The Main and the most striking event, which is open to all travellers, who visited Azerbaijan in the spring, is the holiday of Novruz – the symbol of spring. Every year on March 21 the whole of Azerbaijan meets this ancient folk festival by preparing yourself for four weeks. Many holiday traditions and rituals of Nowruz whole March surprise and impress foreign visitors. Many people specially go to the regions, for example, in the village of Yukhari Salahli, where they witness a classic ritual, like old times. During the celebration of Novruz in Azerbaijan it is customary to visit, exchange gifts and many sweets that are sure baked in every home.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev annually on the eve of Novruz Holiday treats congratulations to the Azerbaijani people and the members of his family involved in the festivities, which take place in Baku in front of the Maiden Tower in the Old town and the National seaside Park. September 30, 2009 Nowruz was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. A February 23, 2010 the United Nations declared March 21 the International day of Novruz.
Azerbaijani spring are all pleased with the wonderful weather and stormy generous variety of natural colors. At this time of the year, Azerbaijani cooks will offer a real vitamin menu Continue reading
Moderator:Our world is large and diverse. It is inhabited by millions of people all over the world. And depending on residency and weather conditions, all the people look different. They have different color skin, hair, different eyes, different noses and they all dress up in different ways. And most importantly – lead different lifestyles. And this is the greatest wealth of the world. After all, every nation makes the world so bright and colorful as we are used to seeing
Look at each other – we are so different: someone above – someone following, someone’s eyes are grey, and some brown, and maybe even green… we all Have different hair – and it already says that we all belong to different people. To study the culture and life of the world’s peoples is not only fun and interesting, but also useful, because it is in the diversity of peoples on the earth is stored, the source of wisdom and kindness.
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“Once the sages decided to hide all the secrets of their peoples, in order not to lose them and keep the uniqueness. And agreed never to speak of them Continue reading
One of the most famous and beloved “harvest festivals” in Europe — Wine festival in Cyprus. It is held on the island in the early fall of 1961, when the newly independent young Republic decided, on the one hand, to facilitate the “domestic producers”, and — to revive the cult of Dionysus, after a Hellenistic legacy of a highly revered and cultivated by the Greek Cypriots.
The production of grape wines in Cyprus has more than 7 000 years, and the unique climate — 340 Sunny days a year — gives to local wines a unique taste and aroma. They say that mark Antony gave Cyprus to Cleopatra as a wedding gift, saying: “Your love is as sweet as the wine of Cyprus”.
According to the legend, the famous Cypriot wine «Commandaria” drank Jesus and his disciples during the last Supper. Cyprus wines were very popular among the Royal families in Europe, and Richard the Lionheart called Commandaria «wine of kings and the Queen of wines”. During the “Feast of the five kings”, held in 1363 in London, “the Commandaria” treated Continue reading