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
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Feast of farewell to the ABC is an important event in the life of first graders. After studying the Alphabet, the children together with new books will discover many of the countries that will go to travel, get acquainted with the different characters. And the tour can be started with materials of the new edition of “how to entertain guests” № 8(159)2015, where Taps and Laps saved from the Ogre and teach the letters of the magical Alphabet to get to the Country of knowledge. Did not remain without attention and this is a significant holiday like mother’s Day, in which you can congratulate mom, to do a presentation or make a spectacle concert, Continue reading
The world famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro opens on the Friday before the February “Ash Wednesday” and is considered the main event here. The annual colourful carnival – the parade of the Samba schools. The organization of the event was headed by the Ministry of tourism, and urban League of Samba schools in conjunction with the broadcasters that will be broadcasting from the streets of the city. Each school from year to year is a new program, in accordance with which it selects and manufactures Playground and costumes.
Do not remain without attention honing of skills of rhythm, choreography, as well as presentations and harmony among group members. It should be noted that many participants in the carnival for a whole year saving up money for the purchase and manufacture of costume, who will present at the parade.
Nominated annually only one Samba school that received the most points in the first League “special group”. The winners of the special group will receive cash prizes. As a rule, all contestants are of no less value is the availability of belonging to the winning school from the “special group”.
The order of presentations of schools determines a lot. The parade takes place on Sunday and Monday, every day perform on six schools. The number of participants in each group varies from 3 to 5 thousand people. Contestants Continue reading