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Unusual national holidays and festivals

We all love holidays. Traditional holidays in Russia is New year, Christmas, February 23, March 8, may 9 and others. But for anybody a secret that every country has their own national holidays and festivals. And many of them are of particular interest due to its uniqueness and exclusivity.

In January, for example, in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro celebrate with an interesting name Tutsindan . (“Tuchin day” or “Fat day”).

This holiday is traditionally enjoyed children: they should not be punished, otherwise, according to legend, they will be naughty all year.

In Sweden in January to celebrate St. Knut’s Day (Tjugondag Knut).

On this day, discarded Christmas trees, and some districts are doing a Scarecrow, dressed him in rags and put near the door of a neighbor. The challenge caught the Scarecrow in “the embrace” – find prankster or throw it to another neighbor, so as not to cause people laugh the next morning.

There are traditional festivals, dressing up in medieval (and other) characters.

In Scotland there is the annual festival of Fire . when residents make a model Viking ship (with the dragon on the nose), they themselves are dressed as Vikings carry the ship to the sea, and then throw it about 1000 torches, thereby burning his huge wooden creation.

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The Pancake week in Russia

The ancient Slavic holiday of Maslenitsa is seven days of fun, sledding, competition and, of course, enjoying delicious pancakes. Scope and content it is often compared with the European carnivals, the time when you can immerse yourself in the vibrant whirlwind of popular culture.

In addition, Carnival is a symbolic farewell to inhospitable in the winter and a joyous spring. Until the seventeenth century this was the equivalent of the modern Christmas celebrations. By the way, the beautiful spring no accident exactly welcome pancakes, because they, rosy and warm, very similar to the sun.

Carnival and Christian tradition

Perhaps it is because of its friendly “nature” Carnival does not repeat the fate of other pagan holidays. After the establishment of Christianity in Russia, the tradition was not abolished, but only partially transformed. The dates of the celebrations were to depend on Great Lent (before Shrovetide week was the vernal equinox from March 22 to 24), and the celebration became his eve – Cheesefare week.

In the Christian tradition these days – the time needed to devote to communicate with loved ones, forgiveness and reconciliation, which is most inspiring spring festival.

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The Nibelungen Festival in worms
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Spectacular event awaits the youth
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