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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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Best festivals autumn

About the noisy Oktoberfest and spooky Halloween is long known to all travelers, but is not limited to only them a list of the best autumn festivals. Today we offer you another five holidays, which should come this fall, to remember her for a long time.

A celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau, France

Under French law, the sale of wine may be started no earlier than the third Thursday of November. However, the festival starts on Wednesday this year falls on the 19th. What to expect fans of fresh drink?

A celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau, France

Open the procession in Lyon and bozho parade of winemakers with torches, then the streets will take barrels of wine, there will be numerous musical and artistic performances. And at midnight under volleys of fireworks will open barrels of wine, and everyone will be able to appreciate the taste of this season.

Chocolate festival, Italy

For those who prefer alcohol sweetness in Perugia from 17 to 26 October is a delightful Eurochocolate festival. It attracts hundreds of chocolate producers from all over Europe and opened in the city, whole sweet streets.

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Unusual national holidays and festivals
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5 the world's most famous carnivals
The most enchanting and colourful celebration on earth is a carnival. The average layman is known only to a couple of the most popular. Actually, countries, carnivals where they spend…

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