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A Holiday without limits: carnival in Cologne

During the carnival, everyone can try on the mask to anyone and have some fun from the heart. Prostoturist has become part of a festive extravaganza at one of the most famous carnivals in the world.

Before lent long been accepted to have fun with lavish meals and alcohol. Even the word “carnival” (“carne vale”) is translated from Latin as “no meat”. Carnival in Cologne is a tradition that originated in the mists of time. She could not even destroy the Church, which has long been banned to have fun before lent.

The carnival takes place every year in February, but the date is adjusted depending on the date of the post. In 2013 festive event is scheduled from 7 to 11 February. Traditionally, the celebration lasts for four days and invariably begins on Thursday at 11 hours and 11 minutes.

Citizens are responsible for this event and the preparations begin early, in November. The carnival is organised by the city, the festival is always full of surprises, because the highlight of the upcoming action trying to keep them secret. Carnival in Cologne is really affordable freedom and fun, because this festival is free: he passes on the streets, and his party can be anyone. In addition to the processions are held ancient ceremonies, shows are held in the city squares and costume 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

Festivals and holidays in the USA

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The U.S. is not experiencing a shortage in all kinds of festive events and festivals. Almost every day there are several dozen kinds of holidays, from religious and cultural activities to sports. In the days of nationwide celebrations almost all the shops, banks and offices are closed. Many States also have their own weekends associated with local festivals or religious holidays (in some States, for example, good Friday is the incomplete working day).

Almost half of the country is in a festive euphoria and not working during the Superbowl (the final competition in American football, the end of January) or the Stanley Cup final hockey (April-may). In February or March is the famous festival of Mardi-Gras (Mardi Gras) in New Orleans, collecting a few hundred thousand participants and tourists from all over the world. In the middle of March is St. Patrick’s Day, accompanied by numerous parades and ethnic ceremonies, which was originally a folk holiday of the Irish community, in recent times it has become a national holiday that is celebrated with particular fervor in new York and Chicago. In may held a famous Derby of Kentucky (Kentucky Derby, Louisville).

Independence day (commemorates the signing of the Declaration of independence July 4, 1776) – the main national holiday Continue reading

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