St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland for more than a millennium. It was a time to cut loose during the Catholic Lent season, and as such it quickly became synonymous with Irish food and drink.
Russia’s top Christian leader has warned that athletes and soldiers in the country are turning to pagan traditions.
Even in their ruined formed, the glory of the Parthenon in Greece and the Luxor Temple in Egypt draw myriad tourists every year. However, it can be hard to imagine what these buildings looked like in their dazzling original forms. That’s why Expedia recently showed off these GIFs that revitalize ancient ruins to their former glory.
Saint David’s Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi or the Feast of Saint David, is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March, the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD. The feast has been regularly celebrated since the canonisation of David in the 12th century, by Pope Callixtus II, though it is not a public holiday in the UK.
Kurentovanje is a Slovenian meat-and-mouth folk ritual in honour of spring and fertility, which is a carnival to banish winter. An analogue of Maslenitsa. The origins of Kurentovanje are doubtful, but it is likely associated with Slavic paganism. Typical dances from the month of March take place in […]
The five-year-long conservation of one of the most important Gothic relics in Poland has been completed.
While religious venues all over the Netherlands are often recycled into apartments and bars, some Dutch observers see covert outside pressure, namely the anti-religious strategy of Western elites as the key driver behind this process.
More than a century ago, Winchester Cathedral, which is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe and the longest of all Gothic cathedrals, was saved by the heroic work of a diver, who worked tirelessly to reinforce the foundations of this historic structure, and thus preserve one of the largest and most iconic buildings in all of England.
The Lauterbrunnental Valley in Switzerland has been my photographic dream for years. It is surrounded by mighty peaks of the Bernese Alps: Eiger (3970 m), Mönch (4107 m) and Jungfrau (4158 m). It is one of the deepest valleys in the Alps and you can admire here amazing waterfalls. There are 72 of them!
90-Year-Old Czech Grandma Turns Small Village Into Her Art Gallery By Hand-Painting Flowers On Its Houses
Remember the little Polish village where every house is covered with painted flowers? Well, one 90-year-old resident of Louka, Czech Republic, is aiming to make her hometown just as charming and spends every spring and summer adorning window and door frames with majestic blue flower designs.