Our lives have been filled with various traditions and rituals since early childhood. New traditions appear constantly in our daily routine. Obviously, a lot of traditions go after some time passes, but other traditions stick with us for a long time. A lot of these long term traditions have something to do with celebrations. We have our own ways of celebrating birthdays, weddings and winter holidays. Some of these celebrating traditions may be common for the whole nation or even for the whole world, but a few special traditions are kept merely in your family circle. Nevertheless, one of the most widespread traditions is writing New Year card messages.
The state has a quite developed and well supported network of ways and highways, more 1/3 of which has an appropriate surface. Road principles and route signs conform with transborder standards, still with certain vital discrepancy. In case traffic lights do not function, motion of autos is such: who drives in the first – moves forward, which is rather inconvenient principally at heavy traffic. Leasing rate depends on the class and type of automobile and its milage; payment is made by credit cards and ready cash.
In the mountains of the Cevennes in high altitude winter can be very harsh, with lots of snow and frost, and while these places are used for centuries by shepherds, valleys as summer pasture for thousands of sheep, there are few permanent residents. The nature here is the mark of a long history of grazing and forestry, but nevertheless, it is one of the few remaining unspoiled places in France. The highest of the peaks: Loz?re (1702 m), Egual (1567 m) and the bougie (1424 m), the Inter Plateau lies between 1000 and 1200 m Sevennsky National Park and Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 3263 square kilometers
Century of grazing sheep and planned deforestation for charcoal production reduced forest cover approximately by 25% of the initial area. But in some places still of oak, chestnut and birch forests, and in recent times there were made a large-scale planting of conifers. Such diverse habitat generate very good patchwork for animals and plants.
National Park Neusiedlersee – Seewinkel is located on the border area of Austria and Hungary. On the Hungarian side of the national park located Ferte-Hanshag. In its borders the national park combines 3 thousand hectares, while the area throughout the protected area of 35 thousand hectares. Environmental activities in the area are organized and carried out from 1932, but the status of a national park the land received only in 1993. The central object in the park is a set of shallow Lake Neusiedl, which has become a nesting set of water and wading birds. National Park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel is the first Austrian park, officially recognized by the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Austria boasts many attractions that draw people from all over the world. Guides in Austria are full of a variety of facts that tell visitors about the life, traditions and heritage of the Austrians. Among the huge number of architectural, historic monuments, numerous man-made works of art, the Austrians kept almost intact and beautiful natural landscapes.
In the late twentieth century in Austria was established many interesting and beautiful national parks. one of them is a national park Kalkalpen with a total area of 21,000 hectares. The park is located in the south of the small town of Steyr and occupies the land area of the park in the foothills of the Alps and reaches almost the most alpine peaks.
Thayatal (original name Thayatal) – is a magnificent national park, which is situated in Austria. And more specifically, it is located in Thayatal land called Lower Austria. One must note that the presented Austrian Park was established in 1999.
Thayatal Park is the smallest national park in Austria because of its area which is about 1300 hectares. It is worth noting that the National Park Thayatal is named after the river Dyje, which translates from German Thaya.
70 km north-west of Vienna begins the territory of the smallest (area of 1,300 hectares) of the National Park of Austria – Thayatal, founded in 1999. Thaya River Valley stretches across the northern part of Lower Austria, leaving the territory of the Czech Republic, where there is another reserve – National Park Podyj? (Podyj?, Thaya river in Czech called Dia, or Dyje).
National Park Donau-Auen is 93 km ? in the Land of Lower Austria. Officially, the park appeared on Oct. 27, 1996. The parkland stretches along the floodplains of the Danube between Vienna and the mouth of the Morava, where the Austrian-Slovak border is situated. The park does have a bizarre shape – its length is 38 km and a maximum width is about 4 km.
Virtually the entire area of the park Donau-Auen are endless meadows and wetlands along the Danube, also quite a few areas in the park are busy with other bodies of water, in particular, small lakes and rivers. Alluvial floodplain in the Donau-Auen are largely intact natural formation.
Pyrenees National Park was founded in 1967 and stretches for a distance of nearly 100 miles right along the Spanish border. It covers the area of almost 460 square km of the Haute Pyrenees and also the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, not forgetting the adjoining French Pyrenees-Occidental Reserve (Parc national des Pyrenees Occidentales) and the famous Spanish national parks of Ordesa and Monte Perdido (included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO) forms a huge reserve zone, occupying nearly half of the central Pyrenees. And these parts are of interest not only for their natural environment and wildlife which are unique, but also easy availability of territory and an abundance of historical monuments.
Natural Park of Keira was founded in 1977 in the Kott area of the Alps, between Brian?on (Briancon) and the Italian border. Local climatic conditions and rich flora and fauna of the park including the given territory classify it to one of the best mountain reserves in Europe. Within the park is celebrated the colorful mix of alpine landscapes of the Mediterranean.
The total area of the Keira Nature Park is about 2,300 acres, with a range of heights from 1,800 to 3,300 meters above sea level. The park stretches from the valley of the river Gil located in Italian territory by the Mount Viso (Monte Viso, Monviso, 3841 m above sea level), among other things, Mount Viso is the highest point in the Kott Alps.
Time and again, one or two pages of commercial for “second-hand” autos are published in different journals in South Africa and acquiring such automobiles passes into the rule of lifebeing. In Soweto, for example, personal vehicles are seen near nearly every third house. Nevertheless, for past years, the SA economy is in recession with the exchange in the political position, linked to the entrance of blacks, and white people do not hurry up to squander cash. For “Ford” on the territory of South Africa, for instance, there is no point at which the next service center is separated for more than eighty kilometers.