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50 things to do this summer

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We've put together a list of the best things to do this summer- indoors and outdoors, alone and with friends. Hurry to cross out all the points!

 

Things to do this summer

 

Summer is a particular time. Everyone tries to live a bright and eventful life. The days are getting longer; many people have a well-deserved vacation, and more free time needs to be taken in some unique way. You can make your list of hundreds of summer things, but we suggest starting with these:

 

1. Go on a spontaneous journey

All adventures begin with a spontaneous decision. A tour around the country, a weekend on the Cote d'Azur, or an unexpected visit to your beloved grandmother in the village - no matter what it will be, the main thing is to do everything quickly and without delay.

 

2. Walk all night long

What would summer be without long walks under the stars? The light of lanterns, deserted streets, and rare cars - feel the romance of a big city.

 

3. Kissing in the rain

Naturally, no romantic movie is complete without a kiss in the rain. If a downpour takes you by surprise, do not be discouraged, but seize the moment.

 

4. Try a new dish

Summer is always a new experience. Be sure to try the local cuisine if you're on a trip, or stop by a restaurant near your home and order a dessert you've never eaten before.

 

5. Help a stranger

Even if you do not believe in karma, memories of a good deed will warm your soul for a long time. Besides, perhaps a stranger is your destiny?

 

6. Write a letter

Send a postcard to a friend or write a letter to yourself in the future.

 

7. Read a new book

Have you been postponing War and Peace for a long time? Or are you still not going to read Zhadan's latest collection? Take action!

 

8. Try a Rooftop Picnic

What could be more romantic than a rooftop? Now some companies are ready to help organize parties and dates on the most enviable rooftops of the city.

 

9. Get lost in Paris

This is a classic.

 

10. Change your image

Admit it, you always dreamed of being in the place of a girl from a movie who leaves the salon with perfect styling and high heels, and passers-by turn around after her.

 

11. Run on a deserted beach

Yes, it's a stamp. But it’s also an excellent opportunity to feel like “the same girl from the movie.”

 

12. Throw a coin into the fountain to return

The main thing is to believe.

 

13. Play a friend

 

14. Light up at a noisy party

Dancing at the bar, summer cocktails, and good music - everything seems more straightforward and more fun in summer.

 

15. Try an extreme attraction

Parachute jump, roller coaster, or ordinary "banana" on the sea - take a chance!

 

16. Meet the sunset

 

17. Host a Candlelight Dinner

Very simple and very romantic.

 

18. Fall in love

When, if not in the summer?

 

19. Launch a Chinese lantern

It is better if the whole company gathers you.

 

20. Realize your old dream

Dig into your memories, re-read your wish list and act!

 

21. Do something stupid

Sing songs, laugh, splash water, and draw on the pavement. As Exupery said: " All adults were children at. First, only a few of them remember this."

 

22. Spend a day at home

Our scenario: a blanket, ice cream, and Bridget Jones's Diary. You can come up with your own. The main thing is to prepare in advance and stock up on goodies for the whole day.

 

23. Watch a movie

All parts of "Harry Potter" or "Sex and the City." Arrange a retrospective evening and revisit your favorite films.

 

24. Get rid of junk

Gifts from the former, a broken powder box, old papers, and 100 more items of unnecessary things - it's time to say goodbye to them.

 

25. Saying “Yes” all day

Like that movie with Jim Carrey, remember how it all ended?

 

26. Spend a day without any means of communication

No phone, internet, TV, or tablet. Scary? Consider it a test of endurance.

 

27. Review family records

A great way to spend time with family and remember the funniest childhood moments.

 

28. Arrange a photoshoot

In every summer movie, there is a moment when a group of friends takes a selfie. Do not miss the opportunity to take a photo for memory ...

 

29. Print summer photos

 

30. Look through a telescope

Seeing the Moon and the Milky Way up close is what you need to do in the summer. In August, the stars always fall! It is best to do astronomy outside the city - the night sky is better seen there.

 

31. Volunteer

You will be surprised, but volunteer work is not free. It’s just that it’s not paid for with money but with impressions. Volunteering at an equestrian club can interact with horses and maybe even ride. And volunteers at the stadium will be able to watch football for free. Find out where helpers are needed in your city!

 

32. Find a summer job if you are 14 years old.

 

33. Get out of your comfort zone

Walk up and talk to a stranger, ride a bike to the city's other end try something you have long been afraid of or embarrassed about. This is a must-do item for the summer!

 

34. All day long, compliment those around you - even strangers. 

"You look great!" It doesn't cost anything to cheer someone up.

 

35. Walk 30,000 steps in a day. 

It's not as much as it seems. Just go for a walk wherever your eyes look.

 

36. Walk barefoot on the grass. 

The list of things to do in the summer would be incomplete without this. A trifle, but pleasant and good for health!

 

37. Measure time with a sundial

Anyone can make a sundial, but one cannot tell the time from it. 

 

38. Read

 

39. Cooking food on a campfire is a thing that needs to be done in the summer. 

While studying, such an opportunity is given infrequently.

 

40. Bury up to your neck in the sand

Another thing to do in summer is it doesn't feel the same as winter.

 

41. Make a home shadow theater. 

Make up a story, cut out characters from cardboard, and put on a show.

 

42. Take a break from devices. 

Have a "digital detox" with friends - walk, chat, and have fun, but do not touch phones and computers. The world will be a little different, we guarantee!

 

43. Go to the rope park. 

The best is the outdoors. Have fun, enjoy the views from above and test your skill.

 

44. Arrange a board game championship. 

A great occasion to gather offline friends and have a fun evening.

 

45. Participate in a flash mob. 

Such events bring together and give a lot of positive emotions.

 

46. ​​Go on an expedition. 

It is not necessary to climb Everest - you can choose a forest nearby, come up with tasks, distribute roles in a team and go on an adventure.

 

47. Participate in the quest. 

Now they are held in every city. Choose the most exciting one, and organize it yourself if you don’t find anything to your liking! ‍

 

48. Organize a race of homemade boats made of paper, bark, and anything that floats. 

Find the stream faster and find out whose boat is faster.

 

49. Go to a flea market. 

There you can find natural treasures for mere pennies.

 

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Summer is a small life. In order to live it to the maximum and leave as many positive impressions as possible, this is what you should do over the summer with your child.

 

Well, the time has come when it is necessary to help a child free from school find an interesting lesson. We offer you a great list that will help fill the holidays with emotions and new skills!

 

Best Free Outdoor Activities For Kids This Summer

 

Let's fly a kite

Entertainment that causes a lot of delight, despite its simplicity. Children are mesmerized when the kite soars into the sky and swims through it, as if alive. Today you can buy a snake in a store, or you can even make it yourself: instructions are easy to find on the Internet.

 

Summer active games

Get badminton, frisbees, rubber bands from our Soviet childhood, jump ropes, grasshoppers... Have you noticed that children have stopped playing hopscotch? We need to fix this urgently! Have your child bring a set of crayons out into the yard: after the kids jump into the classrooms, they will draw a huge picture on the pavement.

 

Arranging a water battle

This fun is simply irreplaceable, but you need to prepare well for it, and above all, adults. Ideally, a water battle should be organized in a company, for example, at some kind of children's party. The company is divided into 2 teams, paper circles of two colors are cut out and glued to the back and stomach of each player. Whose circles get wet, he is out of the game. The survivor team wins.

 

Experimenting in the garden

If you have a house adjoining territory (even at the entrance, for example), then your child is lucky. You can give him a garden bed or part of it so that he can grow something of his own there: green peas or garden daisies. Get a set of a young gardener: a shovel, a rake, galoshes ... And by the way, in addition to gardening, let the child landscape his site: for example, plant flowers in old dishes, use his old toys or natural materials to decorate.

 

Hide the treasure

Hide the "jewel chest" in a secret place and draw a quest map so that the child can solve puzzles on the way to the treasure. And don’t forget the “secrets under the glass” too! Teach your child to make such caches - there will be something to remember!

 

Gathering a collection or herbarium

You can collect anything: shells, unusual stones, cones, herbarium. Read more about how to create a herbarium.

 

Building a sand castle and painting on pebbles

A southern kid's summer is certainly not complete without the beach. But even here you need to show your imagination: when swimming and sunbathing are already bored, you need to find something else to do. Grab your paints and paint the pebbles on the beach, lots of ideas for this activity.

 

Catching insects and releasing them

Get a landing net and your child's summer will sparkle with new colors: he will feel like an entomologist. You just need to explain to him that you shouldn’t kill insects unnecessarily: it’s better to catch it in a net, study it carefully.

 

Creative Ideas To Keep Kids Busy All Summer Long

 

Making homemade lemonade

The abundance of southern fruits allows us to easily arrange a lemonade day at home, and we advise you to appoint a child as a chef. Citrus fruits and watermelon are ideal for making lemonade. The easiest recipe: 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar and 6 cups cold water. You can also add ice and decorate each glass with a straw, umbrella and berries.

 

Keeping a diary of observations

Let the child choose a beautiful notebook for notes and an object of observation. As a rule, children like to watch insects or birds. In the diary, the child can set his own rules: what to write there, what to draw, how to paste clippings and photos. Most importantly, you need to convince him that real scientists take notes every day.

 

Cooking homemade ice cream

If the idea with lemonade is a success, you can go further: make homemade ice cream. To do this, you will need ice cream molds, as well as fruit and / or cream. To prepare fruit ice, it is enough to pour fruit or berry juice squeezed out with your own hand into the molds. And if you want to make creamy milk, then here is the recipe: beat the heavy cold cream well with vanilla sugar, then add condensed milk and beat again until airy. We lay out in molds and freeze.''

 

Write a book or make a movie

Older children can be given an interesting task - to write a book about their summer adventures by the end of the holidays. Allow the child to fantasize and think out stories - this will turn out to be the most interesting. According to the same scenario, you can make a movie, or you can - according to your favorite book, such as Tom Sawyer!

 

Putting on a performance

Prepare the script, distribute the roles, collect the old bedspreads (curtain), props for the performance and voila - the children in the yard have a completely new wave of emotions and a real adventure. And then create posters and invite the whole house to watch the courtyard performance.

 

Making a wreath and natural beads

This is fun for girls. Teach your daughter to weave a magnificent field wreath. It's easy: choose bright flowers and green plants with long stems. Each new flower, as it were, is tied around an existing “braid”, alternating flowers with greens.

 

To make ethnic beads, you need to collect berries: mountain ash, hawthorn, wild rose, and you can also take fresh corn grains. String them on a string and hang them to dry in the sun. In a few days you will have bright natural beads.

 

Other activities that will enjoy your kids this summer

 

If you don’t know what to do in the summer, open this list of summer vacation ideas and choose to your liking. You will definitely find something that you and your child will like!

 

1. Spend a day at the water park, riding the slides and floundering in the waves.

 

2. Go out to eat pizza or burgers instead of homemade dinner.

 

3. Make a musical pendant from colorful cans, hang it in the country house and listen to how it rustles beautifully in the wind.

 

4. Read the book by Sven Nurdqvist about the kitten Findus "Petson goes camping" and sleep in a tent in the country or on the balcony.

 

5. Draw an elephant, a crocodile and hornbills from nature in the Zoo, and then dig out a silhouette of a dinosaur in the sandbox on the playground (to the right of the exit).

 

6. Go to the park and ride a boat or catamaran.

 

 

7. Paint each other with face painting and take funny selfies.

 

8. Have a water pistol fight.

 

9. Hide a treasure in the country and look for it on the map.

 

10. Make homemade ice cream and invite guests.

 

11. Weave wreaths of ribbons and wild flowers and arrange a photo shoot.

 

12. Read books about Prostodursen and arrange a Big Marzipan Feast.

 

13. Go to the rope park and climb to unimaginable heights.

 

14. Write the names of the most interesting museums in Kyiv on pieces of paper and go to the one that the child will pull out with his eyes closed.

 

 

15. Take a flight in a hot air balloon.

 

16. Ride horses.

 

17. Send a bottle with a note and wishes along the river.

 

18. Make a collage of flower petals and herbs as a gift for grandma.

 

19. Take a city cruise on a steamboat.

 

20. Make real crispy fries at home and revisit the golden Disney collection.

 

21. Make jam from all possible seasonal berries.

 

 

22. Arrange a bike ride in the park - bikes can be rented.

 

23. Dance, listen to music, gorge on burgers and go to the best summer festivals.

 

24. Go to the field to fly a kite.

 

25. Make a house under the table, drink cocoa and look at family photos.26. Go to look at the stars and the moon in a real observatory.

 

27. Go to a restaurant with a veranda for lunch and stare at passers-by.

 

28. Play badminton and ping-pong.

 

29. Review childhood films with children - Petrov and Vasechkin, Electronics, Alisa Selezneva and Varvara-Krasa can be no worse than minions).

 

 

30. Go to the park and have a picnic.

 

31. Go to one of the farms, stroke the cows there, drink fresh milk and eat cucumbers straight from the garden.

 

32. Go to the market to buy berries and seasonal fruits there - forget about the supermarket until autumn.

 

33. Go to the pond and feed ducks with bread.

 

34. Make giant crayons with your own hands and draw on the pavement.

 

35. Play Twister with the whole family.

 

 

36. Make a feeder, hang it near the house and watch the birds every morning.

 

37. Go to the reserve - take a walk and stare at the bison.

 

38. Bake a huge chocolate cake.

 

39. Call your friends and have a pajama party - you don’t have to get up for school tomorrow.

 

40. Make a lot of colorful capitos from balloons and water and arrange a battle in the yard.

 

41. In the morning, prepare a real big breakfast for the whole family, as if every day is a day off.

 

 

42. Going on vacation, don't take a tablet, but instead take a lot of board games.

 

43. Explore more interesting places.

 

44. Parse family photos on the phone and select the most successful ones for the album.

 

45. Order takeout and eat it on a bench while squinting in the sun.

 

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Americans and Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving today. Usually an opportunity to reunite with family or friends, this year the holiday is affected by the sanitary measures required by the authorities in an attempt to stop the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Here are some things you may not know about this holiday.


1. The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Canada in 1578, when the English sailor Martin Frobisher arrived on Baffin Island with his crew. They celebrated with dinner the fact that they arrived safely at their destination.


2. From 1921 to 1930, Thanksgiving Day was combined with Armistice Day (now Remembrance Day), celebrated on November 11th. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October 1931, except in 1935, when there was a conflict between this holiday and the date of the general election.


3. In 1957, Thanksgiving became a national holiday. The Canadian parliament declared Monday the second of October as a day off to thank "for the abundant harvest with which Canada has been blessed."


4. Although federally recognized, Thanksgiving Day in Canada is not a day off in Prince Edward, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.


5. Why is turkey eaten on this day? Nobody knows for sure. There are many theories about how the turkey became the predominant Thanksgiving meal, including the fact that this bird could be easily found and is large enough to feed a family.


6. 20.2 million turkeys are sold annually in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. The data is from 2018. A little over 390 million dollars are the annual revenues made by farms that grow turkeys.


7. On Thanksgiving 2019, 2.5 million whole turkeys were bought by Canadians, the equivalent of 39% of sales during the year, according to the Turkey Association.


8. But Thanksgiving is not the day to eat the most turkey. At Christmas 2019, 2.7 million turkeys were bought by Canadians, equivalent to 42% of annual sales, says the association mentioned above.


9. 64.3% of all cranberries consumed in Canada come from Quebec and 38.9% of apples consumed come from Ontario.


10. The United States celebrates Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November. One possible explanation is that the harvest season is earlier in Canada, due to the colder climate than in the United States.


11. At the first Thanksgiving meal, only spoons and knives were used. The reason why the fork was the great absence from the Thanksgiving dinner of 1621 was that the English Puritans had not brought it to American soil in 1620. It came into use only in the seventeenth century.

12. There is a presidential tradition, launched by President Truman in 1947, of sparing the life of a Thanksgiving turkey annually. Over time, tradition has come to count two birds rescued from slaughter by the most powerful man in the United States. Last year, President Obama rescued two birds, named Liberty and Peace, who will die a good death at a special center in Mount Vernon. Let's see this year which turkeys will pass the presidential test of luck.


13. Benjamin Franklin intended to proclaim the turkey as the national symbol of the United States of America. Fortunately for those who prefer the bald eagle, Thomas Jefferson opposed this idea.


14. Thanksgiving is not always celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November (the date set by Abraham Lincoln). In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt decided to move the holiday to the last Thursday in November, in an attempt to bring it closer to the Christmas shopping season and thus bring more profit to merchants. However, the decision did not enjoy too much popularity from the citizens, being revoked in only 2 years.


15. According to a study by the National Turkey Association, Americans consumed 312,000 kg of turkey meat in 2007, the equivalent of the total weight of Singapore residents. Scary, isn't it?


16. Tradition causes the President of the United States to "grace" a turkey each year. Two are sent to him: one with the function of presidential turkey, the other with the function of vice-president turkey, a "reserve" turkey. If the first turkey fails to fulfill its role, the vice president turkey replaces him.


17. Every year, on Thanksgiving Day, the President of the United States, whether a Democrat or a Republican, makes time for this ceremony. A little funny, a little humor, a little warmth. A small detail through which people approach.


18.Thanksgiving is a day about "together". The children who go to college, hundreds of kilometers away, get in their cars and drive for a meal at home, with their families. With grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins ​​they haven't seen in a long time. Events that bring families together are quite rare in a human life, usually weddings and funerals. But, Thanksgiving is an annual occasion to meet, to say goodbye, to "together". And the king of the Thanksgiving table is the turkey.


19. The turkey is a rock star during Thanksgiving. Everyone's talking about turkey. From cooks to economists.


20. The first national celebration of Thanksgiving in America was declared in 1775 by the Continental Congress. This was to celebrate the victory at Saratoga during the American Revolution. However, it was not an annual event. In 1863, two national days of Thanksgiving were declared.


21. In the seventeenth century, Thanksgiving was just an informal practice that was carried out by local members in which leaders declared when to organize the holiday.


22. Liberia is an African nation located in the western region. The country holds the celebration of Thanksgiving Day on the first Thursday of each month. It began in 1820 after the colonization of Liberia by black slaves freed from the United States.


23.Turkey, corn (or corn), pumpkin and blueberry sauce are symbols that represent the first Thanksgiving. These symbols are often seen on holiday decorations and greeting cards.


24. The use of corn meant the survival of the colonies. Flint corn is often used as a table or door decoration to represent the harvest and autumn season.


25. Sweet-sour blueberry sauce or blueberry jelly, which some historians claim was included in the first Thanksgiving holiday, is still served today. Blueberry is a small, sour berry. It grows in swamps or muddy areas of Massachusetts and other New England states.


26. Indigenous peoples used blueberries to treat infections. They used the juice to paint their carpets and blankets. They taught the settlers how to cook the beans with sweetener and water to make a sauce. Indigenous peoples called it "ibimi" which means "bitter berries". When the settlers saw it, they called it the "grain crane" because the grain flowers bent the stem and resembled the long-necked bird called the crane.


27. Grain is still grown in New England. However, very few people know that before the berries are put in bags to be sent to the rest of the country, each berry must jump at least four inches high to ensure that they are not overripe.


28. In 1988, a Thanksgiving ceremony with over 4,000 people took place at St. John the Divine Cathedral. Among them were the indigenous peoples who represented tribes from all over the country and the descendants of people whose ancestors had migrated to the New World.


29. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest holiday, shared by English settlers (pilgrims) in Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal usually includes turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, blueberries, and pumpkin pie. When it comes to car travel, the holidays are often the busiest of the year, as family members gather together.


30. Days of Thanksgiving in Canada also originated in the colonial period, coming from the same European traditions, in gratitude for safe travel, peace and abundant harvests. The oldest celebration took place in 1578, when an expedition led by Martin Frobisher organized a ceremony today in Nunavut to thank for the safety of its fleet. In 1879, Parliament established a national day of Thanksgiving on November 6; the date has varied over the years. Since 1957, Thanksgiving has been celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October.

 


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Easter - a holiday full of traditions and facts.

 

People from different cultures and countries have different attitudes towards Easter. They also have different interpretations of its original meaning and their own traditions on how to celebrate it. Here are a few facts about Easter that will impress you for sure.

 

Catholics and Orthodox use different calendars when counting: in the first case, the Gregorian, and in the second, the Julian. Therefore, it turns out that Catholics start from the spring equinox on March 21 according to the new style, and Orthodox - from the old date - April 3. Thus, in 2022 Easter will be:

 

  • for the Orthodox - April 24;
  • for Catholics - April 17.

 

Read the most interesting facts about Easter below.

 

 

Facts about Easter traditions

 

1. The concept of an Easter bunny giving eggs and candy originates in Germany. The first written document of this tradition appeared in the 16th century. By the 1700s, Dutch immigrants brought the idea of ​​rabbits to the United States when they settled in Pennsylvania.

 

2. Traditional Easter clothing includes pastel colors and floral prints. This means the coming of spring. The trend suggests that people are spending around $3.3 billion on Easter clothing.

 

3. The Easter Bunny came to life from the legends.

 

4. In some cultures, rabbits are seen as a symbol of new life. The German legend of the Easter Bunny tells the story of a woman who plants hidden decorated eggs throughout the city during a famine. Finding the eggs, the children saw a big rabbit jumping around.

 

5. The official Easter flower is the white lily.

 

 

6. These "Easter lilies" symbolize grace and purity. Therefore, during Easter, people decorate their houses and churches with these flowers.

 

7. Easter in the United States is celebrated by leaving Easter baskets for children on the morning of the holiday.

 

8. This was one of the manifestations of how Protestants demonstrated their rejection of Catholic Easter traditions. Moreover, in some European countries there are other animals. The cuckoo brings eggs in Switzerland, and the fox in Westphalia.

 

9. Followers of the Greek Orthodox Church paint their Easter eggs red. It signifies the blood of Jesus and his victory over death. In addition, red also symbolizes the renewal of life.

 

10. In some European countries, people burn Easter bonfires. It is believed that this tradition represents fertility.

 

11. Pretzels were also used to celebrate Easter

 

 

12. Its shape evoked associations with Easter due to the similarity of the hands crossed in prayer.

 

13. On Easter morning, children raced to see who would get the rabbit's basket. Unlike regular gifts and wrapped boxes, Easter baskets are open. This design is intended to resemble a bird's nest in which eggs are kept.

 

14. Early egg dyes were made from natural materials. Some items used are flower petals, juices, onion skins, and tree bark.

 

15. Among the holiday eggs, there is one called "Real Easter Egg". This particular piece explains the Christian meaning of the holiday. Back in 2012, 90,000 real Easter eggs were sold to churches.

 

16. In Europe, it is called the Easter Bunny. From that point on, the rabbit jumped to fame in the US in the 1800s. In addition to Easter egg hunting, other Easter customs include the making of Easter baskets and the wearing of Easter bonnets.

 

 

17. The inhabitants of Scotland and North East England rolled dyed eggs over steep hills.

Some Americans also do this by pushing eggs with spoons.

 

18. The coloring of chickens for the Easter season has been the subject of controversy among celebrants.

 

19. Several hatcheries have already ceased participation. However, others argue that it is not harmful to their health as the dye sheds along with their down as they begin to grow feathers.

 

Facts in numbers about Easter

 

 

20. On average, children in the UK receive 8.8 Easter eggs a year. This number is equivalent to twice the recommended calorie intake for them for an entire week.

 

21. In some cases, candy sales are higher the week before Easter than the week before Halloween.

 

22. The first recorded use of decorated Easter eggs was in the 13th century. The resurrection of Jesus from the tomb is associated with the appearance of a new one from an eggshell. Eventually, it became the official symbol of the Resurrection.

 

23. The tradition of rabbits for Easter originated in the Protestant communities of Europe.

Although it began in the 17th century, it only became common in the 19th century. They believe that the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides Easter eggs.

 

24. "Easter Bonnet" originated from the ballad "Easter Parade". Composer Irving Berlin launched American pop culture in 1933. This song is still one of the most popular Easter tunes.

 

25. In 2011, Italy made the world's tallest chocolate Easter egg. It was 10.39 meters tall and weighed 7200 kilograms. In other words, the tall Easter egg is taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant.

 

 

26. Brazil set another Easter Bunny record in February 2017. Located in Minas Gerais, Brazil, the Equipe da Casa do Chocolate at Shopping Uberaba has created a giant cocoa bunny. Nine professional chocolatiers built the rabbit for eight consecutive days until they set a Guinness World Record.

 

27. In 2007, the largest Easter egg hunt took place in Florida. 9,753 children and 501,000 eggs took part in the hunt.

 

28. Contrary to what many people think, hollow chocolate bunnies are better. Since hard chocolate will be as hard as a brick, it can seriously damage your teeth. While the hollow pieces are of great value due to the chocolate trail they have.

 

29. A 2007 Faberge Easter egg was sold for around £9 million.

 

30. Marmalade was first introduced in the 1930s as an Easter treat. Today, consumption among Americans during the holiday reaches 16 million. This amount is enough for marmalade to circle the globe three times.

 

31. The US produces hundreds of millions of Easter candies every year. This production includes 90 million chocolate bunnies, 700 million eyes and 91.4 billion chocolate eggs.

 

Facts from Easter history

 

 

32. Easter is the oldest of the Christian holidays.

 

33. Eastern and Western Christians celebrated Easter at different times.

 

34. Eastern Christianity bases its Easter dates on the Julian calendar.

 

35. According to the Christian calendar, Easter comes after the forty days of Lent.

 

36. Sundays are not included in the calculation. Traditions include fasting and penance.

 

37. The Holy Week before Easter Sunday is dedicated to names and memorials.

 

38. One of them is Maundy Thursday, dedicated to the Last Supper, which Jesus arranged with his disciples. The other is Good Friday in recognition of His crucifixion. Holy Saturday is a transitional day for the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

 

39. Western Christianity celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

 

 

40. It includes both Catholics and Protestants. Due to complex calculations, Easter Sunday could have been anytime between March 22 and April 25.

 

41. In Polish folklore, the Virgin Mary offered eggs to Christ's guards on the cross. When she begged for their mercy, her tears flowed, leaving stains on the eggs.

 

42. In the Middle Ages, Easter involved throwing an egg at a church. The custom began with the priest tossing a hard-boiled egg to a choir boy. Whoever catches it throws it to another, and so on. When the clock strikes 12, whoever holds the egg wins and keeps the egg.

 

43. President Rutherford Hayes initiated an annual tradition of egg rolls at the White House.

 

44. The first families after his reign have retained Easter customs to this day.

 

45. The former press secretary for President Donald Trump was a former Easter Bunny.

Sean Spicer dressed up as an Easter Bunny during the George W. Bush administration. The character has always been a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll since day one. Proud of his rabbit days, Spicer even lists it in his biography of the Republican Party.

 

46. About half of the US has banned painting chickens for Easter. Meanwhile, Florida took a different path when it repealed the 45-year-old law.

 

 

47. The tradition of buying new clothes for Easter began in New York City in the mid-1800s. People believed that new clothes for Easter would bring them good luck throughout the year. Until today, more and more people adhere to this custom.

 

48. There are many theories about the name of Good Friday before Easter. Despite the fact that Catholics celebrate the Passion of Christ on this day, they still believe that there is something good in it. They see the suffering and death of Jesus as a stepping stone to His Resurrection and victory over death and sin.

 

49. According to another theory, Good Friday originated from "God's Friday". However, there is no etymological basis for this theory. Linguist Ben Zimmer observed that Good Friday does not translate as "Gottes Freitag" or "God's Friday" in German. Instead, it is "Karfreitag" which means "Mournful Friday".

 

50. The latter theory refers to the ancient meaning of the word "good." Other names for the day include "Holy Friday" in Roman and "Good Friday" in Russian. Moreover, the Oxford English Dictionary can confirm this theory.

 

 

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Memorial Day in the United States is a special national holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May every year.

 

This day is dedicated to those US servicemen who died defending the interests of the country in all wars and military conflicts in which the US has ever participated. But not everyone knows the history of this holiday.

 

History Memorial Day began after the American Civil War and was originally dedicated only to Confederate state soldiers who died during the war. Then the holiday had a different name - Decoration Day, because on this day it was customary to decorate the graves of dead soldiers with flowers and flags.

 

Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts so you can discover more about the history and meaning of this holiday.

 

1. The holiday was named the Day of Remembrance in 1866. For the first time, Memorial Day was officially celebrated in the small town of Waterloo, New York, on May 5, 1866.

Memorial Day in 2021 | Calendar Labs

 

2. The location was not chosen by chance. Here, a citywide campaign was held annually to clean the graves of the dead soldiers. This day was an official non-working day, so the introduction of the holiday did not affect the usual life in any way.

Memorial Day - Wikipedia

 

3. However, over time, the holiday has become very popular and even family. On May 5, 1868, the holiday was officially proclaimed by General John Logan, commander of the Old Republic Army.

Memorial Day: Reflection and Celebration | U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and  Liechtenstein

 

4. He was commemorated on May 30, 1868 by the laying of flowers at the grave of Allied and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

General John A. Logan, Memorial Day founder – The Campaign for the National  Museum of the United States Army

 

5. In 1873, the holiday was officially recognized by the state of New York - the first state to celebrate it.

Memorial Day – a time to remember and honor: Our view

 

6. Since 1890, the holiday has been recognized by all Northern states of the United States.

Memorial Day in Orlando: 10 things to do this weekend - Orlando Sentinel

 

7. The southern states refused to celebrate, remembering their loved ones who died in the war on other days.

Coronavirus can't crush real meaning of Memorial Day

 

8. After the First World War, on the Day of Remembrance began to commemorate the soldiers who died in battles in this war. But the holiday was still unofficial in much of the United States.

Military families share Memorial Day with nation mourning coronavirus  losses - ABC News

 

9. Memorial Day was recognized as a federal holiday only in 1971 with the adoption of the corresponding law - the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

Memorial Day | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica

 

10. Today, Americans associate Memorial Day with the actual onset of summer.

Memorial Day | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica

 

11. On the weekend before Memorial Day (and along with the holiday itself there are as many as 3 days), it is customary to go with your family for a picnic, on a trip, participate in sports competitions, and organize charity events.

Memorial Day 2020: What's the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans  Day? - al.com

 

12. But the Americans do not forget the origins of the holiday - on this day they still decorate the graves and plant flags on them, remembering the exploits of American soldiers.

TIME for Kids | A Salute to Memorial Day

 

13. Nonetheless, various political groups have repeatedly submitted bills to Congress to fix an official (non-floating) date for Memorial Day.

Coronavirus cancels traditional Memorial Day events at Riverside National  Cemetery – Press Enterprise

 

14. With the passage of time and the distance of events that caused the creation of the holiday, it is increasingly perceived by the new generation as just part of a three-day weekend.

This Memorial Day, remember the 'others'

 

15. Some states have additional commemoration days. For example, in Texas it is January 19, in Florida and Alabama - April 26, in South Carolina - May 10, in Louisiana - June 3.

6 facts about Memorial Day and how to celebrate it - Deseret News

 

16. The holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May when it gets warmer and schools and universities close for summer holidays. For Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Many take part in parades, go to the beach, or have picnics with family and friends.

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17 Participants in the parade in the form of soldiers from the American Revolutionary War perform in the parade.

(© Images-USA/Alamy)

 

18. Soldier's boots at the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, on the black granite walls of which are carved the names of more than 58 thousand Americans who died during the Vietnam War.

(© Cliff Owen/AP Images)

 

19. US Marines in front of the illuminated American flag in Times Square in New York during the celebration of Fleet Week. Fleet Week has been held in New York City since 1984 to honor the United States Navy and the Marine Corps. In normal years, Fleet Week ends on Memorial Day with an air parade honoring US military personnel who have been killed.

(© Mario Tama/Getty Images)

 

20. A family at a Memorial Day picnic outside Vicksburg National Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which houses the largest number of graves of participants in the US Civil War in any national cemetery.

(© Rogelio V. Solis/AP Images)

 

21. A soldier of the 3rd US Army Infantry Regiment, often referred to as the "Old Guard", puts a flag on the tombstone of the deceased soldier. The annual flag-planting ceremony takes place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

(© Cliff Owen/AP Images)

 

22. During the American Civil War, women in the southern states began to gather without any official reason to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers. In April 1886, the women's associations of Columbia and Georgia decided to commemorate the victims once a year. However, there was no single day - the feasts of remembrance in the southern states were held on different days throughout the spring and early summer. This tradition has been partially preserved today. Nine southern states officially recognize Confederate Memorial Day, and also celebrate the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the death of General Thomas "Stonewell" Jackson.

What exactly is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

 

23. After the end of the Civil War, the northerners decided to adopt from the southerners the tradition of commemorating the dead on a certain day. In 1868, General John A. Logan, in his order, declared May 30 to be a memorial day for the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the Civil War. He called the holiday Decoration Day, because on this day the Americans had to decorate with flowers the graves of those killed in the war, "whose bodies now lie in almost every city and village cemetery." According to legend, Logan chose May 30 because it was a rare day that did not fall on the anniversary of any Civil War battle, although some historians believe this date was chosen because flowers are in full bloom across the country these days.

Why Memorial Day Is on a Monday | Mental Floss

 

24. Following the edict of John A. Logan, the graves at Arlington Cemetery were decorated for the first time on May 30, with more than five thousand people attending the ceremony. In 1873, New York became the first state in America to officially recognize this holiday. In 1890 it was recognized by all northern states, but the southern states still tried to show their hostility, and commemorated their dead on other dates. This misunderstanding lasted about 50 years until the start of the First World War, then this day was proclaimed the day of honoring those killed in all wars.

Introduction - Memorial Day: Topics in Chronicling America - Research  Guides at Library of Congress

 

25.Since 1971, when America was deeply involved in the Vietnam War, Memorial Day has officially become a national US holiday. Only then did the holiday get its current name and from Decoration Day became Memorial Day. Then the holiday was made "floating" - it began to be celebrated on the last Monday of May. This decision was not without controversy - groups of veterans were worried that the long weekend would distort the essence of the holiday and turn it into just a day of relaxation. Many organizations are still lobbying for a return to the May 30 celebration.

Memorial Day Weekend - North Landing Beach

 

26. The holiday has its own traditions and rituals. On this day, American flags are lowered until noon, and after that they are raised up the flagpoles. In 2000, the US Congress passed a law requiring the entire country to honor the dead with a minute of silence at 3 pm.

The History of Memorial Day: 7 Facts Every American Should Know | Better  Homes & Gardens

 

22. During the American Civil War, women in the southern states began to gather without any official reason to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers. In April 1886, the women's associations of Columbia and Georgia decided to commemorate the victims once a year. However, there was no single day - the feasts of remembrance in the southern states were held on different days throughout the spring and early summer. This tradition has been partially preserved today. Nine southern states officially recognize Confederate Memorial Day, and also celebrate the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the death of General Thomas "Stonewell" Jackson.

Memorial Day - Antietam National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service)

 

23. After the end of the Civil War, the northerners decided to adopt from the southerners the tradition of commemorating the dead on a certain day. In 1868, General John A. Logan, in his order, declared May 30 to be a memorial day for the more than 620,000 soldiers killed in the Civil War. He called the holiday Decoration Day, because on this day the Americans had to decorate with flowers the graves of those killed in the war, "whose bodies now lie in almost every city and village cemetery." According to legend, Logan chose May 30 because it was a rare day that did not fall on the anniversary of any Civil War battle, although some historians believe this date was chosen because flowers are in full bloom across the country these days.

The Best Flowers For Memorial Day - Adrian Durban Florist

 

24. Following the edict of John A. Logan, the graves at Arlington Cemetery were decorated for the first time on May 30, with more than five thousand people attending the ceremony. In 1873, New York became the first state in America to officially recognize this holiday. In 1890, it was recognized by all northern states, but southern states still tried to show their hostility, and commemorated their dead on other dates. This misunderstanding lasted about 50 years before the start of the First World War, then this day was proclaimed the day of honoring those killed in all wars.

Memorial Day Brooklyn: Remembering Decoration Day in Brooklyn | Brownstoner

 

25.Since 1971, when America was deeply involved in the Vietnam War, Memorial Day has officially become a national US holiday. Only then did the holiday get its current name and from Decoration Day became Memorial Day. Then the holiday was made "floating" - it began to be celebrated on the last Monday of May. This decision was not without controversy - groups of veterans were worried that the long weekend would distort the essence of the holiday and turn it into just a day of relaxation. Many organizations are still lobbying for a return to the May 30 celebration.

The Best Memorial Day Events in New York City

 

26. The holiday has its own traditions and rituals. On this day, American flags are lowered until noon, and after that they are raised up the flagpoles. In 2000, the US Congress passed a law requiring the entire country to honor the dead with a minute of silence at 3 pm.

Memorial Day | National WWI Museum and Memorial

 

27. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday.

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28. Including 529.5 thousand during the Civil War, 405.4 thousand - World War II, 116.5 thousand - World War I, 58.2 thousand - Vietnam (1964-1973) and 36.6 thousand - Korean War (1950-1953).

On Memorial Day We Remember Fallen Soldiers

 

29. Every day in the United States die about 1.8 thousand. War veterans, who are buried in 151 national cemeteries.

Best Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend 2019 in DC | Washington DC

 

30. By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day was celebrated almost throughout the country, and after the First World War, on the last Monday in May, they began to commemorate those who died in all armed conflicts with the participation of the United States.

2020 Memorial Day Events | Military.com


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Saint Vincent is a small state consisting of the island of the same name and the Grenadines - a small group of islets. The capital of Saint Vincent is Kingstown. The country is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. The island itself was discovered back in 1498 by Christopher Columbus. Catholics celebrate St. Vincent's Day, and the island received the same name on this day. There are other interesting facts about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

 

Interesting facts about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is considered an elite holiday area. This applies in particular to the island of Mustique. Here, members of the British royal family and other world celebrities come to rest. The island has many five-star hotels, entertainment venues, and beautiful beaches. Also, visitors have the opportunity to see many exotic animals and plants. Despite the high prices for goods and services, many tourists visit the island yearly. We have compiled a selection of the most amazing facts about St. Vincent.

 

 

1. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an independent state located in the Caribbean Sea. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

2. The country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located in the Windward Islands, south of Saint Lucia and north of Grenada. From the west, it is washed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea, and from the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

 

3. The territory of this state is 389.3 km², which is 183rd in the world.

 

4. Its territory includes the relatively large island of St. Vincent and 32 small islands (Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union, and others), which are part of the Northern Grenadines group in the Lesser Antilles archipelago, as well as Tobago reefs.

 

5. The flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a tricolor of three vertical stripes of blue, yellow, and green. In the center of the yellow stripe, 1/2 the length of the flag, three diamonds (rhombuses) are depicted in green, arranged in the Latin letter V - the first letter in the name of Vincent Island.

 

6. Christopher Columbus discovered the island of St. Vincent during his third expedition to the New World on January 28, 1498, on the day of St. Vincent, from where the name of the island came from.

 

 

7. The Carib Indians lived on the islands when the Europeans appeared. For more than two centuries, the Caribs fiercely resisted European colonization. The cannons of the Spanish coastal forts were directed inland since the Caribs posed a greater danger to the colonists than external enemies.

 

8. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the territory of St. Vincent alternately came under the control of the French or the British.

 

9. In 1719, the French began to grow coffee, tobacco, indigo, and cotton there. Enslaved Africans were brought in to work on the plantations. As a result of mixed marriages of runaway and formerly enslaved people with local Indians, a layer of "dark-skinned Caribs" (Garifs) appeared. Now, most of the population is made up of blacks and mulattos.

 

10. The British first took possession of St. Vincent in 1763, and it became a British colony under the Treaty of Versailles in 1783. In 1796, the British crushed an uprising of dark-skinned Caribs and exiled more than 5,000 rebels to one of the islands off the coast of Honduras.

 

11. At the beginning of the 19th century, sugar cane plantations appeared in St. Vincent, where enslaved people worked. After the abolition of slavery in the English colonies (1834), emigrants from India and Portugal were attracted to the islands as a labor force.

 

 

12. In 1925, the first legislative council was created on the island; in 1951, universal suffrage was introduced; in 1969, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines received the status of an "associated state" with the right to full internal self-government.

 

13. And the country gained complete independence on October 27, 1979, by the constitution drawn up in September 1978 in London. In the same year, 1979, the Labor Party, which won the parliamentary elections, formed a government.

 

14. In 1984, the New Democratic Party won, and its leader, James Mitchell, became Prime Minister. This party also won in 1989, 1994, and 1998.

 

On February 15, 2001, Parliament was dissolved. A month later, early parliamentary elections were held, in which the United Labor Party (ULP) won 12 seats and the New Democratic Party 3. The government was headed and formed by the leader of the ULP, Ralph Gonsalves.

 

COUNTRY COMBAT SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

 

16. The coat of arms of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines consists of a cotton flower, an emblem, and a ribbon with the text "Peace and Justice" in Latin. The symbol is based on the colonial version used from 1907 to 1979, which depicts two women in classic Roman dress, one holding a palm branch and the other with clasped hands.

 

17. St. Vincent is a mountainous island of volcanic origin; its area is 344 km². The entire central part of the main island is covered with forest.

 

18. The islands of the Grenadines archipelago are small in size; the largest are Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mero, and Union. Many of the Grenadines are surrounded by coral reefs.

 

19. The central part of the island of St. Vincent is occupied by mountains covered with forests. The highest point is the active volcano Soufriere (1234 meters). There is a lake in its crater. Soufrière erupted in 1718, 1812, 1902, and 1979.

 

20. To the south of it is a chain of gradually lowering cones of extinct volcanoes. Streams run down to the sea on the steep western slopes of the mountains, forming picturesque waterfalls and turning into turbulent streams after tropical downpours.

 

21. The eastern slopes are gentler, longer, wider, and more abundant rivers flow down them. The island's beaches are covered with black volcanic sand; the exception is the white sandy beaches at the southern tip of the island.

 

22. The climate here is tropical, trade wind, and humid. There are often intense hurricanes. Average monthly temperatures range from +24 to +28° C. The dry season lasts from December to April. The average annual rainfall on the southeast coast is 1500 mm, and in the interior mountainous regions - 3750 mm. 70% of precipitation falls from May to November.

 

23. The mountains are covered in places with dense tropical rainforests and shrubs. The fauna is rich in birds: the endangered St. Vincent Amazon parrot, a rare subspecies of the red-throated hermit thrush, and others.

 

24. Coastal waters abound with fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. Several forest and ornithological reserves operate on the islands for nature protection.

 

CAPITAL - CITY OF KINGSTOWN

 

25. The capital of the island of St. Vincent is Kingstown, which means “city of kings.” A little more than 40 thousand inhabitants live here.

 

26. The capital city of Kingstown is the largest in the state. Kingstown is located in the harbor on the southwestern tip of St. Vincent.

 

27. Since Kingstown was under British rule for a long time, its architecture was dominated by the colonial style.

 

28. The city has several old churches: St. Mary's, St. George's, and the Kingstown Methodist Church.

 

29. Kingstown is an important financial center where tax incentives attract many banks.

 

30. Also, it is the main economic center of the state. The rich soil of the islands allows you to grow various vegetables and fruits. Arrowroot grows here, which is added to desserts, sweet potatoes, coconuts, breadfruit, and bananas, which are the country's pride. Banana varieties such as figs and bluggo are considered especially popular.

 

31. Agriculture in the country specializes in producing bananas, coconuts, and arrowroot, starchy flour from arrowroot rhizomes. Among the local population, cassava tubers are widely used, from which choki cakes are made.

 

BOTANICAL GARDEN IN KINGSTOWN

 

32. Also, there is a Botanical Garden in Kingstown, founded more than 200 years ago in 1762. Plants from all over the world are collected here. The complex is the oldest in the entire Western Hemisphere. In its exposition, there are more than 450 species of tropical plants. In addition, there is an aviary for birds, including the endangered species of parrot - the Amazon.

 

33. The official language of the state is English. But in fact, the local population speaks Creole or Vincentian.

 

34. North of Kingstown are the ruins of Fort Charlotte, which was built in 1806 to guard the city and harbor. The Museum of the History of the Black Caribs is currently located here.

 

35. Hiking enthusiasts can walk along the nature trail Bookament-Vermont-Nature-Trail, during which the opportunity to wander through the rainforest and watch the birds.

 

36. On St. Vincent, as on other islands, there are many beautiful bays and white beaches framed by palm trees. Some of the islands are privately owned.

 

37. The combination of coral reefs and clear water is ideal for spearfishing.

 

 

38. The largest seaport is located in Kingstown. Arnos Vale International Airport is located near the capital. In addition to it, there are five more airports on the islands.

 

39. Local coins have the most diverse geometric shapes. This is because most of the locals are illiterate. This currency is expected in seven countries in the region.

 

40. There are unusual laws and traditions here. For example, do not do in St. Vincent: 1. Kick the ballot boxes. Every waste bin has its sponsor who will not like this treatment. 2. Walk without an umbrella. Generally, this is not forbidden, but the weather here is unpredictable. 3. Go to street bars. These are ordinary wooden stalls where a simple TV and music play. 4. Joking about religion. Very devout people live in St. Vincent, no matter what denomination they belong to.

 

41. Tobago Reefs is one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. They are uninhabited. Stunning corals grow here, and the variety of algae and fish is impressive. This area has been given the status of a National Park. Fishing on Tobacco is prohibited, and a severe fine is imposed for garbage thrown in the wrong place.

 

42. On the archipelago islands and beaches, they filmed Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp in the title role. The filming location has long been a center for excursions and pilgrimages. It is called Jack Sparrow Valley.

 

 

43. There is no rail connection in the country. Movement is carried out mainly by cars. The total length of roads in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 1,000 kilometers. The hard coating has only a third of them. Tourists can rent a car. You can also use taxi services.

 

44. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are members of the UN and the Organization of American States. From 1958 to 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were part of the West Indies Federation. The country maintains economic ties with other states of the West Indies, being a member of the Caribbean Community and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

 

45. Oldheg Turtle Sanctuary is located on the island of Bequia. The staff of the reserve is working on the conservation of one of the rare species of turtles. Since many newborns die immediately after birth, the reserve workers, together with volunteers, collect newborn turtles and place them in a special nursery. There, young turtles learn to survive in nature on their own. Only after the young turtles can get food and take care of their safety are they released into the ocean.

 

46. ​​On the west coast of the island of St. Vincent, there are beautiful Balein waterfalls.

 

47. A particular type of acacia grows on the islands. Its pods are large, and the seeds begin to make sounds when dried. As a result, a fascinating musical instrument called “shak-shak” is obtained from huge pods.

 

 

48. The locals here live modestly, as in other developing countries. The lack of a medical and educational system and high unemployment led to the mass migration of residents to other countries.

 

49. Approximately 20% of residents experience difficulties in finding employment. It also has a meager birth rate. On average, one woman gives birth to no more than two children.

 

50. The country has banned the export of things of cultural value without accompanying documents. This also applies to corals and products from them.

 

51. Given the growing popularity of the resorts of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the demand for the purchase of real estate on the islands is also growing.

 

52. However, potential buyers are faced with several protective measures introduced by the state due to the small size of the territory. So, to purchase real estate, foreign citizens are first required to obtain a special permit and pay some fees.

 

53. The most popular real estate types are villas on the coast. The cost of such villas starts from $ 200,000. Apartments are less popular, but there is also a demand for them. Most of the apartments are rented out.

 

 

54. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is the perfect place for a beach holiday. All the islands have white sand beaches, and in the east of St. Vincent, you can see black sand beaches.

 

55. Although people go to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for a beach holiday, you should remember the rules of conduct in public places. Outside the hotel, a bathing suit is considered unacceptable here. Moreover, you are unlikely to be allowed into a good restaurant in this form.

 

56. The islands of St. Vincent and nearby Kanukan and Bequia are where the best beaches, restaurants, and cafes are concentrated. St. Vincent is more crowded, and there is more entertainment, while on other islands, it is the other way around: there are many secluded bays and trails for hiking.

 

57. The country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is focused on elite tourism. The government is considered a fashionable resort. It has a well-developed infrastructure, beautiful nature, and excellent ecology. Tourists also have the opportunity to see many exotic animals and plants.

 

58. There are many five-star resort hotels in the country. Most of them are on the coast and have their beach and developed infrastructure.

 

59. Holidays in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are considered elite. Mustique Island is a holiday destination for celebrities. Such famous people as Bill Gates, the English royal family members, and Mick Jagger spent time here. The resort area organized here is superbly equipped. Horse riding and golf courses, magnificent beaches, exotic animals, and citrus orchards - all this is on the island. The prices are appropriate.

 

 

60. Despite the high prices for goods and services, many tourists visit the island yearly.

 

61. The monetary unit of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is the East Caribbean dollar. It is in circulation in 6 countries that are members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

 

62. St. Vincent and Grenadine's cuisine is based on seafood. The main recipe of many menus here is grilled fish. Shellfish, shrimp, and lobsters are used in cooking, and three to three fish, are a local delicacy. It is prepared in various ways but always with curry and spices.

 

63. In addition to seafood, fruits and vegetables are used in local cuisine: sweet potatoes, arrowroot, bananas, coconuts, and breadfruit.

 

64. Of the drinks, tea, coffee, cocoa, and various juices are common. The islands produce rum, the basis of most cocktails, and brew beer.

 

65. Elite tourism brings the bulk of the income to the local budget. Also, St. Vincent is one of the most popular offshore zones.

 

 

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