The Thais are very funny and sentimental people. Therefore, annual festivals, memorial days and holidays play a big role in their lives. Many Thai festivals are fun and colorful, and the Thais always invite tourists to participate in them. Other events very solemn and ceremonious. Regardless of whether it is a dazzling procession of Buddhist religious ceremony, unbridled joy or exotic ritual – all these holidays remain a pleasant memory for tourists and help them to understand the cultural heritage of Thailand is the most exotic countries in Asia.
Most festivals associated with Buddhism, the annual cycle of ripening rice, memorable dates in the life of Thailand’s kings. Some celebrations are held on certain days, others, mostly Buddhist, associated with the lunar calendar. Lots of fun folk festivals.
Makha Puja – the Day of full moon in February
National holiday-related events in the history of Buddhism, when 1250 disciples of the Lord Buddha gathered to hear him preach. During this day of prayer interspersed with such good works as the food of the monks, the release of birds and fish from cages and aquariums. After sunset throughout the Kingdom Buddhist monks lead around the temples praying, Continue reading
Over time people have become tolerant of tattoos and their the owners, moreover, are interested not only to getting a tattoo-pattern, but also to the history of tattooing. And the people who are interested in, as they say, “sunken”, simply must, by definition, to communicate with each other. And how can you communicate with people with common interests? Or through thematic printed publications, or in person. The need for both forced to produce specialized journals and to organize congresses and festivals of the followers of the tattoo.
Undoubtedly influenced tolerance to tattoo and changes in society: the struggle for equal rights for women and ethnic minorities. And the growth of personal income eased and even eliminated legal sanctions against tattoos, thus increasing the number of professional salons. However, many still believe the inscriptions and drawings on the body of the case is unnecessary and harmful. The role of festivals in the fact that in a live conversation to prove: tattoo — work of art, of artistic value.
The seriousness of the relationship to the tattoo show edition solid logs, and the opening of museums.
The Creator of the Museum of the history of tattooing in Oxford for many years Chairman of the British club tattooists Lionel Michener publishes a monthly magazine. Continue reading
The peoples of the world
The history of its origin, many festivals and rituals of the peoples of the world are inextricably linked to religion, culture and spiritual heritage of this or that nationality.
Throughout the existence of mankind, these unique historical and cultural value have been born, evolved and disappeared, but the vast majority of them still managed to walk to our days almost in its original form.
The rites of the Slavs: history of origin
Speaking of cultural heritage, which managed to pass through the centuries, reaching today’s time, you should cite the example of the famous rites and traditions of the Slavic peoples.
Most of these ancient rituals and customs to their origin directly associated with paganism, that used to be part of the first human conceptions of man and the world, and later became the basis for all existing religions on the planet.
Calendar festivals and rituals among the Slavs
Communication with the holidays
Officially existed pre-Christian Pantheon of Slavic gods, approved by the Prince Volodymyr, comprised of male and female deities, with whom were associated the earliest Continue reading