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АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Воскресенье, 30.03.2014, 11:29 | Сообщение # 1
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So, how about studing Scotland, its culture and traditions? You are welcome to add here videos from you-tube, any interesting articles on different topics, concerning Scotland, either on English or on Russian ^_^

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АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Воскресенье, 30.03.2014, 11:36 | Сообщение # 2
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For example - the traditional Scottish kilt
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Воскресенье, 30.03.2014, 11:38 | Сообщение # 3
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How to wear it
 
DumbassДата: Четверг, 03.04.2014, 18:52 | Сообщение # 4
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Национальные напитки Шотландия.

 "IRN-BRU" 

IRN-BRU является популярным газированный безалкогольный напиток представлен в шотландском городке Cumbernauld, который был сделан фирму Barr из Глазго. 
В результате инновационного маркетинга IRN-BRU в Шотландии является одним из самых продаваемых газированных напитков и конкурирует на равных там с такими мировыми брендами, как Coca-Cola и Pepsi. 
Напиток стал прообразом современного IRN-BRU, была введена в 1901 году, в шотландском городке Фолкерка называется варево Страчан в. Современное название для Irn-Bru появился в 1946 году в результате ребрендинга. В 1980 году официально представила низкокалорийной IRN-BRU (с 1991 года и теперь доступен в качестве пищевой IRN-BRU), а в 2006 году представляет собой энергетический напиток IRN-BRU 32.

"ВИСКИ" Шотландский виски, произведенный на территории Шотландии, Великобритания. Будучи "национальный" продукт, это виски имеет категорию "имена законодательно географически, и защищены национальными законодательными актами Великобритании, Европейского Союза и Всемирной торговой организации. Кстати, современное слово" виски "происходит . от гэльского "Uisge beatha" или "в` иски ", что означает" вода жизни " . Самая ранняя регистрация записей дистилляции были найдены в казначейских налоговых отчетов от 1493 года На первой странице доклада говорится: «в выдаче монаха Джон Кора восемь коробок ячменя для производства «воды жизни». Предварительные же расчеты показали, что ячмень можно производить около 1500 бутылок дистиллята, что говорит также о поставляемой продукции этого напитка монастырских стен. Но примитивная техника того времени и отсутствие научного подхода к производству приводят к выводу, что образующийся спирт был, вероятно, очень сильный и довольно вредно для здоровья. Однако, этот метод дистилляции была улучшена, и в XVI-XVII веках в этом вопросе были сделаны значительные improvements.Scotch виски, произведенный на территории Шотландии, Великобритания. Будучи "национальный" продукт, это виски имеет категорию "имена законодательно географически, и защищены национальными законодательными актами Великобритании, Европейского Союза и Всемирной торговой организации. Кстати, современное слово" виски "происходит . от гэльского "Uisge beatha" или "в` иски ", что означает" вода жизни " . Самая ранняя регистрация записей дистилляции были найдены в казначейских налоговых отчетов от 1493 года На первой странице доклада говорится: «в выдаче монаха Джон Кора восемь коробок ячменя для производства «воды жизни».


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НастяДата: Четверг, 03.04.2014, 21:13 | Сообщение # 5
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Wow! respect
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Четверг, 03.04.2014, 23:43 | Сообщение # 6
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biggrin Great job ))) but why not add some pictures? and please, for the next time search for something without alcohol cool
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Четверг, 03.04.2014, 23:46 | Сообщение # 7
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remember, then we will present it to pupils )
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Пятница, 04.04.2014, 17:06 | Сообщение # 8
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АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Пятница, 04.04.2014, 21:59 | Сообщение # 9
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An interesting article about thinhs, associated with Scotland - TRADITIONAL SCOTLAND

Drinks - Drinks
Scotland -Scotland
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Пятница, 04.04.2014, 22:13 | Сообщение # 10
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Sugarelly, or Liquorice water, is a traditional British soft drink made with liquorice that was popular in the early to mid 20th century.

It could not usually be bought as such, but instead prepared by leaving several strands of liquorice to diffuse in water for a period of time before drinking. This tradition seems to have been well known throughout Britain. It is mentioned in many of Richmal Crompton's "William" series and the Scottish cartoon "Oor Wullie" also makes mention of it.

Traditionally, this drink was made with "chemist's liquorice", a hard, black liquorice stick cut into sections and dropped into a bottle of cold water. This was left in a cool, dark place for a week or so. Once infused, the liquorice water could be enjoyed by shaking the bottle and sucking the brown foam from the neck of the bottle.

Sugarelly
Sugarelly 2

There are no traditional drinks apart from these sad
 
НастяДата: Вторник, 08.04.2014, 21:15 | Сообщение # 11
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                                      National Scottish food.
You'll be surprised at what you don't get for breakfast in Scotland. There is everything from cold starters, including an assortment of juices, yoghurts, fresh fruits, preserves and cereals, to a steaming bowl of porridge, crispy toast, a full Scottish breakfast and a cup of tea or coffee.
Full Scottish breakfast.
A full breakfast usually consists of a link sausage, bacon, eggs, tattie scone (potato scone), fried mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, baked beans, buttered toast and the Scottish favourite - black pudding. It certainly is a very complete meal, which will leave you feeling rather full when you finish your last bite.Served typically at breakfast time, but it is also common to feature on the menus as an 'all day' dish.
Kippers. You may also come across strongly flavoured kippers (cold smoked herring) served for breakfast.Once the quintessential British breakfast food in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, kippers are now enjoying a revival.Split in butterfly fashion, from tail to head, they are salted in brine and smoked over smouldering woodchips, and with only 125 calories per fillet and packed with protein, they provide a healthy way to start a day.

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АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Четверг, 10.04.2014, 22:49 | Сообщение # 12
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Nicely done! On weekends I promiss to watch the video ) Your text really made my mouth water up
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Четверг, 10.04.2014, 22:53 | Сообщение # 13
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Scottish Castles - Castles, etc
Symbols - Symbols
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Четверг, 10.04.2014, 22:55 | Сообщение # 14
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Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.

It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction.

This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War

The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.

In addition to guided tours provided by the castle stewards, there is an audio guide tour available in eight languages. The audio tour takes the visitor on a tour around the castle, explains its architecture, and tells its dramatic history. This guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin.

The Crown Jewel shop in the Royal Apartments offers exclusive lines of specially designed jewellery.

A courtesy vehicle (provided by the Bank of Scotland) can take visitors with a disability to the top of the castle. Ramps and a lift give access to the Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny and associated exhibition; and ramps provide access to the war memorial. For those with impaired vision, there is a free Braille guide and hands-on models of the Crown Jewels with Braille texts

Edinburgh Castle
 
SashaДата: Воскресенье, 13.04.2014, 15:46 | Сообщение # 15
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Walpurgis Night - a national holiday in Scotland, unlimited coven, "gathering" of the best magicians. Walpurgis Night is celebrated in Scotland on the night of April 30 to May 1.
Every self-respecting witch should "arrive in a mortar" or "broom" to these"gatherings". They flocked to the mountain peaks, among which the greatest success enjoyed "bald" Brocken mountain, going where all the
"elite", and doing his "holiday" in the feasts, dances and intercourse with the devil. They tried to prevent prosperous during the spring, sends a spell on people and animals, etc.
So on the eve ofWalpurgis Night ceremony was held in the villages of the expulsion of witches:
bonfires (which sometimes burned effigies witches), people avoided the house
with torches, rang the bell, etc. It was believed that the grass in the Walpurgis Night acquire miraculous power, so many quack-healer
went on gathering raw materials.
These beliefs were formed at the end of the VIII century, probably in the same way as occurred and
spread the belief in witches and witches: May 1 with a special solemnity
celebrated pagans first spring holiday, and it gave the roots festival gossip
coven.
The holiday lasts seven days.
April 30 is connected with the power of energy, it magic power, cleaning himself, he is associated with the
connection strength.
Usethis day to accumulate force - fire. Kindle need at least onefire, and ride through it with the addition of a shout. Essence - splash of energyinto the flame and getting it back.
Rhythm jumping through fire: first round - 7 times - a cleansing, second round - 7times - is the accumulation of energy. It is important the mood justfor what you're doing. Better ride barefoot, and thedew - cleaning will be more powerful. On the last jump of the firstround to be burned in the fire of the doll (7 jump, or immediately after). This doll knit of red woolenthreads. It is necessary to put your hair. Cut off their heads on thecross - bangs his head, left ear, right ear.
May 1, the second day is devoted to grass and water, the energy savings, and the rituals associated with the accumulation
of magic. Therefore, in this day nothing can give and give(debts better to give another day).
May 2 - the third day dedicated tothe house - cleaning, pumping house.
May 3, Day 4 - Day of theDead, help egregor dead, need to go to the cemetery.
May 4th, 5th day - day generic magic - everything connected with the energy kind. Can only be used in apositive, both the accumulation and purification can race clean.
May 5th, 6th day - a day dedicated tothe future - any bookmarks for the future.
May 6th, 7th day - the day oflove, sexual energies, divination, corrections events.
May 7th, 8th day - the final,final. Gather all previous practice devoted
magic rituals - all talismans for money, business mascots, all prepared for these days.


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LizaДата: Среда, 16.04.2014, 08:53 | Сообщение # 16
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Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom. It is situated to the north of England. Its symbol is a thistle and its patron saint is St. Andrew.

Scotland is divided into three natural regions: the Southern Uplands, the Central Lowlands and the Highlands and islands. There are only four cities with populations over 150,000 - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.

The largest city is Glasgow (population 630,000), it's the heart of industry, а centre of business and trade. South-west of Glasgow lies the town of Ayr, notable for the homeland of Robert Burns.

The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh (430,000). It is an ancient city and if you walk around it you can touch on history at every step. The two most interesting parts of the city are the Old Town and the New Town.

The Old Town, the face of Scotland's Middle Ages, lies between the Castle and Holyrood Palace. A line of streets, which runs from the Castle to Holyroodhouse, is called the Royal Mile. The most picturesque part of the Royal Mile is the Cannongate, which gives a good idea of what the Old Town was like.

Holyrood-house is a big royal palace which is the official Scottish residence of the Queen, the palace has its origins in a twelfth-century abbey. It became a royal palace in the sixteenth century.

The eighteenth-century New Town, designed by James Craig, is the face of the Enlightenment, of the philosopher David Hume, the economist Adam Smith and the writer Walter Scott - the city which became known as "the Athens of the North".

Princes Street is the most beautiful street of the New Town. It
has a lot of gardens on the one side and it is also Edinburgh's popular shopping centre.

Princes Street is connected with the name of Walter Scott. A monument 200 feet high rises between green trees. They call it a poem of stone. Inside it there is a marble statue of the writer, and of his favourite dog.

As an intellectual centre the city also has one of the oldest universities in Europe - the University of Edinburgh, which was founded in 1582.

The two east coast ports of Aberdeen (190,000) and Dundee (160,000) are locked in economic competition to service the North Sea oil industry. Each is also a  regional capital, and their separate characters reflect Scotland's rich mix of dialects and idioms. Aberdeen and Dundee are only 70 miles (110 km) apart, but their citizens speak a different kind of English.

Western Scotland ends with the remote chain of islands - the Western Isles.

Scotland is not densely populated. Most part of the Scottish population lives in Lowlands.




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АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Среда, 16.04.2014, 17:29 | Сообщение # 17
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They flocked to the mountain peaks, among which the greatest success enjoyed "bald" Brocken mountain, going where all the
"elite", and doing his "holiday" in the feasts, dances and intercourse with the devil.
- the meaning is not clear

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They tried to prevent prosperous during the spring, sends
- TRIED... senT - do not mix present and past )

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the third day dedicated
- the third day IS dedicated - Passive Voice

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devotedmagic rituals
- devoted TO magic rituals


On the whole, an interesting information, but the holidays are too specific smile Please, next time tell us a bit about more known days smile
 
НастяДата: Среда, 16.04.2014, 17:45 | Сообщение # 18
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The famous Scottish saying "S mairg a ni tarcuis air biadh," ("He who has contempt for food is a fool.") describes precisely the attitude to the food and cooking of Scotland. From the national dish of Haggis (sheep's. intestine cooked in a sheep's stomach), to the finest whisky in the world, and what would breakfast be without the ubiquitous porridge. The Scots have learned over the years to make best use of the offerings nature handed to them in Scotland, from the rugged mountains, lakes, sea lochs and streams, to the fertile valleys and moorlands.

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Scotch egg consists of a cold hard-boiled egg removed from its eggshell, wrapped in a sausage meat mixture, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. Scotch eggs were traditionally a picnic food, designed to be eaten fresh. However, in the UK at least, they have acquired an unfashionable downmarket reputation due to the preponderance of pre-packed, plastic-wrapped Scotch eggs sold at convenience stores and motorway service station. 
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Среда, 16.04.2014, 19:24 | Сообщение # 19
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Nastya Belkina - Scotland and its culture.

Scotland coat of arms is a symbol of Scotland and its monarchy. In the gold box with scarlet double inner border, sprouted lilies, revolting lion of the same color with blue claws and tongue. After the Act of Union in 1707 became part of the Scottish coat of arms coat of arms of Great Britain, but still represents Scotland on coins pounds. Motif emblem often used sports teams, for example, Scotland Cup.

Thistle is a floral emblem of Scotland. Symbol is widely used in the Scottish and British heraldry, logos, as well as on British coins.

Scottish Crown Jewels are kept in Edinburgh Castle. Stylized crown of Scotland used to mark the Scottish Ambulance Service, Police and mailboxes in Scotland Flag of Scotland is a St. Andrew's cross on a blue cloth. Flag exists since IX century and is the oldest national flag being in use.

Flag kings of Scotland are also often referred to as "revolting lion» (Lion Rampant) on its main figure, located on a gold background. Flag is owned by the monarch and officially can not be used by other people, but this rule is often ignored.


Celtic Cross (Cross of St. Columba) - ravnoluchevoy cross with a circle. Is the characteristic symbol of Celtic
Christianity, though it has more ancient pagan roots. Symbolizes the sun, air, land and water in unity. Denotes cyclical and isolation. Cross appeared in Ireland, to the VIII century.


There are numerous examples of images of the cross and the circle. Commonly referred to as "sun cross".

Celtic Cross - one of the basic layouts of the Tarot. According practicing divination, this alignment allows you to learn basic information about the past, present and future of the individual. In Ireland, there is a belief that the Celtic cross appeared on the island thanks to St. Patrick, the missionary, who called Ireland to Christianity. According to him, the Celtic cross is the union of the cross, the symbol of Christianity, and a symbol of the sun to give converted to Christianity from paganism idea of ​​the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of ​​the pagan sun god. In the early Celtic crosses found Christian symbols such as fish and chrism
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Среда, 16.04.2014, 19:27 | Сообщение # 20
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Цитата Настя ()
Scotch egg


I cooked them - they are delicious indeed and very easy to cook thumb
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Среда, 16.04.2014, 20:50 | Сообщение # 21
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Цитата Белкина А ()
since IX century


since THE 9 century

Цитата Белкина А ()
ravnoluchevoy cross


No translit, please

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According practicing


According TO practicing
 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Четверг, 17.04.2014, 23:55 | Сообщение # 22
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I found it by chance, really ...
Обучение в Шотландии...
 
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Highland dance or Highland dancing is a style of competitive solo dancing developed in the Scottish Highlands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events such as the Highland games , where it is often performed to the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music. Highland dancers wear specialized shoes called ghillies. Highland dance has been subject to many influences from outside the Highlands. For example, it has been heavily influenced by the aesthetics of the patrons of Scotland since the nineteenth century and ballet. Highland dance should not be confused with Scottish country dance. 

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                                                                                        Highland dancing is a competitive and technical dance form requiring technique, stamina, and strength, and is recognised as a sport by the Sport Council of Scotland. In Highland dancing, the dancers dance on the balls of the feet Highland dancing is a form of solo step dancing, from which it evolved, but while some forms of step dancing are purely percussive in nature, Highland dancing involves not only a combination of steps but also some integral upper body, arm, and hand movements. Highland dancing should not be confused with Scottish country dancing which is both a social dance (that is, a dance which is danced with a partner or partners) like ballroom dancing, and a formation dance (that is, a dance in which an important element is the pattern of group movement about the dance floor) like square dancing. Some Highland dances do derive from traditional social dances, however. An example is the Highland Reel, also known as the Foursome Reel, in which groups of four dancers alternate between solo steps facing one another and a figure-of-eight style with intertwining progressive movement. Even so, in competitions, the Highland Reel dancers are judged individually. Most Highland dances are danced solo.

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National Dances



  • Scottish Lilt
  • Flora MacDonald's Fancy
  • Wilt thou go to the barracks, Johnny?
  • Highland Laddie (Hielan' Laddie)
  • Blue Bonnets Over the Border
  • Village Maid
  • Scotch Measure (Twa Some)
  • Earl of Errol
  • The Cakewalk
  • Tribute to J.L. McKenzie
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Hebridean Laddie
  • The Dusty Miller

  • Over the Water to Charlie

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Scottish Lilt, Old Highland Steps

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Случайно наткнулась на это видео, очень красивый ирландский танец

 
АнастасияДмитриевнаДата: Понедельник, 28.04.2014, 23:31 | Сообщение # 24
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The information is really interesting! up
And the Irish dance is fantastic - I even remembered the dancing class I had there )
Some more Scottish dances
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Nastya, search, please, for the information about Traditional Ceilidh Dancing - I found, it is a traditional dance for weddings, the videos are funny smile
 
SashaДата: Среда, 30.04.2014, 19:54 | Сообщение # 25
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New Year! Christmas!   ^_^

In today's Scottish New Year is celebrated on a grand scale,noise, unlike Christmas.
New Year in Scotland has its own name: Hogmanay. Its celebration is still accompanied by various folk rites.

For example, when set on fire and rolled through the streets of barrels of tar - it symbolizes the burning of the old year. There is still a belief that if the first person who comes to the house in the New Year will be a dark-haired man - a good luck,and if light or red people (especially women) - this is a bad sign.

When the battle begins hours, master of the house is believed without saying a word, get up and open the door to the street - which he seems to release the old year and new admits.

In the Middle Ages much more grandiose holiday in Scotland
 was Christmas. This Christian feast dates back to pagan times - ancient beasts in the middle of winter celebrated the feast of fire. With him was associated with many rituals, not disappeared
with the Christianization of the country. For example, out of the forest
brought a huge log to decompose a large bonfire. At home, the festive table
invited everyone he met.


Traditional Christmas meal - it cakes with dried fruit, baked apples, oatcakes, boar's head, and of course, Scotch whiskeywacko :D


In modern Scotland for NewYear's table prepared sandy big round cake, with tucks around the edges, decorated with candied almonds, nuts, sweets, and sugar and marzipan figures. They are usually decorated with national symbols. They are in
Scotland: heather, Scottish cross, hands crossed over the sea, mountains and
others.

In the XIIcentury, the time of Protestantism, the celebration of Christmas was condemned and brutally persecuted. Even for Christmas baking bread summoned to court and punished. In the end, Christmas was timed for the New Year, and now days the Catholic Christmas (December 24-25) in Scotland - working, and this holiday is New Year.
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In today's Scottish

In today's Scotland
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when set on

They set on
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When the battle begins hours

When the clock strike 12
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which he seems to release the old year and new admits.

which means releasing the old year and admitting the new one
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With him was associated with many rituals

many rituals were associated with him
 
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meal - it cakes with

The meal consists of...
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table prepared

people prepare / cook
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Even for Christmas baking bread

Even baking bread for Christmas was summoned to court and punished
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in Scotland - working,

in Scotland is a working day

On the whole, the info is rather interesting, good job! But, Sasha, please, mind your grammar and the word order! :)
 
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse
This Palace - the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty. Holyroodhouse,
in the baroque style, is located on the famous Royal Mile . Palace, like many
old buildings in Edinburgh, is closely linked with the history of Scotland.

Holyroodhouse is known, first and foremost, the fact that here lived Scottish
Queen Mary. It was a stormy reign, accompanied by conspiracies and murders. For
example, Mary saw in her chambers jealous husband Lord Darnley killed the royal
secretary Rizzio.

Today in the apartment periodically hold state receptions with the queen and
her family. In addition, working in the palace of the exhibition, where you can
learn more about the history of Scotland. So, here represented important
symbols - the mantle that wear during initiation into the Knights of the
Thistle at St Giles in Edinburgh. The ceremony is usually present Queen
Elizabeth II.

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Edinburgh Castle - one of Scotland's most popular attractions. From theside it seems as if the castle standing on a rock, hovering above the city. It
was created as a fortress and used various military forces. The castle is
located on top of the famous Royal Mile - this street leads down to the Palace
of Holyroodhouse.

Edinburgh from the 12th century was the seat of the Scottish kings. Many times
he witnessed conflicts between England and Scotland. Inside the castle is the
Stone of Destiny or the Stone of Scone - a sacred relic, which many centuries
monarchs were crowned.

History of the castle is long and varied. This is a story of conquest, sieges,
betrayals, the struggle for independence, contracts, destruction and recreated.
It has been visited by kings and nobleman first state here during World War II
was equipped with a prison for captured German Luftwaffe pilots.

Today the castle is managed by Historic Scotland, which is not bad for
tourists. Anyway, possible to buy a ticket to the castle in the online.

In addition, tourists show spacious halls of the castle, museums and historical
chapel. The observation deck offers a wonderful view of Edinburgh. Every day
from the castle ramparts firing gun - shot in the traditional hour of the day.

Edinburgh Castle - it is also a great decoration for the annual festival of
military orchestras. Also held here on New Year's celebrations. The castle
walls are illuminated with lights beautiful fireworks. And in Edinburgh was
filmed saga of Harry Potter goes.



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Welcome to the Wickerman Festival!
«Music Festival Wicker Man»   - the largest in Scotland. This alternative music festival held annually for the past 12 years in the field shooting the cult film of the same name.
A wicker man was a large wicker statue purportedly used by the ancient Druids (priests of Celtic paganism) for sacrifice by burning it in effigy, according to Julius Caesar in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico. Contradicting the Roman sources, more recent scholarship finds that "there is little archeological evidence" of human sacrifice by the Celts, and suggests the likelihood that Greeks and Romans disseminated negative information out of disdain for the barbarians. There is no evidence of the practices Caesar described, and the stories of human sacrifice appear to derive from a single source, Poseidonius, whose claims are unsupported.
Archaeological evidence from the British Isles seems to indicate that human sacrifice may have been practised, over times long pre-dating any contact with Rome. Human remains have been found at the foundations of structures from the Neolithic time to the Roman era, with injuries and in positions that argue for their being foundation sacrifices.
In some more modern times, wicker men are used for various events. The figure has been adopted for festivals as part of some neopagan-themed ceremonies, without the human sacrifice element.
Effigies of this kind have also been used as elements in performance art, as display features at rock music festivals, as thematic material in songs, and as the focal point of a cult British horror/mystery film, The Wicker Man. Much of the prominence of the wicker man in modern popular culture and the wide general awareness of the wicker man as structure and concept is attributable to this film.

The Festival offers an eclectic mix of music fans for every taste. Within two days, you can visit the fun fair and various arts crafts, rides, a children's theater, circus entertainment. A clock can also sing and dance in the open air.
And of course, with bated breath, the crowd of spectators eagerly waiting for the culmination of the festival, which will take place at midnight.



Each year the event is completed burning nine-meter braided man, built by local craftsmen. Tradition derived from ancient Celtic ritual sacrifices. Captures the spirit, when a huge statue in flames.


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The Cake-Walk or Cakewalk was a dance developed from the "Prize Walks" held in the late 19th century, generally at get-togethers on slave plantations in the Southern United States. Alternative names for the original form of the dance were "chalkline-walk", and the "walk-around". At the conclusion of a performance of the original form of the dance in an exhibit at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, an enormous cake was awarded to the winning couple. Thereafter it was performed in minstrel shows, exclusively by men until the 1890s. The inclusion of women in the cast "made possible all sorts of improvisations in the Walk, and the original was soon changed into a grotesque dance" which became very popular across the country.

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Christmas in Killarney Cakewalk Choreography

 
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