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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Festival in San Remo
In 2009 the festival in San Remo went for the fifty-ninth year. So very soon this true celebration of Italian pop songs will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Since the stage as immutable, and so famous, at least for all Italians, the Ariston theater /ital. Aristion/ sounded more than 1500 songs performed by hundreds of artists. And it’s not just numbers, it’s destiny, career, UPS and downs, discovering talents, idols and stars, after all, many famous performers debuted in the seaside town of San Remo /Italy. Sanremo/.
This is a magical, fascinating for the Italians show, when for a few days every year, half of the country sticks to the TV screens and a fan favourite by. These days are very often among friends, acquaintances, colleagues or relatives, you can hear conversations about who this time will choose who will be the winner. Everyone has their favorites, everyone has their own preference, but very often the favorites are shown from the very beginning. And then we all take a more active discussion, no, no, no, of course wins Marco, no, no, not Sergio and Donatella… of Course, would it be wrong to say that all of Italy dies down and rushes to the TV, as if in the world Cup final played against Italy with France, not exactly, but still, any competition San Remo, Continue reading