Christmas traditions
This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year's holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically…

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Nicholas II in Nikolaev
Nicholas II Alexandrovich /Romanov/ (6(18).05.1868 Tsarskoye Selo — 17.08.1918 Ekaterinburg) — last Russian Emperor (1894-1917 gg.), the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III Alexandrovich and Empress Maria Feodorovna. His reign…

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Customs and traditions of Lezgian (with pictures)

Along with Islam in the Lezgin culture preserved the elements of pagan beliefs. To this day in the life of the Lezgian show a remarkable phenomena and items, customs and rituals that have deep roots in far antiquity. In the 21st century high-tech and amazing quirks of antiquity, the imprints of the past, and this shows again how diverse and unique corners of the Earth, one of which is the edge of the Lezghins.

Even in pre-Islamic times, when people could not describe the laws of nature, he ascribed all the divine spirits. The Lezgins, they were called the Djinn, which were more often evil than good. So naturally, to protect themselves and loved ones, made all kinds of charms. For example, if the house was built, we had to hang on the wall, the tableware. This was to bring new settlers happiness and prosperity. Still in Lezgin homes can be found this ancient “ADAT”.

As amulets, the Lezghins have also used thorny plants. Perhaps this is due to a belief that pricked sharp needles evil Genie will leave the person and not bring him into trouble. Similarly thorns were hung on the walls, and currently they are often seen as remote under the rear view Continue reading

Interesting amazing facts

1. Every 2 minutes we shoot more pictures than all of humanity took during the 19 century.

2. At the moment, 1998 is as far from us as 2030.

3. New York is actually South of Rome in Italy.

4. Mammoths died out only 1000 years after the Egyptian pyramids were built.

5. When was invented the Fax machine in Russia still had serfdom.

6. The animated series “the Simpsons” is so long that people who graduated high school this year were born when the series has already lasted several years.

7. The carrot was originally purple.

8. At a time when the first film “Star wars”, in France still executed on the guillotine.

9. Hard to believe, but in the USA more libraries than McDonald’s restaurants.

10. Human DNA 50% DNA repeats of the banana.

11. In Welsh folklore, fairies rode corgis dogs.

12. If the paper roll 42 times, the thickness of the convolution will be equal to the distance from the earth to the moon

13. Every year hundreds of trees grow only because proteins forget where they buried their acorns and pine cones.

14. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.

15. The name Jessica was invented by Shakespeare for the play “the merchant of Venice”.

16. Since then, Pluto has been Continue reading

How the Japanese celebrate Christmas and what have video games?

Japan is one of the most tolerant in religious countries. Despite the homogeneity of the population (over 98% Japanese), the range of religious denominations: Muslims, Catholics, Orthodox (the first Orthodox Church was erected under the leadership of Archbishop Nicholas of Japan in the late nineteenth century), followers of sects and new religions. More than 80% of the population is Buddhist and Shinto, with many Japanese at the same time profess both. The fact is that, in the sixth century when Buddhism first came to the Japanese archipelago, dominated Shinto, there was quite an open religion, and many Japanese gods, kami, were perceived as incarnations of Buddhas. Today the name of one of the most famous images, many-armed Kannon, is the manufacturer of cameras and cameras. It all eventually significantly affects popular culture in General and video games in particular: the Japanese easily use any religious names, symbols, and paraphernalia to draw heroes, villains, monsters, weapons, clothing and even whole cities, and nobody within Japan will never take offense. Beautiful, unusual and great, no offense.

Japanese friend admits: “when I feel bad, I’m a Buddhist, because I hope that this is my last life and I won’t have to be reborn and suffer Continue reading