April 29 - World Dance Day, unitingMillions of fans of this art form all over the world. On this day, you can witness an unusual flash mob or visit some idea - the blessing in honor of the significant date of their organizing an unthinkable amount.
If you are indifferent to dancing, on the 29th there are several more reasons for the celebration.
International Day of Dance
World Dance Day was established by UNESCO in 1982And is celebrated on April 29 - the birthday of the great French choreographer Jean-Georges Nover, considered "the father of modern ballet". For millions of dancers, choreographers, directors, participants in ballroom and folk dance ensembles around the world, Dance Day is a professional holiday. But do not stay away and lovers, street racers, self-taught and all those who are united by love for this unique art form.
In Russia, on this day, the Benois Dance prize, established in 1991 by the International Association of Choreographers, is presented annually. The award ceremony takes place on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater.
Sueva's Day in Japan
After his death, Emperor Hirohito received the eternalThe title of the Emperor Seva, and the day of his birth was proclaimed a national holiday. Soon it was renamed Green Day, however, starting in 2007, after the adoption of the relevant law by the Parliament of Japan, the original name was returned to it.
On this day, the memory of the emperor who ruledCountry from 1926 to 1989. Sova, the throne name Hirohito (which is the motto of the government) is translated into Russian as "Enlightened World". Indeed, the life of the Japanese changed with him in a cardinal way. "From now on I become a man," the divine Hirohito declared in his address to the people in 1945. The Emperor was no longer considered the viceroy of God, but only mere mortals. Japan rapidly transformed into a secular, westernized, industrial state. The standard of living of citizens has significantly increased, the culture of everyday life has changed, and the birth rate has risen.
Prior to the emperor Hirohito, simple Japanese believed that the state and their lives were ruled by God.
The Day of Showa opens the so-called Golden Week in Japan. This is a week that brings together several big celebrations. It ends with the Children's Holiday, celebrated on May 5.
The Eastern Slavs on April 29 - Navy Day. In ancient times ritual visits to the graves of friends, relatives, ancestors began with him. At the burial sites it was customary to bring the so-called trebs - a special kind of offerings. Treasure could be food, drinks, household items made by own hands.
It was believed that on the eve of the Navy Day, buried without a rite, or the forgotten dead rise from the graves.
On the Orthodox calendar April 29 - ArininDay (Arina - "urvi shores"). According to legend Arina - martyr for the faith, which was offered to renounce Christianity. She refused and was sent to a brothel. There, no one dared touch her, and the woman was executed.
In Rus on Arinin, the day of the river begins to enterNormal channels, eroding the banks and ravines - hence the popular saying "Arina - urvi shores". On this day it is customary to engage in seedlings and whiten the trunks of garden trees.