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
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National day of women of color (USA)
The holiday was introduced in 1986 with the main objective – to provide support to indigenous inhabitants of Africa, and India. Alaska, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. On this day, many women’s organizations hold conferences, exhibitions and concerts aimed at combating racism. Street mobs distributed literature – books on the rights of indigenous peoples and their rich culture.
National grandmother’s day (France)
Date . the first Sunday in March
Every year on the first Sunday of March in France marks national day grandmothers. On this day, French women in years (the brave Continue reading
“Oh, Rio, Rio, the roar of the tide” — the dream city of Ostap Bender and the world capital of carnivals in combination. Grand annual carnival in Rio is a unique artistic event — the benchmark, which are equal to the festivals organized around the globe.
Brazilian carnival begins on Saturday, 40 days before Easter and before the beginning of lent, merriment lasts 4 days and ends on “Fat Tuesday”.
Carnival in Rio is remarkable that it not only memorable entertainment for guests from around the world, but a meeting with a true culture of Brazil.
For residents of the country’s most important carnival event, concentrating traditions and preferences of the people.
This celebration of joy, where people are dancing, singing and having fun literally “till you drop”. The atmosphere is liberating and allows you to let go of the feelings, emotions and be happy for real, the rhythms of Brazilian Samba.
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The celebration is preceded by months of preparation. Each Continue reading