Tag Archives: Natale

Russian New Year Tale: Ded Moroz

New Year is impossible without Father Frost, in the modern Russian folklore he is called Ded Mor’oz. Strangely enough this character, who must have belonged to the ancient Russian mythology or at least to the international one, has too poor … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Secret of the Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, certainly, is not the Russian tale, however it has become the essential part of the Soviet New Year entertaining program. Restrictions & the religion prohibition in the USSR caused a peculiar cultural phenomenon: the main creative power … Continue reading

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Christmas at Versailles: Happy & Baroque Holiday Season!

Vive le Roy! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Maria KethuProfumo

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – New Year 1678

It might seem odd, Esteemed Readers, however the 17th century French did not celebrate Christmas & New Year. Fabulous celebrations with Christmas trees, presents & Santa Claus appeared only in the 19th century, on the eve of the Progress Age. … Continue reading

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Dazzling Christmas Beauty

Modern Christmas can’t be imagined without many things. A brightly decorated Christmas tree is one of them. And as soon as it is dressed in its sparkling fragile jewelries, the spirit of the feast becomes very intense. Bright lights twinkle … Continue reading

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Most Wanted Christmas Criminal

Esteemed Readers, Merry Christmas & Happy Winter Solstice! As this year many of you discuss Santa Claus’s origin in your festive posts, – that’s great that we remind each other of the Christian spirit of these magic days, – I … Continue reading

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