The last week from the Great Lent is called the Holy Week, and it begins with the Palm Sunday, which in Romania is known as "Floriile", when girls with the name of Florina usually celebrate this day as their name day. The Holy Week also includes the Maundy Thursday (in Romanian is called "joia patimilor") and the Good Friday, which in Romanian is called "vinerea mare", when the people are not supposed to eat at all.
There are many traditions and customs for Easter in Romania, but many depend on the region.Everywhere in our country there is the tradition of painting eggs and another one, of the bunny.The Easter Bunny is a mythological rabbit who brings eggs and candy to children on the Easter holiday. The rabbit as an Easter symbol seems to have its origins in 1500, Germany; the first candies in a rabbit shape seem to have appeared in 1800 also in Germany.
Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given to celebrate the Easter holiday. It is said that these eggs are often hidden ...
Easter, annual festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the principal feast of the Christian year. It is celebrated on a Sunday on varying dates between March 22 and April 25 and is therefore called a movable feast.
The tradition of Easter - The ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with an uproarious festival commemorating their goddess of offspring and of springtime, Eastre. When the second-century Christian missionaries encountered the tribes of the north with their pagan celebrations, they attempted to convert them to Christianity. They did so, however, in a clandestine manner.
Easter games: Easter egg hunt, Easter egg roll, Egg Bowling, Egg Toss, Eggs and spoon Races, Egg knocking Game, Edible Eggs, Rabbit Mask, Baskets.E.greetings: May the peace of Easter fill your heart,May the joy of Easter, fill your home,May the blessings of Easter, fill your days!
Astaire, Fred (1899-1987), American dancer and actor, known for his graceful, sophisticated dance style and for his musical comedy films. Born Fred Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, Astaire appeared in vaudeville at the age of seven with his sister Adele. From 1917 to 1932 they were a noted Broadway dancing team, appearing in such musicals as Over the Top (1917), Lady Be Good (1925), and Funny Face (1927). After Adele Astaire retired from the stage, Fred Astaire began a career in films. His first film was Dancing Lady (1933). His films with the dancer Ginger Rogers, beginning with Flying Down to Rio (1933), include Roberta (1935), Top Hat (1935), Shall We Dance? (1937), and The Barkleys of Broadway (1949). Astaire and Rogers developed an elegant dance style, noted for its technical excellence and intimacy. Astaire's other films include Easter Parade (1948), with Judy Garland; Daddy Long Legs (1955), with Leslie Caron; Funny Face (1957), with Audrey Hepburn; and Silk Stockings (1957), with ...
In Romania, 1 of March is the day when men offer women a kind of
amulet and two knitted silk tassels: a white one and a red one. March
1^st marks nature's comes back to life and the beginning of the Lent
(Easter Fasting). Some Transylvanian villages celebrate rites of fire
purification and keeping away the bad winter spirits known as the
Bonfires or Village Shouting.
The beauty of childhood is the fact that children see thing differently then adults, they see them so much simpler and they always pick the shortest way to someone's heart. I used to like fun and games and everything beautiful when I was a child.
At age 6, Frederick's grandmother had told him that they were taking a long journey. They set out westward, with Frederick clinging to his grandmother's skirt with fear and uncertainty They had approached a large elegant home, the Lloyd Plantation, where several children were playing on the grounds. Betsy Baily had pointed out 3 children which were his brother Perry, and his sisters Sara and Eliza. His grandmother had told him to join his siblings and he did so reluctantly. After a while one of the children yelled out to Frederick that his grandmother was gone. Frederick fell to the ground and wept, he was about to learn the harsh realities of the slave system.
Some scientists feel that the climatic phenomena are becoming more frequent due to global warming. Others feel that El Nińo and La Nińa are contributing to the warming/cooling of the earth. Still yet, some people believe that the El Nińo and La Nińa events are simply part of a larger cycle of climatic changes. Unfortunately, we have been studying these events far to short to tell.
A SUNNY WEEKEND AT MONT-SAINTE-ANNE STARTING WITH A BEACH PARTY!Beaupre, April 3rd 2003 – This is it, the VOLKSWAGEN SPRING MADNESS FESTIVAL AT MONT-SAINTE-ANNE is finally here! Festivities start on April 5th and 6th with multiple and varied activities for everyone. The Weekend Beach Party « For a Flirt » brings celebrations at the mountain all weekend long; the Mélanie Turgeon’s day on April 6th will not only present our World Champion to visitors but it is also a children fund raising event as well. The Instructors Challenge will join this busy weekend on April 5th and 6th with instructors from all over Canada.
WEEKEND BEACH PARTY « FOR A FLIRT »On April 5th et 6th, it is a summer foretaste at the mountain with sundecks, music, beer and cocktails! A special Louisiana necklace contest will also be held this weekend. Trade special favors for flowers! ...
Born: 13 June 1831 in Edinburgh, ScotlandDied: 5 Nov 1879 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
James Clerk Maxwell was born at 14 India Street in Edinburgh, a house built by his parents in the 1820s, but shortly afterwards his family moved to their home at Glenlair in Kirkcudbrightshire about 20 km from Dumfries. There he enjoyed a country upbringing and his natural curiosity displayed itself at an early age. In a letter written on 25 April 1834 when 'The Boy' was not yet three years old he is described as follows, see :
He is a very happy man, and has improved much since the weather got moderate; he has great work with doors, locks, keys etc., and 'Show me how it doos' is never out of his mouth. He also investigates the hidden course of streams and bell-wires, the way the water gets from the pond through the wall and a pend or small bridge and down a drain ...
When James was eight years old his mother died. His parents plan that they ...
Christmas crackers were invented in the late 19th century by an enterprising English baker , Tom Smith , eho , by 1900 , was selling 13 million worldwide each year , and Christmas cards only became commonplace in the 1870s , although the first one was produced in London in 1846 . The familiar image of Santa Claus , complete with sled , reindeers , and sack of toys , is an American invention ehich first appeared in a drawing by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Magazine in 1868 , although the legend of Father Christmas is ancient and complex , being partly derived from St. Nicholas and a jovial medieval figure , the “spirit of Christmas “ . In Russia , he traditionally carries a pink piglet under his arm .
Pentru a salva vieti, misionarii au decis sa isi popularizeze mesajul religios incet, permitand populatiilor sa isi continue celebrarile pagane insa acestea trebuiau sa fie in maniera crestina. Asa cum s-a intamplat, sarbatoarea pagana Eastre avea loc la aceeasi data ca si sarbatoarea crestina a renasterii Domnului.
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