New year in Britain can hardly be called a major holiday. Entire stock of holiday energy exhausted on Christmas day and Boxing day, and only in Scotland, New year is celebrated with a traditional scope.
Usually when people talk about New year in Scotland, just mention burning a barrel of tar – a symbol of liberation from the failures and all the bad that occurred last year. However, the Scottish new year traditions more than all European countries combined. New year in Scots – holiday Hogmanay with strong pagan roots.
His main attribute is fire, so the Scots dispersed Christmas sadness and evil spirits kilometers torchlight processions, giant bonfires and indispensable fire in home fireplaces.
The most spectacular sight –the rotation of the fireballs in the pitch darkness men in kilts to the accompaniment of bagpipes rotate above their heads something like a huge burning balls. In the darkness, visible only flying by themselves fiery sphere.
And in Scotland hundreds of dedicated citizens splashing in the waters of the Fort, thousands of Scots and tourists Kaylee dancing, singing hogmanays “the Days are long past” on the poems of Robert burns, and between the singing hug and kiss each other – thousands of friends and strangers from Continue reading
In August, quite a lot of holidays and not only formal, but very unusual. Celebrate them in different corners of the globe fun and interesting. With some of them today we’ll introduce ourselves.
Since 1984 with an easy left hand British lefties 13 August worldwide annually celebrated “left-hander’s Day”. By the way, funny the fact that in the imperishable work of the Russian writer Nikolai Leskov- «left-handed» our left-handed craftsman shod toy flea, made right-handed
Brussels flower carpet — so-called holiday, which is celebrated Belgians on August 13-14. Every two years in the Central square of Brussels Grand place is spread a carpet of begonias live “tuberose grandiflora” (this variety was bred in 1860 in Flanders). The fragrant freshness of begonias supports within two days of the holiday the whole system of fountains, organically included in the plexus ornaments from 800 thousand colors. August 14 all gather in the square near the city hall, where a sound and light show, and the sky all night illuminated by fantastic fireworks. Continue reading
As you know, the salad is a cold dish that is prepared from vegetable mixture, mushrooms, beans, fruits and different greens. Usually salads dressed with the standard sauces. sunflower and olive oils, lemon juice, mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt without additives. As for cooking time, the salad is done immediately before use or a few hours before.
Salads are not considered a full meal, this quick snack. So, the ancient Romans with grilled meat often made a sort of salad of endive, onions, olive oil and honey. But in the Middle ages, people almost forgot about these dishes. Only peasants cooked vegetable salads consisting of onions, garlic, parsley and mint.
Over time, the salads were recognized. On a culinary pedestal of honor they were erected by the French. They came up with to mix seemed absolutely incompatible ingredients, getting balanced and delicious meals, which received the name of the French salads. In addition, the French also entitled to most of the famous sauces and dressings.
Thanks to the French and we got kind of salad etiquette. Unspoken rules are in the proper selection of components and related dressings. There is a part of the experiment in the preparation of these dishes. Because without it we wouldn’t have gotten a tenth of that receptora of wealth that you have now.
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