October 21 – The Multicolored Umbrellas Day in Russia
When you are happy, then the autumn becomes colorful … you do not notice the rain, but only colorful umbrellas!
As you know, nature has no bad weather! However, if you suddenly meet an autumn rain on your way, it’s better to open an umbrella. And did you know about this date – The multicolored Umbrellas day which is on 21st October?
Meanwhile, umbrella since ancient times has been protection from rain, snow, sun, and an important detail of the toilet. Of course, today you do not surprise anyone with an umbrella. However, many seek to have not only a beautiful, but also a fashion accessory that will attract the attention of others. And if you want to find out what your umbrella says about you, then this article is just for you.
So, let’s start with the color of the umbrella, which can tell about the character and temperament of a person quite a lot. So, psychologists offer such a description of color preferences.
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October 21 – The Multicolored Umbrellas Day in Russia
Colorful Lochristi Begonia flower Festival
Undoubtedly, Lochristi Begonia Festival, which takes place last weekend in August is worth visiting. A colorful celebration is, in fact, a tribute to the national flower of Belgium, held in Lochristi (six miles from Ghent). They say, 30 to 33 million flowering tubers grow each year on more than 400 acres. For the festival, residents create enormous three-dimensional floral installations for a parade of flower-decked floats. In addition, each year they depict a different theme. For example, the world’s favorite fairy tales. Colorful arrangements of millions of yellow, red, orange, and white blossoms on beds of sand turn the town’s main street into a carpet of flowered pictures.
Emmanuelle Moureaux Color Installations
Have you ever heard of the farmer who painted his cows green so that his cows might give him more milk? It is difficult to say whether he got more milk from his cows, but in a fact, color affects people in several
ways. It was not for nothing that back in the 1950s the Swiss psychotherapist Max Lyuscher, the author of the famous color test, proved the influence of color on certain functions of the human body. Thus, a red color raises blood pressure, and the same blue color, on the contrary, soothes. Undoubtedly, wise approach to color in architecture and design have many possibilities. And realizing the importance of using color in everyday life, many creative people, including artists, architects and designers work in this direction. Among the brightest and most talented designers, in particular, is the Frenchwoman Emmanuelle Moureaux, who creates unusually beautiful ideas of color application in interior and architecture. In her creative collection are several art installations, and the most notable – “Forest of Numbers”, “Christmas Forest in 100 colors”, “Color Of Time”, and “1000 colors recipe”.
Born in 1971, France, Emmanuelle Moureaux is living in Tokyo since 1996.
Japanese traditionally forbidden colors
Historically, the forbidden color, known in Japan as kindziki, is the color of clothing, the monopoly for the use of which was a certain privelege of officials. Also, the system of forbidden colors appeared in the 8th century, during the time of the existence of the ritciero system. However, preserved to the present day, it no longer has a legal status. In particular, the forbidden colors include the seven colors established in the X-XI centuries. Among them – Pale-green, Sumach, Pale-red, Yellow-red, Dark purple, Gardenia, Rock and Dark-sappan. However, in the XIX century, during the Meiji period, they removed the ban from all colors, except for sumac, yellow-red and gardenia.
Meanwhile, exceptionally the Emperor of Japan could use Sumac’s color (Japanese: ko-roden) for the outer clothing. To date, the ceremonial Japanese clothing of the emperor during the enthronement – painted only in this sumac color. Besides, the source of the dye is fruits of sumac (Rhus succedanea) – a Japanese wax tree.
Fearing colors and chromophobia varieties
First of all, phobias persecute people with good imagination. In some cases, these symptoms can develop into a full-scale anxiety attack. As a consequence of these signs, some people prefer isolation, which in turn leads to serious difficulties in daily life. In other cases, a person can seek a medical solution to the problem, due to constant concern about the alleged illness or imminent death.
Noteworthy, Fear of color in general, known as chromophobia, includes also sub-fears. In particular, Black – melanophobia, Purple – porphyrophobia, Yellow – xanthophobia, Red – erythrophobia, and White – leukophobia.
For example, Block was afraid of yellow color. But brave Napoleon – cats and white horses. And Ostap Bender, the hero of Ilf and Petrov was terrified by the mere mention of the black priests …
Meanwhile, actual clinical phobias to color are rare. Yet, colors can elicit hormonal responses and psychological reactions.
Phobias are obsessive pathological fears. At the same time, they can lead to varios problerms, from discomfort to overwhelming horror. Besides, we can talk about phobias only if the fear is pathological, abnormal and without a logical explanation.
Chinese colorful Mid-Autumn Festival
Traditionally, Chinese people celebrate the colorful Mid-Autumn Festival at the beginning of October. On this day, it is customary to admire the full moon, gather in the family circle to remember the relatives and friends who are away from home. They launch colorful lanterns into the sky and give each other “yuebiny” (lunar gingerbread). Meanwhile, the origin of the Feast is associated with a legend.
Once in ancient China lived a skilful archer named Hou Yi and his wife Chang’e. Once on the celestial vault instead of a single sun came just ten, resulting in a terrible drought. Emperor Yao, who ruled China then, was very worried because of the suffering of his people and asked Hou Y to bring down nine suns. The archer coped with the task. In gratitude, the emperor gave him the elixir of immortality. Besides, he advised not to take it immediately, but first spend a year in prayer. When Hou Yi was not at home, Chang’e discovered the elixir and drank it, because of what it got up into the air and flew to the moon. After death, Hou I ascended into the sun. Since then, once a year – the 15th day of the 8th month – Hou Yi and Chang’e meet.
Life in color inspirational quotes
Whoever refuses the color, he dissolves in the cold. For he loses his soul, which means that immortality is possible. Who will voluntarily give his color to another without remnant? What could be worse than death after death? (Turgor)
And I also know that when your true color tears you from the inside, you can wrap yourself in ten layers of white or black, nothing will help. It’s like trying to plug a waterfall with a handkerchief. (Mariam Petrosyan, the house in which …)
Color can soothe and excite, create harmony and cause shock. It can wait for miracles, but it can cause catastrophe. Jacques Vienot