Today we will go on a world journey, which would look at the brightest, fun and extraordinary feasts and festivals on the planet.
Festival of colors Holi, India
Holi is an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The festivities begin with the lighting of bonfire on the Holi eve. Then, participants of the event to start throwing colored powders and spraying liquid paints are absolutely everywhere spreading the fun and sharing their joy with everyone around, regardless of class and caste.
The winter light festival, Japan
With more than seven million led bulbs in the Botanical garden, Nabana No Sato, the Japanese celebrate the coming of winter. A large portion of Park lighting is powered by solar panels, charging during the day, minimizing the impact of the festival on the environment.
Venice carnival, Italy
In 1162, the Venetian Republic gained its independence. In honor of the victory, the Venetians had a holiday at San Marco square. Nowadays, the carnival marks the beginning of lent. Little has changed since the first carnival may outfits have become much sophisticated.
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Today in Taganrog start of the final event of the all-Russian TV contest “TEFI Region”. Within three days the guests of our city will be known television personalities, members of the Russian television Academy, journalists, producers
In the current “TEFI Region” was attended by 160 companies from all over Russia, who presented 546 entries. To choose the best members of the jury have in Taganrog. Solemn ceremony of rewarding of winners will take place April 21 at the theatre named after Chekhov. Also in the competition program included round tables and discussions on the most pressing issues of modern television, master classes, creative meetings. It is planned that in the framework of the “TEFI” in our city will be visited by the President of the Foundation “Academy of Russian television” Mikhail Shvydkoy, President of the National Association of broadcasters Eduard Sagalaev, popular TV presenters Vladimir Pozner, Arina Sharapova, Vasily Kiknadze and others.
– Carrying out of such a serious competition for Taganrog – very honorable and responsible mission, said at a recent press conference, the chief of city Department of culture Elena Sheluhin. – Preparatory work Continue reading
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In our day in the life of Orthodox families, the holidays of Christmas and Easter, of course, are celebrated, does not pass without attention to family life and Great Post. But after a joyful Easter day Church family life normally as it freezes. But in the spring and summer months in the Church calendar, a lot of special days that can be of great importance in the religious-moral education of children.
Earlier in Russia held fast to the custom of “Radonitsa”: custom to visit the graves of relatives and friends on Tuesday in the second week after Easter Sunday. This custom has been preserved in many places abroad, where they live more or less large group of Orthodox immigrants. For the convenience of working Radonitsa is often moved on the Sunday of Thomas, i.e. the first Sunday after Easter. Orthodox people visit the graves of deceased relatives and friends, there are memorial services, placed on the graves of red Easter eggs — as if with Christ passed into eternal life loved ones. In America, for example, Orthodox cemeteries are commonly outside the city, and this Easter remembrance of loved ones is often accompanied by a kind of picnic with refreshments, cleaning the graves, Continue reading