As archaeologists discovered new mass graves of plague and famine victims during the reconstruction of the Ossuary in Kutná Hora in Czechia, the location has now gained the status of probably the largest plague burial ground in Europe.
THE SIGNIFICANCE of the four Central European States is that Visegrád would be the 17th largest economy in the world, with twice the growth of the EU, and most people in the EU work in the region after Germany.
The summer solstice, known also as midsummer, will be celebrated on 20 June. It marks both the longest day and the shortest night of the year and is technically the official start of summer. It’s also one of Europe’s most celebrated and magical evenings, associated with St. John the Baptist but also with Pagan rituals.
In July, 2021, the world will mourn the 103 years of remembrance of the massacre of Imperial Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and his family. In 1918, Europe’s most admired royal family, second in timescale only to the Hapsburg Empire, were herded by their Bolshevik captors into a basement in Yekaterinburg under the pretext that their photograph was to be taken.
Dolores O’ Riordan died January 15, at the age of 46. The singer of the Cranberries, with an angry, fragile, or angelic voice has passed away in the afterlife and in London where she had come to record one last time.
More than one million people and close to one hundred different religious associations enjoy the wonderful festive atmosphere of this pilgrimage to the village of El Rocío.
The feast of Green Week (Zielone Świątki) is celebrated in Poland around mid-May towards early June – it’s syncretized with the movable celebrations of Pentecost that starts 50 days after Easter. These festivities show many elements of pre-Christian Slavic spring rituals. 2021 date: May 23 / June 20 (Eastern).
For us Europeans, Christianity is not a matter of choice, but a predestination, emphasized Katalin Novák, Minister without Portfolio for Families and Vice-President of Fidesz, on at a conference entitled ‘Christianity and political manoeuvring room in the 21st century’.
Since its establishment in 1860, the Russian Compound in Jerusalem has undergone many makeovers and ownership changes.
To better understand half-American Winston Churchill it is best to keep in mind that foremost the World War II warlord was an opportunist. A political chameleon, he changed sides of the House more times than he changed his women’s silk knickers, which he adored. It would be difficult to find anyone outside Hitler’s Germany to heap more praise on Adolf Hitler did. Winston Churchill had no problems changing his political rhetoric as the audience and opportunity required.