All winter I dream of warmth and summer. At the time of the winter-spring Blues almost all of us imagine myself in a warm country, where all year round the sun is shining and the sky is always blue. Where there are such places? Today we will visit the most Sunny cities in the world.
Contrary to popular belief, these places are not only on the equator in Africa, they are on all continents. But, before proceeding to their review, it should be noted that there are two methods of counting the number of Sunny days per year.
The first percentage. Scientists have calculated the maximum number of daytime hours when the sun can illuminate a particular area. This figure is 4456 hours per year. Accordingly, subtracting from this figure the number of cloudy hours, we get the exact number of solar. For example, if in a particular city, the sun shines 2228 hours per year, the percentage of his “sunshine” is 50%.
The second method is less accurate, it is measured by the number of days in a year, which was mainly Sunny and not cloudy. The concept is quite vague, as you know…
Given the existence of two methods, as well as the ever-changing climate, it is not surprising that the most Sunny cities in the world constantly change places in the rankings. Continue reading
Christmas is not only the feast of Orthodoxy. Christmas – a holiday returned, resurgent. Traditions of this holiday, filled with genuine humanity and kindness, of high moral ideals, in our days open and assimilated again.
Do you know who drew the first Christmas card? And why in the Christmas bells were rung, and that candles symbolize?
Christmas wreath is of Lutheran origin.
This evergreen wreath with four candles. The first candle is lit on Sunday four weeks before Christmas as a symbol of the light that comes into the world with the birth of Christ. Every Sunday lit another candle.
On the last Sunday before Christmas, light all four candles to illuminate the place where the wreath (this may be the altar of the Church or dining table).
Bell ringing in the Yuletide has come to us from pagan winter celebrations. When the Earth was cold, it was believed that the sun died, and the evil spirit is very strong. To banish an evil spirit, it was much to quiet.
Up to now has survived the Christmas tradition of ringing the bells, sing and shout. At Christmas time in churches throughout the world hear the bell ringing. But not for casting out evil spirits. Thus people welcome the coming of Christ.
In Scandinavia the ringing of the bell signifies the end of work and beginning Continue reading
January (prosinec). The winter holidays are Slavs
1-6 – Volosova days. Otherwise referred to as the wolf days. In these days we need to pray livestock patron – God Hair and cattle. Protect the flock these days from the depredation of wolves bring their animals thanks for what they feed us from time immemorial.
3 – Day of remembrance of the legendary Princess Olga . Today a toast in honor of the great Gentile Olga. Glorified centuries in his name by his deeds worthy of memory and glory – took revenge on the citizens for the murdered husband, gave birth to the Great Prince Svyatoslav and United Russia.
6 – Turity . Holiday Yar-Tur, a bull, symbolizing fertility and life force. On this day people wear masks of bulls and play around. Youth plays in turica – fun games. This day is the end of the Christmas holidays.
8 – Indian Porridge . Day midwives-midwives. In Russia it was customary on this holiday to go to the midwives, giving them vodka, pancakes, giving gifts. It was believed if the young woman will make a gift to the midwifery grandmother, she (the girl) will be born healthy and strong child.
18 –Day Intro (Lord of snakes). Intra Continue reading