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
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
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