“Kanaval”, “Mardi Gras”, “Carnevale”, “Fat-Tuesday”, “Carnival” — different countries, different names… And yet, wherever there’s been this wonderful holiday, it always means one thing — a giant street party. This year’s carnival celebrations reach a climax on March 4, and the streets of many cities in the world filled with colors, music and fun.
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro — perhaps the most famous festival in the world. His marches and enthusiastic citizens — carnival event of international significance that marks the eve of lent, — 40-day period of abstinence for Catholics. In short, carnival — it is a chance to eat, to feast and to natalitsa before the days of self-denial, which occur on ash Wednesday (day of repentance).
European recognised by the Catholic Church as a pagan holiday which has conquered the whole world. It became popular in the most unexpected corners of the planet, for example, in Goa — predominantly Hindu resort India, where the carnival was introduced by the Portuguese.
Without a doubt, the North American carnival capital — New Orleans. Here day breaks before lent sounds in French — “Mardi Gras” (same as “Fat – Tuesday” or Fat Tuesday). Continue reading
In the summer, we especially want to keep your figure in perfect form. But it is quite difficult if you do not do physical exercise. We offer you a light and tasty summer salads recipes which will come in handy on a festive table, and for every day.
In the heat we often visit the idea that “hungry”. But after a few hours, our body still wants to eat. Offer You in the summer to pay a little more attention to the salads. They have a low caloric content, and a variety of ingredients will help you cook the most interesting and delicious culinary masterpieces on weekdays and on the holiday table.
Recipe 1. Salad «Orange ships”
If your guests with a good sense of taste, this salad they will appreciate. Preparation time is not more than 40-47 minutes.
For cooking you will need the following products:
– 4-5 ripe oranges, it is better not large;
– 200 g canned sweet corn;
– 150-170 grams of hard cheese; Continue reading
June 21-22 is the pinnacle of the year, marks the turning of the Sun in winter and is called the feast of Kupala. This rotation of the Sun, which divides the year into two halves, anciently accompanied by a special festival.
The history of Kupala, rooted in the depth of millennia. The Union of fire, water, earth, and sky — the so-called summer solstice.The main mystery of Midsummer celebrations begin the night of 21 to 22 June. Afternoon assemble and weave wreaths, and at night make offerings to fire and water, earth and sky, dance around the campfire and sing songs. Jumping over the fire and dancing on coals is a fiery cleansing. The water in this period is filled with the miraculous power to heal, protect, attract, bring health, beauty and peace.
Astronomically July 2, the Earth passes perihelion. Perihelion — the farthest point from the Sun Earth’s orbit. At noon height of the Sun above the horizon for most. The sun for a short time becomes in a special position, symbolizing unity with God. In three days — from 5 to 7 July — all the waters of the Earth are charged with special, magical powers. The sun like the face of God sends his divine grace through the element of Water. A person can receive spiritual revelation given directly by God.
The tradition Continue reading