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Christmas in Germany

Contrary to popular perception about the Germans-the workaholics, ready for a year of work, breaks his back, in Germany quite a lot of public holidays marked in work calendars in red rest. Most certainly religious, but many are quite secular – from Mayday to established not so long ago, the day of unification of the country. However, the main and most beloved is undoubtedly Weinacht, Holy Evening, and Russian Christmas.

Thorough the Germans are preparing for it long and carefully, not less than one month. For four Sundays before Holy Night about the upcoming holiday recalls everyone: is celebrated the first Sunday of advent.

In many German homes on this day, lit the first of four candles on the prepared gaily decorated wreath. Closest friends sit at a festive table, to taste the pride of the hostess – Stollen is a yeast cake with fragrant spices, raisins, candied fruit and other Goodies.

December in Germany is a month of purchases. Eager, hurrying, Laden with bags crowd the morning fills the giant Department stores and small souvenir stores. Everyone knows that after the New year to start the sale, all dramatically cheaper, but spoon the road for dinner and a gift for the holiday.

Statistics say that for this month the Germans despise almost more money than the rest Continue reading

Bright celebrations on the planet

Malta

Malta is so tiny country, on the territory of Kyiv could fit almost 3 of these, but, despite the size and the landscapes that may seem deserted, it attracts tourists powerful medieval fortress, modest, but clean and cozy beaches, ancient temples and dungeons. In addition, near the coast of Malta is much popular among divers places, because the sea there fantastically transparent and blue.

When to go

Malta’s climate is Mediterranean, which means that winters are mild and summers hot and dry. However, thanks to the sea winds, and the narrow streets of the towns and villages, the heat is quite tolerable. Despite the fact that the average winter temperature is +14, and in summer +26, it is possible to travel to Malta at any time. The only thing you have to know the most hot season lasts from July to September.

Features visa

To obtain a visa to come to the Embassy personally. The process of obtaining visas to Malta can accelerate the possession of a Schengen visa in the last 12 months or current visa in USA.

When making a tour to Malta through a travel Agency, the visa is issued upon entry. The immigration office of Malta is directed immigration application form, after consideration of which gives a confirmation of visa.

On a trip you need to take a photo. If you get a visa on arrival, you should submit the documents to the Embassy of Malta to obtain the registration Continue reading

“Amur autumn”

Amur actors, Directors and journalists appeal to the organizing Committee of the festival of cinema and theatre «the Amur autumn” to cancel or postpone the event for next year. They are trying to convince Moscow filmmakers that “on flooded Amur land holiday like never inappropriate”. The Union of cinematographers of Russia and Moscow artists, in turn, write open letter response: to hold the festival it is necessary to give moral support to people. According to recent reports, “the Amur autumn” will still begin as scheduled from 14 to 22 September.

The feast during the plague?

Be the first to cancel the festival asked the Amur journalist Sergey Logvinov, member of the organizing Committee, which annually takes on ‘the Amur autumn” of their original programs and “diaries”.

«I was even scared to imagine what eyes this merriment and jubilation will watch thousands of amercan, which will dry to wet roofs of the house, to buy it is unclear what new possessions for their families”, ” Logvinov wrote in a letter to the Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako.

He was supported by actress Svetlana Svetlichnaya and journalist Matvei Ganapolsky.

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