Pentecost Lutheran

Pentecost — the birthday of the Christian Church (Acts 2: 1-11).

This is the day when the Apostles of the Holy Spirit descended in the form of tongues of fire, and they began to preach "the mighty works of God" (Acts 2:38) in different languages. The Apostle Peter declared that this outpouring of the Spirit marks the beginning of a new messianic era (Acts 2:17-18). Therefore, Pentecost is called "apocalyptic day" (that is, the day of the last revelation).

The Germans Lutheran Pentecost is traditionally associated with the elucidation of the relationship between the two lovers. For this, set the maypole (in Germany — the total for the entire village in Siberia — in front of houses favorite girls). Maypole was seen as a symbolic form of a marriage proposal.

It was usually a tree felled in the forest, which severs the branches and leave only the green top. The trunk decorated with ribbons, flags, red and white scarves. However, the already established maypole could be stolen by a rival or a local pranksters, and the right to install it had to prove his fists. So dig in deeper tree and it is often reinforced with heavy chains.

If she did not meet the guy reciprocated, then exhibited in response to an empty shopping cart. However, in this case, the girl was expecting a sleepless night since its gates in retaliation could tarry or leave a lot of garbage and manure, and it was considered a terrible shame. Similarly, eggs thrown on the night of Pentecost in someone's gate, testified about the evil nature of the owner of the house and a special dislike for him.