The festival programme were contests of singing, dance, theater groups, musicians, reciters of artistic expression, the national farmsteads and ritual performances, folk arts and crafts, held a tasting of dishes of national cuisine. Crowned the festival gala concert and awarding ceremony of the festival. Best in a particular category were handed diplomas, certificates, prizes and gifts. And for the winners in all nominations of the festival Committee for nationalities Affairs established a special prize. Participants in this brilliant event, as in previous years, dozens of original, talented creative teams, hundreds of performers from different cities and districts of the region.
The goals and objectives of a “Bridge of friendship-2004” high and noble: strengthening of international accord and friendship of the people, enhance the interaction of cultures, the preservation of a unified national and cultural space in the region, an introduction to the broad layers of the population of Tyumen and the Tyumen region with the best achievements of the multinational culture of Western Siberia… About this again reminded the audience of the leaders of the Committee for nationalities Alex Malczewski and culture Committee Eugene nigynsky. To this aim, productive and highly professional work of the staff of the Palace “Builder” together with Amateur 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
Primorye can always know the realities of the unique and mysterious Country of the Rising Sun
Autumn in Japan – the period colorful and interesting festivals. Among them, the festivals Zecurion-Matsuri and Kokiriko annually at the end of September will be held in Toyama Prefecture. They attract not only local residents. Among the participants of the festivals and spectators many Japanese, who arrived in Toyama Prefecture with other parts of the country and foreigners who have heard about the popularity of these events.
Note that the Toyama Prefecture and the Primorski territory since 1992 have close fraternal relations. so the presence in the audience Primorye is justified and understandable.
Festival Zecurion-Matsuri was held on 23 and 24 September in the city of Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture. The holiday has 300 years of history, and the origins of this tradition – in Shinto beliefs: every year in late September, the peasants created a whimsical sculptures from vegetables, fruits, grains, thus expressing gratitude for a rich harvest. About 50 years ago, the holiday was held in the form of competition, Continue reading