Boldino autumn - final concert
This evening before the audience was and Nizhny Novgorod artists, and their colleagues from other Russian cities, and musicians from South Korea. Arias and scenes from famous operas, Adagio and…

Continue reading →

Merry holidays: Summer festivals in Ukraine
  This summer, the Ukrainians are facing a pretty intense program of music festivals. I chose a few, in my opinion, the most interesting of them, among which every fan…

Continue reading →

began

The Women of the world holidays

the Ancient Germans believed that in women there is something sacred, and therefore consulted them as oracles. Often the reverence of men came on, and they worshipped women as a real living goddesses. Imagine the ancient Germans, shaggy and fierce, dressed in animal skins, with war paint on his face. Now, this wild subject had not committed himself one day in a year for tenderly-sweet eulogies “weak half of mankind,” but honestly women were worshiped all year round…

We, modern women, it seems that this holiday was always. Does — our great-grandmother were spared from having to blush with pleasure, listening required the compliments and taking the gift of the branches of stunted Mimosas. Thank you Clara Zetkin and Leonid Ilyich! The decision on annual celebration of International women’s day was taken in 1910 at the second International conference of socialists in Copenhagen, on the proposal of Clara Zetkin. The holiday was first held in 1911 in America and in some European countries and in 1913 — in Russia. In 1966, by order of Leonid Brezhnev, on March 8 became a non-working day in the USSR — and to this day remains as such.

Are we right, proudly calling this day “international”? Judge for yourself. This day is declared a national Continue reading

10 most colorful carnivals of the world

 

As it is strange, but February is the most festive month of the year . The thing is that this month, around the world are the most memorable carnivals, during which you can see colorful parades, plenty of food and all kinds of fun.

There are many theories concerning the origin of the carnival. Some believe that the word “carnival” comes from the Latin expression “carne vale” meaning “farewell to meat”, signifying the last days when one could eat meat before Lent. Others believe that celebrating ward off evil spirits and are a way to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring.

The Rio carnival is a kind of yardstick with which to measure all other carnivals. It is also one of the most celebrated artistic events in the world. Slightly more than half a million tourists come every year to the “capital of all carnivals in the world”, to watch the greatest Orgy of all times and peoples. The carnival begins with the crowning of king Momo, who passed a huge silver and gold keys to the city. Then begin the celebration across the country on all the streets, squares, bars and clubs, culminating in a Parade of Samba, when the best are on a Samba school in Rio de Janeiro to win the title Continue reading