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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.

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Recipes for festive meals

A festive meal is not just a meal, it’s a great opportunity to communicate with loved ones while enjoying delicious dishes. Recipes for festive meals extraordinarily diverse, but they share one thing: the food is very tasty, beautiful and unusual. Carefully thought-out menu – a guarantee that a holiday dinner to remember.

General principles

On holiday I always want to cook all the delicious, all the food that for one reason or another can not cook often. It can be foods from expensive products, delicacies, and also those products which are prohibited by most diets. But not all these dishes are combined with each other. The secret to competent menu for celebration – a harmonious combination of foods.

This means that the table must be present a variety of dishes that will complement each other. If guests will be a lot, and dishes should also be a lot: for a variety of table no one goes hungry, everyone will find a dish to their liking. If the celebration takes place in a close circle, some foods may be less. Thus it is necessary to choose the menu for only those dishes that are popular with all guests, without exception.

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