Jewish New year or Rosh Hashanah.
This important, full of spirituality, the holiday celebrates the Jewish people in the month of September, 2009 month of Tishrei it was celebrated on 13 and 14 July. Came had. Two festive days are called “long”. To work in these two days is sinful. According to legend, Adam was created by the Lord in that day, but on the same day of its establishment, he has violated God’s prohibition, for which he was immediately expelled from Paradise. Since that far day much time has passed. This day the Lord God appointed a day of God’s judgment. He judges their creations and thus determines their fate for the whole year ahead. But as the Lord Continue reading
We all love the holidays, and merry holidays love even more. Who ever heard of a carnival or a masquerade ball? Carnivals and masquerades came to us from Europe, and we fell in love for gaiety and carelessness of their participants. Bright and beautiful costumes, music, singing, dancing, various costumes and masks, mystery, and intrigue. In Russia masquerade and carnival came in the 18th century, but in Europe it fun began much earlier.
Carnivals typical for countries with a hot climate, we all know the famous carnivals that take place annually in Rio de Janeiro. When beautiful girls on high, I would say at a very high, stiletto heels, in a fairly open bright and beautiful costumes dancing in the streets. It captivates so many. All start to feel the beat of the holiday, catchy rhythm and a fun atmosphere.
Masquerade, in my opinion, is inferior to the carnival, and also provides the possibility of intrigue. When you can unleash the imagination and come up with interesting outfits when even adults can turn into fairy tale characters. To return to a time when I wanted to be a Prince or Princess, Queen, king, Prince, or maybe Vice versa pirate or a bandit. You can wear Continue reading