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  Festivals in Kiev are an integral part of the cultural life of the country. These festive mass actions allow you to be aware of all the events lovers of…

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Easter festivals in Europe
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What to see in Lviv – Festivals and holidays in Lviv

 

Lviv is known as the cultural capital of Ukraine. Lviv was selected for numerous international festivals, and celebrations of local importance. These days thousands of tourists come to Lviv to enjoy an unforgettable festive atmosphere. Festivals in Lviv are at all times of the year!

Official city holidays are considered to be the city Day and flag Day. The city day is usually celebrated in September or may. For the conditional date of the founding of Lviv adopted 1256 year. Flag day is celebrated here on 3 April – on this day in 1990 at the town Hall was raised the flag of Ukraine.

International theatre festival «Golden lion” held in Lviv at the beginning of October . The venue serve the theatres of the city but also the Central part of the city. Since 1992, it has already been attended by over 25 thousand actors from different countries of the world. Cheese and wine is also celebrated in early October . The festival venue: Museum of folk architecture and life “convection” and the Market square. “the Festival of cheese and wine– – this is a great opportunity not only to taste wine and cheese, but also to learn about the culture of cheese making and wine in Lviv, visit the fair and concerts of folk groups. Festival of ancient Continue reading

The most beautiful holiday of nature Hanami

 

I already wrote that Hanami — admiring the cherry blossoms and plum is one of the favorite holidays-festivals of the Japanese. And let say that the Japanese did not only admire the cherry blossoms, but resting under the shade of indescribable beauty love to drink a bottle of sake, nothing wrong there. Who doesn’t like to combine camping with reasonable tasting delicious drinks.

Sakura only blooms for a short time, but if we consider this process throughout Japan, the cherry blossom period is from January until may. The first cherry blossoms in Okinawa and completes its March spring on the cold island of Hokkaido. The calendar is published annually, is the forecast of cherry blossom throughout Japan, map of the most beautiful places and the locals, and guests during this period, the most actively visit Japan, subject to this calendar are you going to celebrate this wonderful holiday of nature. Hanami is celebrated and as a corporate event, family vacation and how the vacation with close friends.

The most popular and beautiful places of cherry blossom is the following places (in this article we will discuss only a part of the parks of Tokyo):

Tokyo — Shinjuku Gaughan — this is one of the largest and most popular parks in Tokyo, located Continue reading

A Collection of Russian folk traditions, celebrations and rituals

 

Here you’ll find Russian superstitions and omens connected with national and religious holidays. Folk and religious in our culture are closely intertwined, and sometimes it is impossible to separate one from the other.

The Church calendar specifying the days honoring saints, fasts and feasts in the Russian tradition significantly changed. Also, as in the pagan period, a year in the perception of the peasant is divided into a dark, dangerous time, and the period of light, as benevolent. Significant changes were Holy and righteous, which tells the Church. Basically, the saints became the patrons of agricultural and household chores. Moreover, every Saint has given his “site of work” is to take care of children’s health, protect the cattle from wild animals, to protect from the violence of natural elements. Thus, in our culture blended pagan and Christian start.

Every day in the Russian folk calendar has its own traditions, customs and symbols, every day is associated with certain Proverbs and history. It is not surprising that national holidays have become a real encyclopedia of country experience. Even more interestingly, all of these experiences were passed down mostly orally from generation to generation. Any farmer know what day to sow flax, what day is designed to repair the instrument Continue reading