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What is international holidays?

In all ages from the dawn of history, people would arrange their fun on various significant occasions in life. With time, some holidays have become a regular and celebrated on a specific date. The course of history has led us to the fact that people are constantly communicate with each other, and the result of the interpenetration of cultures, the number of holidays has become an accepted, even more, has gained international status, somewhere actually, but somewhere legally.

To its classification international holidays come in various types: personal, family, professional, religious. Based their feature, which increases their value in the modern world is that they bring people together, whether it be holidays, religious or secular.

As an example of international religious Christian holidays can lead to Easter, Christmas.

An example of a secular international holidays are widely known to us holidays: New year’s day, First of may, the Eighth of March (although the holiday was called “international”, but curiously only know him in the former UssR), and even less known holidays: international children’s day, world day of tourist.

What unites people in such celebrations?

Well, let’s say, in the New Year. It is the expectation of a miracle. Continue reading

Overview of the summer holidays and festivals in Catalonia

Spain is a country of fiestas, many of which are known and loved around the world. While Catalonia, along with the Canary Islands, is the most popular destination for Russian tourists. And as the season peak travel occurs in summer, we decided to present to our readers all the most interesting and colorful events that are celebrated in the summer months the Catalans.

When: June 12.

Where: Barraca de Salvador, the Ebro Delta Ebro Delta/Tarragona).

The popular festival, which is the most traditional method, by hand, planted rice. Festival participants dressed in folk costumes. Everyone is welcome to participate and learn how to plant rice. By the way, a real paella made with only the Spanish rice!

When: June 12.

Where: Rambla Prim, 64/70, Barcelona.

When: June 16-18.

Where: Barcelona.

Day program – Museum of contemporary art of Barcelona and the Centre for contemporary culture on the square of the angels, 1. Night program – “Fira Gran Via” (Avenue Botany, 62), El Auditori de Barcelona (Lepante neighborhood street, 150), Greek theatre (Passeig de Santa Madrona, 36), as well as the concert hall of the Museum CosmoCaixa (St Isaac Newton, 26). One of the largest in Europe and the world-famous festival of advanced music Continue reading

Christmas Traditions

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

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).

Bells

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

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