Velesajam day traditionally celebrates the middle of winter. At this time all nature is still asleep, and only Velez Korovin goes through villages and towns, playing the magic flute and not allowing people to be sad. This legend is reinforced by the occasion. It is also believed that Veles is the protector of cattle, but because that Pets do not freeze in severe frosts, February 11, sprinkle them with Holy water.
Milkmaids, in turn, should drink strong honey, “cows were affectionate,” and then symbolically have to beat the men with boards for spinning flax on the back, “the oxen were obedient”.
In this day and performed the rite of the distillate “cow’s death”. For it invite pouwelse that plays various scenes from everyday life that, in the opinion of the people, allows us to attract good luck, take trouble, to ensure good growth of cattle and abundance. And organized a special procession, after which the required conduct ritual fight of Veles and Marena. Mummers finish the staging, and begins the feast. By the way, on this day it is forbidden to cook beef dishes, but otherwise there are no restrictions.
Holiday February 11: world Day of the sick
Festival blossoms in Japan
Sakura in Japan — the tree, which enjoys special veneration and love. Every year in April in Japan is traditionally held the feast of the cherry blossom — Hanami-party . About the unusual event, not everyone knows Russian, and European tourist: Random tell, what is this holiday and how it is celebrated in the land of the Rising Sun.
The history of this beautiful ceremony began in the days of ancient Hayana (794-1185 years). Japanese aristocracy then excelled in refinement of manners and grace, spending long hours under the flowering trees for different classes. They enjoyed soft drinks, arcade games, wrote poems and just talked at a high level.
As for flowering trees, it should be noted that the Japanese Sakura blossoms delicate and beautiful flowers. They represent human life . embody feminine beauty and are a symbol of Japan . Grows Sakura, or mountain cherry, is almost everywhere: in cities, in the mountainous areas and along river banks. Incredibly, and in the former USSR you can see how the magic Sakura blossoms, arriving, for example, in the Botanical garden in Petropavlovsk, in Kazakhstan. Other amazing places of Kazakhstan learn here .
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Japanese cuisine: national features cooking
Dishes in Japanese cuisine is usually simple, with few ingredients. The Japanese prefer fresh food.
When cooking, the chefs try to retain the true taste of the product, and not subjected to heat treatment. Prefer dishes to eat raw or steamed. According to Japanese tradition, it is customary to eat several dishes in small portions. On the table have to be rice — an essential attribute. The Japanese prefer to eat fresh food. Therefore the set of products in the course of a year change. can not do in Japan without seafood. In terms of drinks — on the table green tea or sake.
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The most popular and common around the world Japanese food — it’s sushi. Sushi can be called a national pride of Japan. Japan chefs often experiment with the preparation of sushi, try to find something new.
Rice in Japan — it as bread in Russia. Not to eat rice in Japan is considered rude. Him eat until the last grain. A plate made to hold at chest level, and eat with chopsticks.
But as a drink on Japanese cuisine — sake. A drink obtained by fermentation of rice. Fortress varies from 15-20%. Sake is a rice vodka or rice wine. Cooking Continue reading