It’s related to the late winter festival cycle. According to pagan beliefs, the winter was a time of evil, so the Kukeri had the task to chase away everything evil the winter represented with their scary masques. Therefore it’s not a counterpart of Halloween. It’s rather related to the traditions that came to be associated with the Lent, even though there is no sanctioned carnival tradition in the Orthodox Church. The Lent celebrations, like Kukeri or jumping over fires, were and are very much frowned upon by the Church. The only similarity to Halloween are the scary masques.
The people of Brussels take off the masks and the police find that it is impossible to issue penalties to those who do not respect the Belgium regime’s claim to be pursuing health measures.
A seaman who fell overboard from a supply ship in the vast Pacific Ocean at 4 am spent more than 14 hours clinging to an old fishing buoy before being rescued. Alone in the middle of the world’s greatest ocean, and without a lifejacket, at first dawn he chose to swim towards a black speck he spotted on the horizon. It was a decision that would ultimately save his life.
OFFICERS from Spain’s network of Local Police services are rejecting the AstraZeneca jab over concerns over side effects. The Confederation of Local and Autonomous Security is calling on Spain’s government not to give its Local Police officers and support staff the AstraZeneca jab over concerns of side effects.
The Kremlin during the Second World War acknowledged Charles de Gaulle as the leader of the government in exile of Free France because he had helped torpedo Winston Churchill’s plan for the Western allies to liberate Central Europe, according to French historian and former head of Le Figaro Magazine Henri-Christian Giraud in his book ‘De Gaulle and the Communists’.
Findings show that the pandemic affected a system ‘already cut to the bone from 10 years of austerity’ and called on the Government to ‘stop repackaging old funding commitments as new support and do more to stop this terrible loss of life’.
While the COVID-19 pandemic completely overshadowed the issue of migration to Europe in the media that does not mean migration slowed down. The report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Eurostat, and Frontex shows that the number of asylum applications in some EU countries increased.
This month marks the anniversary of the first congress of the Communist League in London (1847), when Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were commissioned to write the ‘Communist Manifesto.’ Although much scholarly output has catalogued the many problems with Marxist political and economic ideology as outlined in that seminal work, often overlooked has been the actual character of Karl Marx.
Music gained popularity in the intimate nineteenth-century parlour. At the time, home life was centred in the salon, or parlour, where children played and learned with adult supervision, and where the family entertained company.
The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale is airbrushed out of the conventional history books and mainstream media. Yet, the engagement was Africa’s biggest clash since El Alamein that took place in July 1942.