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Heraclius Carnival

On Shrove Tuesday people rejoice the coming of spring, the awakening of the sun and start a new life. A round, gold and hot pancake – a kind of symbol of the holiday and traditional dish carnival week. That is what is known about the origin of the Christian traditions of Carnival. The Byzantine emperor Heraclius (610-640 gg.) After six years of war with the Persian king made a vow not Hozroem eat meat last week before Lent. Byzantium won. Having taken a vow of pious and petition the king, the Holy Church has put into the charter of a seven-day abstinence from meat. Liturgical features and Shrove history of the church charter completely refute the false idea that Carnival goes back only to some pagan customs, such as the burning of effigies in honor of farewell to winter and spring meetings. For a long time in days Carnival celebrations were weak estate, property and official distinction. By the holiday […]

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