Solstice — time in the yearly rotation of the Earth around the Sun, when there is the shortest day or the shortest night. In year two solstice — winter and summer. In the Northern hemisphere the winter solstice occurs on 21 or 22 December and then there is the shortest day (and longest night), summer — 20 or 21 June and then there is the shortest night and the longest day). In the southern hemisphere on the dates given are, respectively, the summer and winter solstices.
In the mid-latitudes, during the year, in spring and early summer, the Sun every day rises higher above the horizon, and at the time of the summer solstice stops and changes its movement reversed. Then it rises every day and in the end, at the time of the winter solstice, again changes its movement in reverse and starts to climb.
In the times of the solstices the Sun in its apparent motion along the Ecliptic is most distant from the celestial equator, reaches its greatest declination North or South.
Due to various inequalities in the motion of the Earth, era solstice oscillate at 1—2 days. The summer solstice, when the Sun has the greatest Northern declination, it is an average of 21 June, this day is the beginning of summer. The winter solstice, when the greatest southern declination Continue reading
just a couple of months ago I told you about the most unusual festivals in the world: the monkey feast in India, throwing pumpkins in the U.S., the festival of colors in India, Orange slaughter in Italy. also in a separate article devoted to the Festival called “Tomatina” in Colombia. And so my friends I pulled another 9 very amazing festivals of different Nations. I want to share them with you. Let’s start. 1. Naki Sumo – the festival of crying babies (Japan)
Any mother feels bad when her baby crying, but during this festival, loud crying is a big advantage. Every year in the castle Sensoji in Tokyo, is more than 400 years of history, the purpose of which – to calm fretful children, and to maintain their health. Two adult sumo wrestler lifts him into the air little children and grimaces trying to scare them to such an extent that the baby roared all he was worth. The judge listens carefully to both children and determines the winner. Parents voluntarily sending their children to participate in this competition, believing that it helps to ward off evil spirits and protect them through life. This year in Naki Sumo involves more than 80 children aged under one year. 2. Kanamara Matsuri – steel phallus (Japan)
Translation Kanamara Matsuri means “the Festival of the steel phallus”, which occurs annually in the Japanese city of Kawasaki. This is the phallus during the festival Continue reading
The fiftieth anniversary is the perfect date for any representative of the stronger sex. This is the age when a man already has a clear position in life and many achievements.
Nevertheless, ahead of he still has many happy years and ambitious plans, which he will undoubtedly embody. Such holiday shall be marked in a special way that will long remain in the memory of the birthday boy and all the guests who shared with him the joy.
Pleasant chores: how to prepare and where to spend the festive event
Depending on the time of year and nature of the birthday, a festive evening can be arranged in the house of the hero of the occasion, a cafe or restaurant or even outdoors.
In any case, such things should be taken care of in advance, at the last moment to not have to accept what is, instead make a conscious choice of the most appropriate site.
In addition, it is mandatory to prepare a script of jubilee for 50 year old male, as banal gatherings at the table – not the best option, which, moreover, is quickly bored.
Thus, you need to prepare that evening was a truly memorable experience. There are many original scripts for the 50th anniversary of men who will raise the sense of celebration to a new level.
Jubilee evening in the company of loved Continue reading