We don’t want to believe that a wedding is no longer fashionable, but Fashionable, too!
Wedding ceremony is experiencing a real boom. Young people rarely want to organize a “modest candlelight dinner”, and are increasingly turning to sources of culture, paying due attention to the ancient rites and ceremonies, complementing the feast, original customs of other peoples of the world and organizing your wedding in a particular style. Here’s more about it, the more that ’s wedding season” can be called open!
When was the Christianity of Kievan Rus was intended as the official religion, began the formation of a traditional wedding ceremony, which took almost 7 centuries. Up to this point, all the rituals were directly connected with the pagan beliefs of ancient Slavs. But, despite all the efforts to completely eradicate paganism failed. That turned symbiosis of Christianity and pagan rites. After the 16th century, there has been a better ritual with defined stages, wedding attire and attributes, and of course folklore, which reached to our days. But the main innovation was mandatory Church lighting of the marriage.
It is accepted that the ceremony itself is divided into several stages, namely: pre-wedding customs (Dating, Continue reading
Worldwide festival tourism is gaining altitude, and today the festival is a great opportunity to go to another country, learning more about its traditions and history, leaving only the memory of bright impressions and emotions.
Translated from the French means ” mass celebrations “. Usually, festivals are held in late winter — early spring. The citizens of many countries enjoy the coming of spring and waiting for heat, sun, joy and love.
Oktoberfest — learn Germans closer
Oktoberfest really allows you to know the Germans and their traditions very close. This is one of the most important festivals in Germany. It is held every year and attracts a lot of tourists, beer celebration worldwide known and has won many admirers. Those wishing to visit this festival is growing every year, and people are already going full families, bringing neighbors and friends.
Since the festival began, the Germans noticed that it gives people some kind of magical effect, and it’s not just the beer. People like the bustle, the crowd, a mass gathering in the squares, like the smell of beer and fried sausages, it forces people to do extraordinary things. Even the most modest guests manage something, “kelp”, jumping on the bench and drinking real German beer.
After holding this festival in the lost and found gets lost an incredible amount of things, 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