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The Feasts of rain

Loud spring rain, warm summer rain. mushroom autumn rain is in itself a holiday, if all this is not only delayed in prolonged bad weather. However, in some countries the feasts of rain is celebrated according to the calendar, and despite the weather conditions. And unless the rain didn’t deserve it?

The oldest of these festivals is Aremostly. Every year in late December, they celebrated the Aztec tribes in North America. And holiday (translated into Russian his name sounds like “water release”), and ceremonial dances, and sacrifices were dedicated to the rain God Tlaloc.

Because the main food of the Aztecs was the dish of corn, the Indians asked the terrible God to be merciful and release water from heaven in the form of rain for watering plants. Given the fact that the deity took only sacrifice little children, the Aztecs without remorse drowned babies in the midst of fun and dancing. Sometimes, instead of babies Tlaloc sacrificed slaves, but such a sacrifice was considered more scarce. Yes, very much for the opportunity to taste tortillas from corn. Well, now that this supposed edge.

Much more romantic and not as severely “blessed Day of rain” is celebrated in the Kingdom of Bhutan. There’s this festival is held after the end of the monsoon in the third week of September (usually Continue reading

The Most striking events of this weekend

“Public control” tells about the most interesting events that will take place in St. Petersburg from 4 to 6 September

The festival of colors Holi. The closing of the season

4 and 5 September at the stadium “Monolith”, which is on Forest Avenue 8, will see the summer. Tons of natural colours Holi, live and electronic music, professional photographers and vivid emotions.

– We will create a world in which that is best in each, will be reunited in the main colorful festival of the year, – according to the organizers.

On Friday, the Festival of colors kicks off at 18 o’clock, on Saturday – in 13. Admission is free, with no age restrictions.

The tea and coffee festival

From 4 to 6 September at the Moscow square will host VIII international festival of tea and coffee, where visitors can get acquainted with traditional and new favorite drinks, to learn the secrets of their preparation, to participate in the tastings and master classes, and purchase tea, coffee and related products for the home.

Entertainment program of the festival is aimed at creating a festive atmosphere. Also on the tea and coffee Continue reading

Festival Days of high music

Violinist of world renown, musician, constantly representing Russia at international concert venues, public figure.

Dmitri Kogan was born 27 October 1978 in Moscow, in the family of outstanding musicians. From the age of six he began to study the violin at the Central music school at the Moscow Conservatory. He has continued his education at the Academy of the Sibelius in Helsinki.

In 10 years Dmitry first performed with a Symphony orchestra, in fifteen — with the orchestra in the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1998 he became a soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic society. The violinist performs in all the major cities of Russia, with the best orchestras of the country.

In 1997 the debut of Dmitry Kogan in the UK and the USA. Since then, Dimitri has been touring extensively in Europe, Asia, America, Australia, the middle East and the far East in the CIS and Baltic countries. Performs solo concerts and leading Symphony orchestras at the elite venues in the world.

Dmitry has a large number of recordings for radio and television in many countries, also on CD and DVD. His repertoire includes almost all the major concertos for violin and orchestra. A special place in the repertoire of the violinist took a cycle of 24 caprices by N. Paganini, long considered unenforceable. In the world Continue reading

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