For those who love winter, it is not difficult to organize a festival for the millions of visitors per month to build an entire city made of snow and ice. The collection includes three Paradise for lovers of winter.
First snow festival in Sapporo Japanese was held in 1950, and the story of its creation is very romantic. Tell that students are simply sculpted animals out of the snow and passers-by liked it so much that the idea of turning children’s art into a citywide celebration. Two decades it was an event at a local scale, but the Winter Olympics of 1972 brought the festival to the world level, and in 1974 in Sapporo hosted the first international competition to create pieces of snow and ice.
Each year the festival has expanded. Now it lasts exactly one week in early February and distributed in three areas of the city (Odori Park, the stadium Tsutomu, quarter Susukino). However, for participants, the work begins much earlier: teams arrive in Sapporo almost a month to create their works, and delivered to the city a huge amount of snow on five-ton trucks. To create these massive pieces of wooden frame is created, there is filled with snow, and then the sculptors begin Continue reading
The summer holiday of St. Nicholas – may 22. Holy pray when sick at heart, and he is asked for help, prosperity, well-being in the way.
During the life of the Saint worked many miracles. Thanks to his prayers, Myra was rescued from starvation. Appeared in a dream to the Italian merchant and leaving him in the pledge of three gold coins, which he. waking up in the morning, found in his hand, asked him to come to the Worlds and sell rye.
More than once saved the Saint drowning in the sea, deduced from captivity and captivity. Appeared in a dream to Saint equal-to-apostles Constantine, Nicholas urged him to let go unjustly condemned to death the generals who, while in prison, he prayed to the Savior. It helps and now, will certainly need him to pray and ask for help.
Before asking something from St. Nicholas, read the prayer.
PRAYER TO ST. NICHOLAS
“Oh weblogi father Nicholas, the shepherd and teacher of weak faith have recourse to thee to thy intercession and warm prayer calling you! Soon potsize and deliver Christ’s flock from the wolves, destroying e; and Saku Christian country protect and preserve your Holy prayers from worldly rebellion, the coward, the invasion of the heathen, Continue reading
Spain is one of the most popular European countries among Russian tourists. This country boasts a mild climate, rich culture and resilient people. As in other countries, in Spain there are national holidays which are celebrated only in this country, or even in a particular city. Today I will talk about two of the most unusual, in my opinion, holidays Spain. This Fallas and La Tomatina.
Fallas is a celebration of spring in Valencia, which lasts from the beginning of March, and culminating in the night from 19 to 20 March. Naturally, the offensive is celebrated not only in Valencia, but also in Spain and even around the world. However, Fallas has a unique flavor that makes hundreds of thousands of people to flock to Valencia in mid-March. No wonder these days the city’s population is growing at two to three times .
Fallas something like Russian Shrovetide, because as the Russians, the Spaniards in the night from 19 to 20 March burn a huge doll. And Fallas begins on the first day of the first month of spring parade of pyrotechnics. Professional pyrotechnics several days in a row competing for the most spectacular Continue reading