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
Especially for avid travelers, whose travel is not about admiring the colorful scenery and ancient architecture, influential publication “The Forbes” has published a rating of the most colorful, flamboyant, exciting holidays of the world. The rating publication included the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, the Munich Oktoberfest, and more.
So, in the first place among deserving your visiting to the holidays, according to the edition of “The Forbes”, is the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, which is held annually in the Brazilian capital on 2-5 February.
The history of carnival in Rio starts from the middle of the 19th century, and its tradition is rooted in the European middle Ages. Today, the carnival is an extravaganza of music, dance, theatrical performances, which annually brings together hundreds of thousands of Brazilians and tourists, writes League.
In the second position of the rating – carnival “Mardi Gras” (from the French. – fat Tuesday), which is annually held February 2-5 in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras in a religious context is analogous 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