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
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Residents of Cyprus are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. On the island there are many traditions and customs . However, Cyprus is today more interested in the events of 20 years ago than those that happened thousands of years ago. The inhabitants of the Northern part of the island adhere to the traditions and culture of their neighbour – Turkey: are Turkish names, prefer Turkish cuisine and are followers of Islam. Since North Cyprus is annexed by Turkey, the entry of tourists is prohibited. In another part of the island prefer the Greek tradition, the Greek cuisine and profess the Orthodox religion.
Cyprus with its long history abounds with various cultural and historical sights. Organization UNESCO has included in its World Heritage List nine Byzantine churches and even a city – Kata Paphos.
For many centuries the culture of Cyprus were formed on the basis of cultural exchange between Europe, Asia and Africa. This happened because of its geographical location. However, the Cyprus traditions and customs have their own charm. They best reflected in the ceremonies and other special events in a person’s life. Continue reading
Georgian wedding traditions
Real Georgian wedding – this is a beautiful, entertaining and rich holiday with observance of all original customs of Georgian people. The first rule of Georgian wedding – is abundance of invited guests. Sometimes their number reaches several hundreds. By the way, refuse to come to the wedding – impossible. Since this is a big insult for the inviting party, and sometimes that starts with it long-term enmity of two families.
Family creation in Georgia consists of three stages: machackova — a proposal, “nishnoba” — the betrothal and “kortsili” – wedding. Although today parents frequently do not participate in the selection of the bride or groom for their children, as it was relatively recently, the role of the family in marriage remains very high. The marriage must be approved by relatives. To this step both families fit very responsibly. And try to find out more about potential relatives. And only then they give consent to marriage proposal. Well, when all formalities are observed behind; it is time for the ceremony of betrothal.
The beautiful custom the groom, with the bride’s entering their future house, climbs to the roof and unleashes a white bird. Then the newlyweds are offered a wedding glass of wine. Continue reading