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Festivals and rituals of the peoples of the world

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

The strangest festivals in the world

Jeremy hunter has devoted 35 years of his life to photographing ancient magic rituals and festivals in sixty countries. We offer to your attention a small selection of his photographs from the project “Celebrate all year round”.

1. For centuries the peoples of the highland districts of Papua New Guinea fought for land, women and pigs. Witchcraft and the calling of spirits was considered a good weapon to repel the attacks of the invaders, members of clans have coated your own body figures out of clay and created a scary mask. It was part of a psychological attack against the invasion of their territory by other clans. Pictured is a resident of the village in the valley of Vanghi, near the town of mount Hagen.

2. Group dancing and singing is one of the rituals of clans in Papua New Guinea, with which the members of the community Express their unity and solidarity. The photograph is of the faithful dance of the snake, executable by the clan Apenda, Leh, near Morobe.

3. In the period from September to November 18-day Burmese festival Fung Dau, passing on Inle lake allows the indigenous Intha, “sons of the lake”, to worship the five Buddha images, created in the twelfth century. Four of them are transported around the lake to another monastery Continue reading

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The Most unusual holidays
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