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What are the national holidays in England?

Always interesting and useful to study the life of other peoples, countries, travel to these countries, to get acquainted with the life of people. A full understanding of the country and its people not get without seeing the celebrations, held in a particular place, the peculiarities of their conduct.

When communicating with any person it comes to England, just remember the famous double-Decker red buses, big Ben. the soldiers in the fine form, the Queen, Stonehenge, the Prime Meridian. But sightseeing is not the whole country. Many holidays in England unknown to the common man. And they are quite interesting and different from holiday dates in other countries.

The variety of holidays in England

Immediately it should be noted that English holidays similar dates with holidays in Wales and Northern Ireland, but somewhat different from holidays in Scotland.

Public holidays in England are called “Bank”, which means the official weekend among Bank and other organizations. Informal activities are also in abundance are the British does not mean weekend, but are, nevertheless, rapidly, as, for example, April fool’s Day jokes and pranks on this day are present even Continue reading

Holidays and festivals of Rome

Speaking the language poetic, really, maybe a bit pompous, holidays and festivals – it’s kind of a rim of precious stone called Rome. Indeed, holiday is a holiday, so why not try timing your trip for any of them?

For starters, here is a list of national holidays of Italy; note that these days do not work not only of agencies and institutions in Italy, but the embassies and consulates of the country in other States.

1 January – New year

6 January – Epiphany (the Baptism)

April‑may – Easter Monday (day after Easter) and Easter Sunday

April 25 – Day of liberation from fascism

1 may – labour Day

June 2 – Republic Day

August 15 – “Ferragosto” (Ascension of our lady)

November 1 – All Saints Day, forefathers day

December 8 – Immaculate conception of the virgin Mary

25 December – Christmas day

26 December – St. Stephen’s Day.

As in most other European countries, the period of Christmas and new year holidays and vacations lasts from December 25 to January 6 – from Christmas to Epiphany. New year’s day (Capodanno) – one of the favorite holidays, it is celebrated everywhere, including in Rome. The city takes on a festive look, its streets and squares are decorated with appropriate Christmas paraphernalia. At the same time falls during school holidays, and of course, Continue reading

Mad World

Your Idol? (ask the appropriate people)

. Since ancient times our Ancestors depicted the image of different Gods. Images were made of stone, wood, precious metals, etc. They were called in different ways: those that are in the form of statues – Idols, in the form of a relief image on the plane of the Image, in the form of painting Faces. Idols standing in a valley called “IDOL” (the Truth in the valley). Let’s talk about the Idols. The word Idol means: “Kum” ‘ – the relative “peace” -the universe, i.e. Idol – universal Kinsman. Idol helps us to install and support the two-way communication with the Ancestral God and His Power. Slavic Gods are our Ancestors and we are their descendants. Therefore, cutting out the Idol from the tree, people carve statues of their Ancestors and the purer the Master Heart and Soul, the better it depicts a particular God without distorting His Image. The image of the Gods usually sotarauta FROM the male species of trees: Oak, Beech, Ash, elm, Cedar. But the image of the virgin female: Birch, Willow, Larch, etc. The Idols are cut different symbols: Swastikas, Runes, Inscriptions. Dimensions Idols are from 1 inch (17.78 cm) to 4 fathoms (1137,44 cm) and above. Idol is kind of portrayed as a Wise old man, watching the deeds of their relatives and descendants. The man speaking to the Gods and Ancestors Continue reading

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