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Easter traditions. What kind of eggs are there?

Easter traditions. What kind of eggs are there?

Easter is approaching, in Ukraine – Velikonod, which means that a variety of colors and stickers for Easter eggs appear on the market, and the prices for eggs themselves increase dramatically. Art shops offer a variety of colors, glitters, contours, rhinestones and other materials that, if you have a certain imagination, you can apply for decorating eggs. But what eggs were decorated with the Easter tables of our great-grandmothers? Krashenki – from the word to paint. This is the most…

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How to fix the christening? Part one, ecclesiastical

How to fix the christening? Part one, ecclesiastical

Hurray, baby was born! And after this joy we are waiting for one more – the mystery of the second, spiritual birth of man. The Sacrament of Baptism is a holiday that happens only once in a lifetime. Speech here will go about baptism Orthodox . Of course, this is something more than just a beautiful rite. Parents that are going to baptize a child in the Orthodox Church, first of all, it is necessary to learn about faith itself…

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How to fix the christening? Part two, festive

How to fix the christening? Part two, festive

So, the baby is baptized! It’s time for a merry family celebration. How it will be depends on your imagination; here are a few ideas. According to the ancient Russian tradition, christenings are a great home feast. His main treat is a baptismal porridge, generously dressed with milk, butter, sugar, decorated with halves of boiled eggs. Even in this dish, a chicken or rooster was baked, depending on who was born: a girl or a boy. Grains of porridge symbolize…

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How to settle abroad, or your honor, Mrs Chuzhbina!

How to settle abroad, or your honor, Mrs Chuzhbina!

Even if you are going, for long or forever, to the country of your dreams and are not disposed to yearn for home, prepare yourself for a long cultural shock. Take with you books, CDs with your favorite music and movies in your native language. And grab some things that will help you feel at home: say, a cup for you, a tablecloth, a towel. Do not forget photos of loved ones and favorite streets. Do you remember the ancient…

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How does music affect a person?

How does music affect a person?

We all love to listen to music. Tastes and preferences, however, are different for everyone: from “Vladimirsky Central” to Beethoven. Have you ever asked yourself the question “why do I like listening to music”? The range of answers is wide, ranging from primitive “like – do not like” to “wakes up the soul”, “makes you think”. In fact, everything is much deeper. On the one hand, we will not exclude the so-called “human factor”. After all, we are all different…

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Who played women, or Hello, I’m your aunt!

Who played women, or Hello, I’m your aunt!

As one aphorism goes, “women are capable of everything, men are for everything else.” About the fact that men are capable of “everything else”, we do not doubt, but are they able to at least some time to be a woman? No, it’s not about secret fantasies or changing sexual orientation. Just want to remember the famous desperate men, whom we at least once saw … in a dress. This whole story with the transformations of a woman began a…

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How to behave in a temple, or Religious etiquette (Part 1)

How to behave in a temple, or Religious etiquette (Part 1)

Each religion has a number of distinctive features. I do not mean the difference in the faith itself – everyone has their own. But to know the basics of behavior in the temples representing various religious currents, it is simply necessary for every person. You never know where life can enter … So, let’s start with what is closest to us, the Russian people. Orthodox temple As a rule, Orthodox churches have three entrances: the main (western, opposite altar), northern…

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How to hold an eastern tea ceremony?

How to hold an eastern tea ceremony?

Tea drinking in the East, especially in China and Japan, is a very old tradition. The culture of the tea ceremony is inseparable from the art, the culture of these countries, the whole way of life. The essence of the ceremony are four basic principles, which in 1564 were erected in the rules of the tea ceremony Sen Rikyu – the famous master of tea making. These rules: va, kei, sei, jiaku, literally translated as – harmony, respect, purity, tranquility…

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What are the orders of the Great Patriotic War?

What are the orders of the Great Patriotic War?

Such orders existed and still exist. Order of the “Victory”. Established by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on 8.11.43, the Supreme Military Order, they were awarded the persons of the top command of the SA for the successful conduct of such combat operations on the scale of one or several fronts, as a result of which the situation changed radically in favor of the SA. The order was awarded (in the order of…

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How to behave in a restaurant?

How to behave in a restaurant?

Like the theater, the restaurant starts with a hanger. Unfortunately, our citizens have to remind about this. Do not rush yourself to sit at a table, even if you see free places. It is best to wait for the head waiter to avoid misunderstandings. By the way, but how to contact the waiter? “Girl”, “Ganson”, “waiter” are unacceptable. Therefore, if for some reason the waiter did not introduce himself (although he should do it), do not hesitate to ask his…

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