The peoples of the world
The history of its origin, many festivals and rituals of the peoples of the world are inextricably linked to religion, culture and spiritual heritage of this or that nationality.
Throughout the existence of mankind, these unique historical and cultural value have been born, evolved and disappeared, but the vast majority of them still managed to walk to our days almost in its original form.
The rites of the Slavs: history of origin
Speaking of cultural heritage, which managed to pass through the centuries, reaching today’s time, you should cite the example of the famous rites and traditions of the Slavic peoples.
Most of these ancient rituals and customs to their origin directly associated with paganism, that used to be part of the first human conceptions of man and the world, and later became the basis for all existing religions on the planet.
Calendar festivals and rituals among the Slavs
Communication with the holidays
Officially existed pre-Christian Pantheon of Slavic gods, approved by the Prince Volodymyr, comprised of male and female deities, with whom were associated the earliest ancient Slavic rites. Thus, among the most ancient rites should be mentioned indispensable Slavic celebration in honor of a female deity Continue reading
We all love new year’s celebration for its elegance and magic of new year’s eve, make a wish, believe that the sacrament will happen and what happens to those who believe. It is unfortunate that in the turmoil of revolutions and reconstructions we have forgotten that since ancient times in Russia was the great holiday of Ivan Kupala . And this holiday is no less mystical and magical than Christmas. This holiday is celebrated at night. It’s a night of magic and mysticism.
The Holiday Of Ivan Kupala.
The Midsummer festival has its roots in antiquity. At that time people worshiped different Gods, including the God of the summer solstice – Kupala. It was believed that this God is the patron for love, marriage and continuation of the human race. Because of very important aspects of human life, people are very revered this God, and the feast was truly popular and celebrated all of the Slavic world. In Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine is still celebrating. Unfortunately, we have not forgotten. And for good reason!
When Rus ‘ Christianity, then, as always, Ministers of religion could not at once be eradicated folk festivals, but they were replaced by its value. So it was with many national holidays (read here). And now, this afternoon Continue reading
Today in the Great hall of the Conservatory — the official opening of the XVIII international festival of contemporary music “Moscow autumn-96”. Concerts has just begun and will continue through November 30. However, the press-conference, organized in anticipation of the opening, it was as if the festival is over and the results are summarized clearly and irrevocably.
At the beginning of his speech the Chairman of the Union of composers of Moscow Oleg Galakhov killed all on the spot, use the word “concept” — the word, the authority of which he generously attributed to our critics, to the efforts. Oleg Galakhov assured us that the concept of the festival “Moscow autumn”, as a man may think, there is this “new works by Moscow, and not only in Moscow, composers”. In his opinion, such a concept can dare risk only such public organizations as the subordinate Union. This was followed by a completely unexpected: Galakhov himself spoke all that will be spoken in reproach to the organizers at the closing round table or printed in the Newspapers — all verbs were delivered in the future.
Galakhov said that composers in the program claimed many — 150 only Moscow, but it is a real number now writing (registered in the Union even more) — and repeated the famous phrase spoken many years ago by the results Continue reading