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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
The font size of the Fall – the wonderful Golden time and the time for the most memorable and enjoyable stay. You can go to the sea, to feel its gentle glow and enjoy all the delights of the peak season. You can go to the mountains to appreciate the greatness and beauty of the Carpathian mountains in their autumn attire, and you can go to the most amazing architectural and cultural monuments of Ukraine. We will help tip to decide where to spend your holiday in the autumn in Ukraine. We present to your attention 5 ideas for an autumn holiday 2014.
1. Sea of Azov – the unforgettable velvet season
If for you is not a priority in the rest of the hot summer sun, if you like quiet and relaxation at the seaside, if you know all the delights of the peak season, then the resorts of the Azov sea – the best place to stay in autumn 2014.
Among the advantages of such rest on the Azov sea not possible to allocate a large population, abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits, cheap prices for housing and food. In addition, often in September and October stays pretty warm weather. During peak season can be perfect to sunbathe 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