Siuda Baba, a person appearing on the Easter Monday in only a few villages in southern Poland, is a great example of how bits of the informations about the old religions and customs were carried on by rural communities over the long centuries and how they survived in a form of local folklore traditions.
The tradition most likely goes back to the 14th century, but it likely also has pre-Christian origins connected to the March equinox and the coming of spring – water being a symbol of life and renewal. Similar traditions can be found all around Central and Eastern Europe, with Поливаний понеділок (Watering Monday) in Ukraine, Oblévačka in Czech, Oblievačka in Slovak and Vízbevető in Hungary. It’s also known as ‘Dyngus Day’ in Polish communities outside Poland.
A new high-resolution scan of The Last Supper gives a crystal clear look at the famous painting. Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the finest artists and thinkers of all time. He created works that have endured for centuries, like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, the latter of which is thought to be the greatest depiction of a Biblical scene in all western European art. In it, Jesus and his 12 disciples are eating literally Christ’s last meal, and it was painted as a mural on a wall at a Dominican monastery by the great painter in 1498, in Milan.
The Running of the Wine Horses is a fantastic fiesta to attend, it takes place on the same day every year; the 2nd May. The fiesta, known in Spanish as the ‘Caballos del Vino’ has been declared as being of International Tourist Interest and is a well worth enjoying. It starts on 1st May and continues until 5th May. There are lots of parades, processions and re-enactments aside from the main event of the actual running of the wine horses.
On 15 April 2019, the fire at Paris’ Notre-Dame caused international emotion after the blaze brought its towering spire and roof crashing to the ground, wiping out centuries of priceless heritage central to French culture and history. Two years later, the work to make the cathedral safe is nearing completion.
Could there be more to the Hitler period of European history than we have so far been given to understand by the media, the intellectuals and pundits who are well paid to do our thinking for us?
Italy’s League party, Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) and Hungary’s Fidesz have joined forces to offer a viable conservative alternative to the European People’s Party which is increasingly abandoning its traditional values, League leader Matteo Salvini said in an interview with news and opinion portal Mandiner after his Budapest meeting with Mateusz Morawiecki and Viktor Orbán.
Swallow’s real name is Eefje Spreuters and she was born a man 46 years ago. Fast forward 42 years, Spreuters has been living openly as a woman for 15 months. That is, Efieu is government and mainstream approved a woman. Spreuters can use women’s toilets, locker rooms, and showers. Spreuters can compete with women, and if she commits a crime, she will serve her sentence in a women’s prison.
Time can be a complete menace to works of art. Dust, mold, mildew, dirt and even the varnish originally used on a painting can become thick and dark over the years, eventually obscuring or even completely hiding from view the original work.
NEW BEDFORD — When Amber Autry was moving into the house she just recently purchased in the South End, she found something inside that was totally unexpected — even a little spooky.