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2022 Winter Olympics: The Three Major Areas and Main Venues of the Beijing Winter Olympics

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With the approach of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the Chinese Embassy in Romania will present the 3 major competition areas and 13 important places of the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing.


Beijing, the capital of China, will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, following a vote by members of the Beijing International Olympic Committee to become the first city to host the Summer (2008) and Winter (2022) Olympic Games in turn. The Chinese metropolis received 44 votes from CIO members at the 128th Session of the International Forum, compared to 40 received by Almaty. The vote was first conducted electronically and then on paper, after it was discovered that the electronic system did not work, Reuters reports.


Despite reservations about the Chinese capital's candidacy, the evidence will be split between the metropolitan area and the mountain resorts of Zhangjiakou and Yanqing, which will have exclusively artificial snow.


Four of the initial six candidates, including Stockholm and Oslo, withdrew in time due to a lack of local support and financial concerns, the source said.



1. Beijing competition area and main locations


The Beijing competition area will have 28 competition and non-competition venues, including 17 existing venues, 6 newly built venues, 3 temporary venues and 2 waiting venues. The Beijing competition area will host the opening ceremony, closing ceremony and 4 major events (curling, ice hockey, skating, skiing), 7 sub-events (curling, ice hockey, short track skating, figure skating, speed skating , snowboarding, freestyle skiing) and 37 small events. 


National Sports Hall

As one of the venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, the National Stadium hosted gymnastics, trampoline and other events. After the transformation, it will host the men's and women's ice hockey competitions of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and the ice hockey competitions of the Paralympic Winter Games. In addition to ice hockey, the stadium can also host figure skating, short track skating and other post-competition events. It also has multifunctional conversion capability for summer sports.


National Speed Skating Stadium


The National Speed Skating Stadium, also known as the "Ice Ribbon", is the only newly built ice rink for this competition and, together with the "Bird Cube" and "Water Cube", is the construction complex. representative of the "Double Olympic" city. The "Ice Ribbon" is the first speed skating rink in Olympic winter history to use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant. It will host speed skating events and produce 14 gold medals, being the only place with the highest number. of gold medals at the Winter Olympics.


Beijing National Stadium

The National Stadium, also known as the "Bird's Cube", is located in the south of the central area of Beijing Olympic Park, being the main stadium of the Beijing Olympic Games since 2008. The stadium covers an area of 20 square meters. , 4 hectares, with a construction area of 258,000 square meters and can accommodate 91,000 spectators.The National Stadium is planned to be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Winter Olympics.


National Aquatic Center

For the first time in 2019, the National Aquatic Center of the Double Olympic Stadium has created four standard Olympic winter curling tracks by water-ice conversion. The "water-ice conversion" allows the National Aquatic Center to move freely from the "aquatic function" to the "ice function", with the ability to carry out water sports, ice sports and various large-scale activities at the same time. normally open to the public.


Shougang Ski Jump

The Shougang Ski Jump will host snowboarding and freestyle skiing during the Beijing Winter Olympics. The design concept is derived from the traditional flight form of Chinese Dunhuang murals, which look like a "crystal shoe" when viewed from the side. In the future, the final runway area may also host large outdoor activities. , such as press conferences, concerts, etc.


Capital Gymnasium

Completed in 1968, it was China's first indoor artificial ice rink and hosted the 2008 Beijing Olympic Volleyball Competition. During the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, it will host speed skating and figure skating competitions. short, generating 14 gold medals. This is the first completed project to renovate and expand the competition for the Beijing Winter Olympics: the aim is to "fix the old by keeping the old", continuing the classic; the pavilion focuses on creating the most beautiful layer of ice to create a better game viewing experience.


 

Wukesong Sports Center

Wukesong Sports Center can convert ice hockey and basketball game modes within 6 hours, being the first place in China to host two professional sports events, basketball and hockey. The Wukesong Ice Sports Center, which is designed and built to very low energy standards, will be used as a training ground for ice hockey during the Beijing Winter Olympics. Its specially designed and colored exterior curtain wall system gave the location the name of "Ice Flower".


2. Yanqing competition area and main locations


Yanqing is located in the northwest of Beijing, 74 kilometers away from the center of Beijing. There are 5 competition and non-competition venues in the Yanqing competition area and there will be 3 major events (alpine skiing, snowmobiles, sledding) and 4 sub-events (alpine skiing, snowmobiles, snowmobiles with steel frame and sledge) and 21 of small events.


 National Alpine Skiing Center

Alpine skiing is known as the "jewel in the crown of the Winter Olympics". The Alpine National Ski Center has 7 ski runs. The ski trails have large slopes and an extremely difficult construction. Alpine skiing and snow bobsleigh events are usually held on these slopes. At the same time, the National Alpine Ski Center also includes support facilities such as the mountain top starting area, the middle platform, the piste finishing area, the assembly area and the cable car. Up to 8,000 people can watch the match in this area at the same time.


National Snowmobile and Sleigh Center

The National Snow Bobsleigh Center is the venue for snow bobsleigh events and competitions for the steel-framed snowmobile project. The venue has 16 bends with different angles and slopes. Following the completion of the track's ice formation in October 2020, the track became the training ground for the national team, becoming the first national team training competition for the Beijing Winter Olympics.


3. Zhangjiakou competition area and main places


Zhangjiakou City is located in the northwest of Hebei Province, 180 kilometers away from Beijing. Zhangjiakou Competition Area is located in Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City. There are 10 competition and non-competition venues, 2 major events (skiing, biathlon), 6 sub-events (snowboarding, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic biathlon, biathlon) and 51 small events.


National Ski Jumping Center

The National Ski Jumping Center will host ski jumping competitions at the Beijing Winter Olympics and Nordic Biathlon competitions. The National Ski Jumping Center is the first jumping center in China to meet international standards. The ski area is also the competition site with the highest amount of engineering and the greatest technical difficulty in the construction of the Winter Olympic venues in the Zhangjiakou competition area. The section of the jump platform is an S-shaped curve to match the traditional Chinese decor "Ruyi" which means the concept of "auspicious", being called "Xue Ruyi", "auspicious snow".


National Cross Country Ski Center

The National Cross-Country Skiing Center will host the cross-country skiing and Nordic Biathlon competitions of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Cross-country skiing is a marathon in the winter event, with long track lines and long competition time for athletes, which is a typical endurance competition.


Yunding Ski Park

Yunding Ski Park (Yunding means cloud top) includes six pistes, including U-shaped running skills, sloping obstacle skills, snow skills, aerial skills, obstacle course and parallel parallel slalom, with a total of 20 medals. gold. Yunding Ski Park is not only a training ground for the national freestyle and snowboarding team, but also offers a high quality place for public ice and snow sports.


National Biathlon Center

The National Biathlon Center is located on the northeast side of Taizicheng District, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City. The route of the shooting range, the place of start and finish and the technical building are arranged successively. The National Biathlon Center will host biathlon competitions at the Beijing Winter Olympics and biathlon competitions for the Paralympic Winter Games.

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"Love changes everything,", and the stars partially agree with this statement. For at least three signs, the winter of 2021-2022 can be an emotionally fortunate time.


Although we refer mainly to the winter months December-February 2021-2022, in the case of some auspicious planetary influences can make their presence felt as early as November 2021. So, if you are among the zodiac signs below, be prepared from November to meet your soul mate, for a proposal in an unexpected marriage or to be with your loved one for as long as possible.


Top 3 zodiac signs with the greatest astral luck in love in winter 2021-2022


On the first place - the sign of Capricorn

 

Family and marriage

From a sentimental point of view, Capricorn will be in the next period in one of the best periods of his life. This sign is the head of the list in terms of good luck in love in the coming months, and if he has not already met the person of his dreams, he will do it soon. How? Through surprise meetings from destiny or a predestined encounter, which appears in your way out of nowhere. Capricorn will be like a shining star in the next period of time and all his previous misfortunes, failures or disappointments will be forgotten, so nourishing and beneficial is for him new love that will make its presence felt in his life.
His past wounds are bandaged, healed, so now is the time to move on with his life and build a harmonious future and family.


The cold season is a transformative period for him, a period in which he will find peace, joy and the desire to live with a person who loves him enormously. In turn, Capricorn falls in love to the ears. He feels that he has met a person who fully understands him, respects him and honors his feelings, accepts him as he is and who will be with him for better or worse. Next to this person, his soul feels at home, at peace and happy and he will not hesitate to ask her to marry him when he finds the right moment for both of them.


Second place - Aquarius


Healing and a new beginning in love The

bells of change and love have been ringing at Aquarius' door for some time, and if so far you have not been prepared enough for them to invite them with an open heart and with all your good will, things are at the opposite pole now. You have gained wisdom from your previous lessons, you have experienced much in the past, you have celebrated yourself, learning to leave behind the past and honor your own person and the true desires of your heart.


If until now you were not ready for a new beginning in love and you needed a period of healing to clarify your emotions and make peace with the past, slowly, slowly. you open yourself again to love and possibilities. You are again willing to love and give from the overflow of your generous heart and you will receive back accordingly.


Because you have launched the seed of your desire in the universe, expect fabulous opportunities in love. I know, maybe there's nothing on the horizon now, and you're skeptical of what we're telling you. But the period November-December can be the beginning of dream months for you. It is possible that a person from your past will return to your life, truly asking for your forgiveness and being determined to create the best future for you, or new opportunities for love to appear in your life and a completely new person. It is a comforting love, which regenerates you and raises your wings on your shoulders, makes you look at everything with different eyes.


Also, the meetings during this period are predestined meetings for Aquarius, so in the case of certain Aquarius, it will not take too long to say "yes", because the decision was made from the moment you met . Also, in order to receive the icing on the cake, some Aquarius will experience motherhood or fatherhood in the next period, an additional reason for happiness, exuberance, enthusiasm and confidence in the future and in love.


Third place - Scorpio 


What do you prepare can be better and better for you than you imagined you ever

Although some native Scorpio singles are excited and it may seem that the winter is too far, love will come to them faster than expected. Trust yourself, the law of attraction and the magnificent orchestrations of the universe. In such harmonious and balanced circumstances, without making love an end in itself, love will come naturally, naturally and naturally.


Until then, enjoy everything in your life, no matter how small, and prepare the ground for a new flourishing love. Definitely break the bridges with the past, forget, forgive and smile broadly at the possibility of a new beginning. It may not be the tumultuous and passionate love you dreamed of (but who says you needed something like that?), But a calm and balanced one, but it will be exactly what you need. Even if the encounter with the person you dreamed of can take place in circumstances not at all unusual, even banal from your point of view (social circumstances), the emotions that the new love will arouse in your soul will be warm and strong and will grow in intensity as time goes on.


This person definitely conquers you with his inner beauty, with the nobility and freshness of his way of being, and your meeting seems to have been well orchestrated by the hands of destiny. Don't be surprised if in the first months of 2022 we are already talking about starting a beautiful marriage, moving together or buying a new, more spacious home for two. 2022 is a representative and lucky year for Scorpio, with an overwhelming impact on the coming years.
 


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The 2022 World Games will be the eleventh World Games, a major international multi-sport event, designed for sports that have not competed in the Olympics. Originally scheduled for July 2021 due to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the 2022 World Games will take place from 7 to 17 July 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. It was selected by the International World Games Association on January 22, 2015.  It will feature 30 official sports in 54 disciplines competing at 30 venues across Birmingham. 

 

The World Games is a major multi-sport event designed to be an Olympic-like event for sports that are well known around the world but not yet recognized as Olympic sports. In other cases, the event has found a home for Olympic sports that have lost their status, including softball and tug of war.

 

The two aquatic sports on the World Games calendar are fin swimming, which has 14 events, and life saving, which has 8 events. Fin swimming is very similar to regular swimming in a pool, except that athletes swim in a variety of sports with fins (monofin and bifen), including underwater and surface swimming. In saving a life, the participants essentially go through a water obstacle course.

 

Birmingham first won the right to host the World Games in 2015, beating out Ufa, Russia and Lima, Peru for the right to host. The World Games are held every 4 years.

 

The 2022 World Games in Birmingham will take place from 7 to 17 July 2022 and will generate an economic impact of around $256 million for the city. Tickets cost from $ 45 and up.

 

Bidding Process

Birmingham's bid was submitted by Edgar Welden, Scott Myers and David Bank. The cities that applied for the 2022 Games were:

 

  • Peru Lima
  • Russia Ufa
  • United States Birmingham

 

The final decision was announced on January 22, 2015 in Lausanne, awarding the 2022 World Games to Birmingham.

 

Venues

Suggested venues for the 2022 World Games include: 

 

  • Avondale Park - archery
  • Barber Motorsports Park - aerial sports (drone racing, canopy piloting)
  • Bessie Estelle Park
  • Bill Harris Arena - roller sports
  • Birmingham Crossplex - canoe polo, finswimming, inline hockey, rescue, roller sports, speed skating, wheelchair rugby
  • Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex - billiard sports, floorball, korfball, powerlifting
  • Birmingham South College - fistball, jiu-jitsu, karate, orienteering, wushu
  • Boutwell Auditorium - kickboxing, muay thai, sumo
  • Hoover Metropolitan Stadium - softball
  • John Carroll Catholic High School - flying disc
  • Legion Field - football flag
  • Oak Mountain State Park - canoe marathon, orienteering, water skiing
  • Protective Stadium - opening and closing ceremonies
  • Railway park - orienteering
  • Regions field
  • Sloss Furnaces - beach handball, gymnastics (parkour), sport climbing
  • Leisure time Trussville - bowling
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham – bulls, dance, gymnastics, lacrosse (BBVA Field), racquetball (varsity recreation center), squash (varsity recreation center), tug of war (track and field)

 

Sports

 

The 2022 World Games program will feature 30 official sports, including 54 disciplines spanning 206 events. For the first time, drone racing, canoe marathon, breaking, women's fistball, kickboxing and parkour were included as official sports in the World Games. Softball and racquetball are returning to the official program of the World Games. Invitational sports include 17 sports including duathlon, flag football, wheelchair rugby, wushu (taolu) and men's lacrosse. Both men's and women's lacrosse fields will be played in a six-on-one format. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medals awarded in each sports discipline.

 

  •  Acrobatic gymnastics 
  •  Aerobic gymnastics 
  •  Air sports 
  •  Archery 
  •  Artistic roller skating 
  •  Beach handball 
  •  Bull sport 
  •  Bowling 
  •  Canoe polo 
  • Canoe marathon
  •  Sports cue
  •  Sports dancing 
  •  Duathlon 
  •  Swimming 
  •  Fistball 
  • Flag Football 
  • Flying disc 
  •  Inline Hockey 
  •  Jiu-Jitsu 
  •  Karate 
  •  Kickboxing 
  •  Korfball 
  •  Lacrosse 
  •  Rescue 
  •  Muay Thai 
  •  Orienteering 
  •  Parkour 
  • Powerlifting (three lifts) 
  •  Racquetball 
  •  Rhythmic Gymnastics 
  •  Skating 
  •  Softball 
  •  Sport climbing 
  •  Squash 
  •  Sumo 
  •  Speed ​​skating
  •  Trampoline gymnastics 
  •  Tug of War 
  •  Water ski
  •  Wheelchair Rugby 
  •  Wushu 

 

Participating nations

 

  •    Argentina
  •    Australia
  •    Austria
  •    Azerbaijan
  •    Belarus
  •    Belgium
  •    Brazil
  •    Bulgaria
  •    Canada
  •    China
  •    Chinese Taipei
  •    Colombia
  •    Czech Republic
  •    Denmark
  •    Egypt
  •    France
  •    Georgia
  •    Germany
  •    Great Britain
  •    Hong Kong
  •    Hungary
  •    Ireland
  •    Iroquois 
  •    Israel
  •    Italy
  •    India
  •    Japan
  •    Latvia
  •    Mexico
  •    Netherlands
  •    New Zealand
  •    Poland
  •    Portugal
  •    Russia
  •    Slovenia
  •    Spain
  •    Suriname
  •    Sweden
  •    Switzerland
  •    Thailand
  •    Ukraine
  •    United States
  •    Uzbekistan

 

 

World Games 2022 experience provided by Shipt

 

In March 2019, the 2022 World Games introduced a mobile experience designed to generate interest in the event and educate the local community about the sports that will compete in the 2022 Games. The Mercedes Sprinter travel van includes a climbing wall, sumo wrestling competitions, photo opportunities and an interactive quiz where guests can win prizes. The van made its official debut on March 2, 2019. It continued to tour throughout 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

 

World of Opportunity

 

In June 2019, the 2022 World Games announced the launch of their World of Opportunity vendor diversity program. The program, which was presented to an audience of 400 at the Birmingham Crossplex, allows certified, diverse companies to compete for contracts to supply goods and services for the 2022 World Games. Accepted categories include (but are not limited to) transportation services, event management, security, promotional items, merchandise, sports equipment, catering, technology, printing, medical supplies, event equipment, waste removal, and construction services.

 

New sports venues

The 2022 World Games will bring the very best that Birmingham has to offer to nations around the world. The announcement by the Birmingham Organizing Committee of three new sports venues for the 2022 World Games today showcased the city's history and commitment to excellence. Legion Field, Birmingham CrossPlex and Boutwell Auditorium, in addition to the previously announced Protective Stadium, are four of the 25 official sports venues when the 2022 World Games begin next July.

 

“We are delighted to officially announce our venues,” said World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers. “These are the top four places to exercise in our community. And by July 2022, we will finally be able to fill all the seats in these beautiful halls again as we host the first major international sporting event since this pandemic. Each of these facilities is a vivid example of our city's love for sports.

 

Historic Legion Field, currently home to the University of Alabama's Birmingham Blazers football club, opened in 1927 and was named for the American Legion, an organization of American military veterans. With a seating capacity of 71,594, Legion Field is no stranger to fierce competition: until 2000, it hosted the Iron Bowl, Magic City Classic and every year the Birmingham Bowl.

 

This football tradition will continue during the 2022 World Games when Legion Field will host the NFL's Flag Football @TWG2022 tournament featuring eight men's and eight women's teams.

 

Birmingham CrossPlex, opened in April 2011, is a 750,000-square-foot multi-use sports facility with a world-class indoor track, a 50m indoor Olympic swimming pool, a 5,000-square-foot convention facility, and the Bill Harris Arena. 20,000 square foot versatile space.

 

 

During the Games, CrossPlex spectators can take part in several different competitions, including roller hockey, artistic roller skating, speed skating (indoor and outdoor), wheelchair rugby, life saving, fin swimming and canoe polo.

 

Boutwell Auditorium, a 5,000-seat multi-use arena, was built in 1924 and has hosted a wide range of events including concerts, sporting events, banquets, galas, trade shows, and more.

 

Fans who travel to Boutwell during the Games will experience exciting martial arts including sumo, kickboxing and Muay Thai.

 

The Protective Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2022 World Games.

 

The new $180 million Protective Stadium, scheduled for completion later this year, will seat 47,100 and will also be the permanent home of the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers football team.

 

“The world-class CrossPlex multisport facility and the historic Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham are not only great venues, but key gathering places for our communities. These venues capture the spirit of the 2022 World Games by providing an opportunity for our international visitors and Birmingham residents to come together to celebrate sporting achievements,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. "The hype will only escalate over the next 18 months as the world prepares to come to Birmingham."

 

“Sustainability has always been one of the core values ​​of the World Games, so host cities are not required to build new venues for the Games,” said IWGA CEO Joachim Gassow. "Birmingham has an excellent setting for international sporting events and these three venues, along with the new Protective Stadium and other impressive existing venues, will be the perfect stages for our world-class athletes."

 

The 2022 World Games in Birmingham will be an extraordinary Olympic-style sporting event where elite athletes from around the world will compete for gold in 34 unique multi-sport sports. The international event, which will feature 3,600 athletes from over 100 countries, will connect fans from around the world to the Birmingham community in over 25 unique venues in the metropolitan area. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the event, the 2022 Birmingham World Games will be held from July 7 to 17, 2022 and will generate a $256 million economic impact. The World Games were established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

 

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Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26 in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. On this day, many stores organize big sales, where the item you like can be bought for half the price. And there are several versions of the origin of this unusual holiday.

 

In Great Britain, for example, in the old days, they would pack inexpensive gifts or some kind of food for the holiday table in boxes and give these boxes to poor families so that they can also enjoy the Christmas holidays.

 

According to another version, the name "Box Day" comes from the fact that on this day people unpacked gifts that were traditionally displayed under the Christmas tree on the night of December 25 by Santa Claus. And these gifts were packed in beautiful boxes. So on December 26, the whole house was full of empty Christmas gift boxes.

 

And the third version. Indeed, on this day, people rushed to the shops with boxes to return or exchange their Christmas gifts, which they did not like or were not needed. And gifts were hidden in boxes so that they would not be accidentally seen by those who presented this gift. After all, otherwise it was possible to offend the donor.

 

 

In Australia Boxing Day is also becoming a significant sporting event. Melbourne hosts a test match at the main cricket ground, and Sydney kicks off an annual yacht race that rivals high-profile events such as the Davis Cup Tennis Cup and the Melbourne Cup races.

 

Not long ago, in the upper classes of society, this holiday was dedicated to hunting foxes (now illegal). Its symbol is hunters in red uniforms on horses, surrounded by a pack of dogs. This outdoor activity has been replaced by sports games such as football, polo, horse racing, and others. Australia announces the start of cricket qualifiers, as well as the world famous Sydney regatta.

 

This cheerful and beloved holiday has been celebrated by English-speaking countries for so long that no one can say for sure about the appearance of its name. Meanwhile, there are many versions.

 

It is connected with the fact that the next day after the opening of the gifts a whole heap of packaging material is formed in the house: boxes of different sizes, colored wrapping paper, colorful ribbons, etc. This picture can be seen especially vividly in large families.

 

 

It is based on the fact that, along with the desired and long-awaited gifts, it is not uncommon for some of the things or objects to be objectionable. For example, there is already a similar item, a thing of the wrong size, not to your taste, etc. Then such gifts were put in one or several boxes and taken to the store in order to return and collect the money.

 

Has a really funny explanation and is related to boxing. Since on Catholic Christmas (December 25), guests who have gone overboard still somehow restrain themselves from wanting to beat someone, the next day they are ready to flare up like a match for any reason. The comic name of the holiday is Boxing Day.

 

The British are very sensitive to everything national, including the observance of traditions. In the Middle Ages in English villages on the holiday "Boxing Day '' pets were bled. This is believed to help the animals stay healthy and keep them strong for hard work. Some old people also followed the same custom. It was assumed that for the next year they would not know of any diseases. Another custom associated with the thorny holly tree was observed until the end of the 19th century.

 

In Montgomeryshire, with a bunch of its branches, they beat the one who got up later, and in some areas of Wales, men whipped the bare arms and legs of women until blood appeared. Wealthy people could make donations to help the poor in churches where piggy banks were installed. Later, this tradition changed - those in need with such boxes gathered in groups and went around the house themselves. In modern England, on December 26, it is customary to give money to letters, messengers and servants.

 

 

Another version of the holiday is in the name of Saint Stephen. Saint Stephen the First Martyr was the first Christian martyr who came from the Jewish diaspora. The Christian Church venerates him as the first martyr, archdeacon and apostle from seventy. Saint Stephen is the patron saint of deacons, altar men, undertakers, masons, as well as horses. In the Western tradition, the memory of St. Stephen is celebrated on December 26, the day after Christmas.

 

In many Western countries, St. Stephen's Day is an official public holiday. In some places there are specific traditions associated with this day. So, in Ireland, another name for the holiday is Wren Day, it is associated with a number of Irish legends. On the day of the holiday, mummers with songs and dances walk the streets of Irish cities from house to house. And in Bulgaria, St. Stephen's Day coincides with Father's Day.

 

In Catalonia, on the occasion of Sant Esteve's day, a gala dinner is prepared, which serves cannelloni pasta - a type of pasta in the form of tubes. The filling is minced meat leftover from Christmas dinner (this can be meat from the traditional escudella soup, baked turkey or capon). In Austria and Bavaria, it is customary to bless horses and arrange riding parades, and in Finland - to ride a horse-drawn sleigh.

 

In the UK and a number of countries of the Commonwealth of Nations (former British colonies), this holiday is better known as Boxing Day (literally - Boxing Day). The exact origin of the name is unknown; there are several interpretations. According to one of the most common versions, on this day, servants in wealthy families were given a day off so that they could visit their family, and were given a box with gifts and money.

 

 

In the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Day is associated with shopping, similar to Black Friday in the United States. On this day, many stores hold sales and offer significant discounts. Some shops open on December 26 at five in the morning - and all the same, in front of the entrance, queues of people wishing to purchase goods at a discount begin to line up in advance.

 

Another tradition of the second day of Christmas, popular in many countries, is special exhibition sports matches, in which leading clubs and teams take part. In the UK, these are football and rugby competitions, in Sweden - in bandy, in Australia - in cricket, and in Africa - in boxing. Also on December 26, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race begins in Australia, the King George VI horse races in the UK and the Spengler Hockey Cup in Switzerland.

 

In some countries, the second day of Christmas is known under its own, unique names that do not connect it either with Christmas as a religious holiday or with the tradition of gift-giving: for example, in Vanuatu and Namibia it is called Family Day, in South Africa - Goodwill Day, on the Solomons islands - National Thanksgiving Day.

 

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For thousands of years, people have linked their hopes for change to the night between the years, to a better future as the years go by.


Not coincidentally, this holiday is particularly rich in customs, traditions and superstitions, some funny, some downright absurd, but all come to complete the festive atmosphere and good mood.


New Year's Eve holds the record for most seniority. The Babylonians celebrated it 6,000 years ago, in the first nine months after the solstice. The festival lasted 11 days, with various activities taking place every day. Then people, as now, set goals for the new year. A common resolution among the Babylonians was the return of borrowed agricultural equipment. On this occasion the king went through a ritual of repentance and was stripped of power to spend three days in isolation and in prayer. When he returned to the world, restoration ceremonies were organized to provide him with the support of nature. Let's see now what interesting traditions we can find through the various cultures…


1.Heads will roll


2.I can’t believe is New Year 2022


3.Have a happy New Year


Traditions and customs, as well as New Year's superstitions, have been passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. The most common of these are presented by dcnews.ro, which appreciates that if we were to respect them all, we would not have time to spend years between friends and family.


Thus, tradition says that if you do not have money in your pocket for the New Year, you will have bad luck all year round. In addition, it is not good to have debts at the end of the year, because you will have debts next year.


4.Christmas just ended


5.New Year resolutions


6.Happy New Year


7.Choose to live your best life now


It is also said that if you hold your boyfriend by the hand, he will do well in love all year round. At midnight, don't forget to kiss your boyfriend. If you hold a glass in your hand, a happy year will follow. It is not good to cry on the first day of the new year, because it will be a sad year. And don't forget the midnight wish, which is said to be fulfilled.


On the night of the year, it's good to make a lot of noise to ward off evil spirits. As for the outfit, you have to wear something red and new clothes from January 1st.


As for luck, you do it with your own hand, if you don't throw anything out of the house on the first day of the new year. It is also said that it is good for someone to come into the house on the first day of the New Year.


8.Brace yourselves


9.Spending New Years


10.Drunk as hell


11.Be awesome


12.Happy New year everybody!


13.Same old me


14.Drink less and go to the gym


15.The happiness of upcoming


16.When you hear new year celebration


17.Happy new year?


18.Order a pizza for delivery


19.Can’t wait to go


20.Everyone excited to go


21.December 31


22.Now that Christmas is over


23.Watching TV


24.During New Year


25.Listening to everyone’s resolutions


26.Severance packages


27.Partying for 6 monts


28.Every year is reconfirmed


29.Happy new year


30.I won't see you


31.Baby yoda wishes you a Happy New Year


32.Good luck with your new year


33.Me on new years eve


34.Going to need to work


35.My friends tonight


36.What year is it


37.New Year’s resolution?


38.New Year New Meme


39.When someone says


40.What I’m actually doing


41.Let’s ring in the Tiger Year


42.Going to gym in January


43.Paying bills in december 2022


44.New Yaer, New Me, bullshit


45.Good luck with your resolutions


46.Thinking about New Year


47.A grumpy New Year


48.I can’t drink more


49.Christmas over


50.Ended


51.So many things i wanted


52.Irony


53.My friends be like


54.No hangsovers


55.Drunk as hell


56.Severance


57.My New Year’s


58.Before I get drunk


59.What’s your plan?


60.Eve countdown


61.Me tonight


62.Spending New Year


63.Can’t wait to go


64.Sleep happen


65.Come back


66.Exclude me


67.I wish some people’s New Year


68.I’m getting too old


69.Work on New Year’s eve


70.Order a pizza


71.Good


72.Different


73.I can smell beer


74.Same person


75.Purr less


76.Gym after January


77.The cats


78.Drop a ball at midnight


79.Alone at home New Yaer


80.Right before the clock strikes



81.The same feeling


82.Looking at memes for New Year


83.2020 was like


84.Prepare yourself


85.Blessed


86.Back in 2004


87.Me on New Year


88.Frozen pizza


89.New Year speech


90.This year is a disaster


91.Lord of Rings


92.New Year be like


93.Have a Christmas


94.Are you ready


95.The problem


96.Same year


97.Worst year ever


98.This gonna be my year


99.Remembering 2020


100.Party mode at 00:00



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In times of pandemic, each of us has played a game at least once. When you stay home in self-isolation you can spend more interactive time in front of a video game. Reddit made the top of the 5 games of 2020, which were the most played and asked.


Bemorepanda has collected information about each of them and is ready to share with you. How do you think the production games of 2020 were in these places? Or the typical games like Minecraft and Fortnite?


Let's see together what games aroused the interest of gamers in 2020, the year of the pandemic and the time spent at home.


Most Popular Video Games of 2020 by Community Activity

 

1.League of Legends

League of Legends: Mobile may be unveiled at Riot's 10-year anniversary  event | Dot Esports

League of Legends, abbreviated as LoL, is a role-playing video game with elements of a real-time strategy (MOBA), developed and released by Riot Games on October 27, 2009 for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh platforms. The game is distributed free-to-play. The game has a monthly audience of 100 million players worldwide (September 2016).


Similar to game sports, League of Legends is played in separate parties (sessions). To play the game in a certain mode, you must submit an application and wait for the automatic matchmaking for the next game. Selection is carried out taking into account the player's rating in the corresponding mode. A game session usually lasts 16-65 minutes, depending on the mode. Each game starts with a clean slate, that is, all players have the same lowest starting level, starting amount of resources.


The League of Legends player with his account is called the Summoner. Before the start of the game, through the summoner interface, the player selects a champion (playable character), adjusts his characteristics using runes and selects two additional skills common to all champions - the summoner spell.


The goal of most game modes is to consistently destroy all enemy structures protecting the main building at the base of the team - the nexus. The team that destroyed the nexus wins, and the other team is defeated. Towers and inhibitors are located on the approaches to the nexus. As defensive structures, towers fire at approaching enemy targets, giving priority to non-player characters - minions programmed to move along a certain line in the direction of the enemy nexus, etc., attacking champions in the last turn ; inhibitors summon waves of minions. Denying minions, neutral monsters in the forest, and destroying buildings brings the champion experience points, which increase the champion's level, and gold necessary to buy items that enhance his characteristics.


Each summoner has the ability to control only one champion (with some exceptions), but depending on the set of his skills, he can interact in a certain way with the characters of other players (heal, speed up, improve characteristics, attack, etc.). One of the important goals and components of the game is killing enemy champions, for the first blood (first kill) of a champion in the game is given more gold than for a regular kill. If a champion dies, after a while he comes to life at his starting base. Unlike real-time strategies, the player cannot control minions, and modifications to buildings are not provided.


By default, the movement of the champion in the game is controlled by the mouse, and the use of skills and items is by keyboard keys.


2.Minecraft

Minecraft

Minecraft is an indie sandbox computer game developed by Swedish programmer Markus Persson and published by his company Mojang AB. Persson published the initial version of the game in 2009; at the end of 2011, a stable version for Microsoft Windows PCs was released, which was distributed through the official website. In the following years, Minecraft was ported to Linux and macOS for personal computers; on Android, iOS and Windows Phone for mobile devices; for the PlayStation 4, Vita, VR, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Switch and Wii U game consoles.In 2014, Microsoft acquired Mojang AB and the rights to Minecraft for $ 2.5 billion. 4J Studios ported the game to consoles, and Xbox Game Studios developed a multi-platform version of Minecraft and a special edition of the game for educational institutions.


Persson wrote Minecraft in Java using the LWJGL rendering library, drawing inspiration from games such as Dwarf Fortress, Dungeon Keeper, and Infiniminer. Minecraft provides the player with a procedurally generated and modifiable three-dimensional world, completely consisting of cubes - it can be freely rebuilt, creating complex structures from these cubes - this feature makes the game similar to the LEGO constructor. Minecraft does not set any specific goals for the player, but offers him freedom of action: for example, the player can explore the world, extract minerals, fight opponents, and much more. The game includes additional modes, for example, "survival", where the player needs to get resources himself, and "creativity", where the player has these resources in unlimited quantities. The mechanics of "redstone" allows you to create complex logic circuits in the game - thus the game can serve as a virtual constructor for programmers and engineers.


Minecraft has received widespread acclaim from the gaming press and numerous awards. Critics have highlighted such main advantages as replayability, minimalistic design, dynamic soundtrack and extraordinary creative freedom, limited only by the player's imagination; they considered the disadvantages of the presence of unfinished items and the difficulty of creating a network game, as well as the lack of a training mode in the game. The developers have eliminated these shortcomings in the following years. As of summer 2020, over 200 million copies were sold across all platforms, making Minecraft the best-selling game in history, with 132 million players launching the game at least once a month. User-generated content, including YouTube videos and many third-party modifications, have played a large role in the popularization and commercial success of Minecraft. A number of spin-off games have been released over the years, including Minecraft: Story Mode, Minecraft Earth, and Minecraft Dungeons.


3.Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Nintendo Switch | Игры | Nintendo

Animal Crossing is a series of life simulation video games developed and published by the Japanese company Nintendo and created by Japanese game designer Katsuya Eguchi. In the games of the series, the player takes on the role of a human resident living in a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals and engages in various activities, such as fishing, catching beetles and fossil mining. The series is known for lacking an end per se and for using real time from the console to simulate real time flow.


Five major Animal Crossing games have been released worldwide, one each for Nintendo 64 / iQue Player (enhanced version re-released on Nintendo GameCube), Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. In addition, three spinoffs were released: the sandbox game Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS, the board game Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival for Wii U and the life simulator Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for mobile devices.


4.Fortnite

Fortnite | Загружаемые программы Nintendo Switch | Игры | Nintendo

Fortnite is an online computer game developed by the American company Epic Games and released to Early Access in 2017. Fortnite offers players a choice of three separate modes: Fortnite: Save the World, an open-world cooperative survival simulator in which players are invited to work together to fight off zombie-like monsters with weapons and various buildings; Fortnite: Battle Royale is a competitive battle royale game where 100 players must battle each other until only one is left alive. and the Fortnite: Creative mode added in 2018, a sandbox mode in which players can create various structures of their own, like Minecraft. Fortnite: Save the World was released on Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, and Fortnite: Battle Royale and Fortnite: Creative, in addition to the platforms listed, also on handheld devices - Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. The game is distributed primarily through digital distribution on a free-to-play model; physical versions of the game are published by Gearbox Publishing.


While Fortnite: Save the World and Fortnite: Creative have also achieved commercial success, it is Fortnite: Battle Royale that has become extremely popular as a cultural phenomenon; in March 2019, the number of players in this mode reached 250 million. At the end of 2018, the game won the 22nd D.I.C.E. Awards - awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, winning the Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay category.


5.Destiny 

Destiny 2: За гранью Света» | Xbox

Destiny is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. It was released in 2014 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.


Destiny is set in a sci-fi world. The player takes control of a playable character called the Guardian - the defender of the last safe city on Earth. According to the plot of the game, the Guardians possess a supernatural power called Light, which helps them defend the city from invasions of aggressive aliens.


Bungie has also released four expansion packs to expand the game's storyline, as well as new items, weapons, and missions. In the first year, two small expansions were released: The Dark Below in December 2014 and House of Wolves in May 2015. A larger expansion called The Taken King, which made significant changes to the gameplay, was released in September 2015. The latest expansion, Rise of Iron, was released. in September 2016.


In September 2017, Destiny 2 was released, a direct sequel to the game.


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