New Year - the most interesting facts
• New Year - the most interesting facts
Let us now learn something new about this holiday.
The first mention of the inverse image of the New Year holiday known since the third millennium BC in Mesopotamia.
The tradition of decorating the Christmas tree first appeared in the territory of present-day Germany in the Middle Ages.
The new year began to celebrate the first of January 1700, the year of the decree of Peter the Great.
For the first time, the Russians rested, not worked only the first of January in 1898, the year.
Santa Claus was first mentioned in 1840 as the character of "Tales grandfather Irenaeus" Odoevskogo. But the roots of "cold medium" dates back to the Slavic mythology.
The Snow Maiden and Santa Claus appeared in our country in Soviet times. The first appearance of the duo at the festival was held in 1937.
In the Russian Santa Claus as much as three houses in Arkhangelsk (late 1980s), Chunozerskoy Manor (from 1995) and the Great Ustyug (from 1998). A year ago, the house of Santa Claus appeared in Murmansk. Another, more virtual home, called the North Pole.
The official birthday of the main character of the New Year is celebrated on November 18.
The Snow Maiden hails from the Kostroma region, as well as the author of the play "Snow Maiden" by Alexander Ostrovsky.
She was born officially in the night from the fourth to the fifth of April.
Lyrics "was born in the forest herringbone" were written by Raisa Kudashovoy in 1903. The poem "Herringbone" was published in the Christmas issue of the journal "Baby". Two years later, thanks to the composer Leonid Beckman poem turned into a song.
In Spain made to eat on New Year's twelve grapes, as, indeed, and Cuba.
The tradition of fireworks and crackers came from Asia. The idea is that the louder and brighter - the more frighten off evil spirits.
Santa Claus's reindeer name: Dasher, Dancer, Prenser, Vixen, Comet, Kyupid, Donner, Blitzen. In North America, the leader of a red-nosed Rudolph.
Santa Claus on Cyprus called Basil.
James Belushi to an acting career moonlighting as Santa Claus and was arrested by police at the time of conveying gifts. Santa Claus has been imprisoned in handcuffs in front of the children, for the lack of a driver's license.
In Japan before the New Year to get the rake, the better to nagresti yourself plenty of happiness
The first luminous electric garland hung outside the White House in 1895, the year.
In Cambodia, instead of Santa Claus - Santa Glow
The first glass Christmas decorations appeared in Sweden in the middle of the last century.
The first Christmas card appeared around the same time. In England, in 1843, the year.
New Year - the year of the black water snake.