All year long children. and many adults are waiting for the Christmas holidays! A special thrill children a foretaste of the Feast of St. Nicholas . Of course, the gifts and good mood! Because Nicholas is the patron and protector of children. For their good behavior, hard work. diligence children receive “Nikolas”, so the beginning of winter, usually this happiness for parents, children show the tops of their efforts! All obedient children got tonight gifts under the pillow or in his boot! I hope YOUR kids have not received the cane in the corner! Even adults are imbued with a special atmosphere and sometimes give each other gifts! It is so cute and touching! And You are pleased with your mate a little gift? If not, there’s still time!
A bit of history of the feast of St. Nicholas
A long time ago in Italy, in the city of Myrrh there lived a young man Nicholas. His parents died early, he became a lonely dreamer. One day, he learned that some poor girl will not be able to marry a loved one because she had no dowry. Nicholas had sympathy for her and quietly threw up in her house bag with a decent amount of money. The girl believed in the miracle that helped her to reunite with her lover. Nicholas was immensely happy that he had made good, and understand Continue reading
For many millennia from mouth to mouth went the ancient myths and legends. Perhaps to you they may seem like an invention. But ancient Iranians believed that all this happened actually.
THE MYTH OF THE KING HUANGHE AND UNRAVELED THE MYSTERY OF FIRE
Once the king of Hushang went hunting in the desert. While hunting, he suddenly saw a black poisonous snake that was heading in his direction. Hushang not confused and thrown into a snake the first thing that caught him by the arm — the black stone (flint). The snake went away. And Hushang noticed that from hitting stones on the other stones came the spark that ignited the dry grass and twigs. So the king of Hushang solved the mystery of the fire and told people about it.
Since that time the inhabitants of the Iranian deserts, especially the provinces of Yazd and Kerman, celebrate the Festival of lights, keeping the ancient tradition and supporting the “eternal flame” Hushenga.
THE MYTH OF ARASH THE ARCHER AND THE HOLIDAY TIREGAN
It was in ancient times when the king of Turan Afrosiab broke in Mazandaran (North of Iran) Iranian troops of king Manuchehr. To keep the Turanians in Iran, Manouchehr made with Afrocuba agreement that one of the Iranian soldiers, climbing mount Damavand, will release in the sky arrow. Where the arrow will fall, and there will be the boundary between Iran and Turan. Afrosiab agreed, Continue reading
Today’s carnivals-the favorite holidays of many Nations, living in different countries and on different continents. It came from the Latin word “carrus navalis”, which means “amusing chariot”, that is, the ship festive processions.
The origin of carnivals in Western Europe is most often associated with the middle ages, because in that time they received an unusually noisy and vivid expression. But in the Renaissance, the carnival turned into a luxurious event, during which froze the entire business life of the city. Residents poured into the streets and partied all day and night. Everywhere rode a beautiful wagon with the mummers, which portrayed the seasons, the heroes of ancient mythology, merchants, traders and savages. There were jesters, flirting with passersby.
The birthplace of the carnival is considered to be Italy. The main hero of Italian carnivals becomes “king”, sedately seated on the wagon. It was surrounded by popular characters – the characters of the Italian Commedia Dell’arte: a crowd favorite harlequin, arrogant liar and a coward Captain, guileless love, stupid and miserly merchant Pantalone, Continue reading