WINTER

The White Kingdom

 

Image: detail of "Winter" by Boris Mikhaylovich Kustodiev (1878-1927, Russian painter)

Winter Music & Images

The magic of winter has inspired many artists and performers. It is really difficult to count how many songs are devoted to winter season, just not counting the numerous Christmas melodies. We offer a selection of Youtube videos combining beautiful songs and images of winter, and invite you to take a short trip to some of the European countries to experience winter landscapes.

 

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St Nicholas of Myra, December 6 and 19

The legend of Saint Nicholas and his great miracles, traditions of the feast in Europe and in the world: history and modern celebrations:

December 6 (Catholic Church), December 19 (Orthodox Church) 

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St Lucy of Syracuse, December 13

The legend of Saint Lucy. The pre-Christian roots and the European traditions of her Feast Day, December 13

 

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Christmas Period

Christmas Period in Europe: traditions (Nativity cribs, gift-giving, Christmas tree, Yule Log), symbols, pre-Christian and Christian origins of the celebrations. 

Christmas Day: December 25 (Catholic Church), January 7 (Orthodox Church) 

 

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Epiphany, Baptism of Jesus, January 6 and 19

Epiphany, Theophany, The Three Kings Day, Baptism of Jesus: origins and history of the celebrations, traditions around Europe, January 6 (Catholic Church), January 19 (Orthodox Church) 

 

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St Anthony the Abbot or the Great, January 17 and 30

The life of Saint Anthony the Abbot, also known as Anthony the Great, his symbols, the fire and the animals, the traditions and the modern celebrations of his Feast Day in Europe, January 17 (Catholic Church), January 30 (Coptic Orthodox Church) 

 

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Image: Boris Kustodiev [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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