The feast of Candlemas, celebrated on February 15th (old style – 2 February) is among the great twelve great feasts of the Orthodox Church. In Eastern countries, Candlemas is known from IV and V. in the West since the fifth century. This holiday was established to honor the memory of one of the most significant events in the history of the relationship of God with humanity.
In the Church of the virgin Mary and Joseph met Simeon, who, according to the beliefs of the Orthodox faith, was one of the translators of the Holy Scriptures of the old Testament from Hebrew into Greek. Once, as a young, Simeon worked on the translation of the book of Isaiah, he doubted the prophecy that Christ was to be born of an earthly woman. He even wanted to fix the text, but in that moment, Simeon angel appeared and said that because of his doubt, he will not die until such time as your eyes will not see the Savior.
Turning her eyes on the Baby, Simeon realized that this is a long-awaited miracle. Guided by the divine Providence, the Holy one took him up and said the following words: “You Now dismiss Your servant, Lord, according to Thy word, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples…”. Continue reading
The earliest festivals appeared in England, these were mass celebrations or prezidenta, accompanied by musical, theatrical or circus performances. In the 20th century they began to be international festivals, and in our country the first music festivals appeared in the USSR in the 1930-ies. Over time, festivals were supplemented by new kinds: festivals, rock festivals, folk festivals artville art. We look at the most famous music festivals in the world by the portal Samogo
One of the oldest and longest-running festivals of classical music. Held in London in 1895 and lasts three months. The concept of the festival is to make the classics accessible to the masses. Each year the festival takes place to hundreds of concerts by the best orchestras in the world.
The Salzburg festival
The Salzburg festival
Passes in Austria, the homeland of the great Mozart. Was first held in 1920. Within two months of the festival each year is given over 200 performances of various genres, performances, operas, concerts of symphonic orchestras. Two-thirds of the 250 thousand festival visitors are foreigners.
The festival in San Remo
This festival is both the most famous Italian song contest, has been held since Continue reading
Love Parade (love Parade) – the largest Technopark, which began its history in Germany. This country is considered to be the ancestor of the festival. In 1989 the Berlin opened its Brandenburg gate for fans of electronic music. Until 2006, the festival was held only in the capital of Germany, and since 2007 has covered most of the cities in the Ruhr region.
The first parade was organized Mathias Reing . after collecting all 150 fans of electronic music, but after a decade – by 1999, the parade was visited by 1.6 million people! The parade is at all times treated ambiguously: fans of electronic music have not seen life without him, simple as the Germans were in constant outrage because of the unbearable noise and turmoil going on in the streets according to them. 2004 and 2005 steel for the festival small change due to various financial issues: the organizers could not find a sponsor, despite the huge number of people wishing to attend the festival. In 2006, the festival was resumed again and gathered more than a million fans technomusic, in 2007 the parade with over a million participants took place in Essen in 2008 in Duisburg, a small town was visited by 1.6 million people.
“Black year” for the festival the year 2010, when during the riots killed Continue reading