Holidays in Italy are a great many – it and state, and religious, and regional holidays, perhaps, to enumerate all of them can’t even the Italians themselves. But there are 12 major holidays recognized official throughout the country are closed on these days banks and public offices, most shops and public transport operates on Sunday schedule. Many museums and exhibition halls during the holidays are also the rest from the visitors.
New year’s day, January 1
New year or as it is called in Italy, Capodanno – head of the year, celebrated by the Italians in the Gregorian calendar during the night of 31 December to 1 January. Despite the fact that many institutions do not work the holiday, miss new year’s eve don’t have – the streets are arranged folk festivals, in the main squares of Italian cities are organized Grand performances, carnivals, fireworks.
Epiphany, January 6
The feast of the Epiphany is one of the most revered religious holidays in Italy . completing Christmas activities. The main symbol of this holiday – the good witch Befana, distributing gifts in memory of those gifts that the Magi brought to Jesus.
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Most of us love the holidays and pleasure to congratulate friends, family and colleagues a happy New year, happy birthday, the Eighth of March, and Valentine’s Day. But there is light at the holidays, which in Russia is practically not known. Meanwhile, they also are full of character, ancient customs, and at times a huge scale. Today we offer to Your attention the Top 10 most unusual in the world of holidays .
10. Holiday hens in the U.S. state of Nebraska.
The festival takes place every summer in the town of Wayne and entirely devoted to honoring the feathered inmates of the chicken coop. Men dress up in costumes of the chickens and serve in a colorful show. In the square erected a splendid roost. The only event, upsetting the heroines of the event, this competition is eating chicken wings.
9. Monkey Banquet in the province of Lopburi, Thailand.
Every year the locals prepare food from fruit and vegetables, taste from the nearby forests which run more than 600 primates. The festival is dedicated to Lord Rama, whom the monkey army helped win a number of brilliant victories.
8. Tomatina in the Spanish village of buñol.
Tomatina in Spain
Tomato massacre – one of the most fun and popular fiestas in Spain. Every year in buñol attracts about 35 thousand people to fight Continue reading
Flower festival – one of the most popular and colorful holidays in many countries around the world, celebrated since ancient times and attracts attention of both local residents and guests of the event. A little about the history of the holiday and when it takes place in some countries.
Memorable and mysterious “flower” holiday in Russia has always been famous Ivan Kupala, which in some places was called Ivan Herbalist. This festival is held in the midst of the summer solstice, on the night of 7 July, old style – 24 to 25 June.
In Ukraine in the late summer – early autumn is traditionally held the annual city exhibition of flowers. Each year the exhibition has its own theme, for example, last year it was devoted to folk tales, and the year before that was called “Illusions of autumn”.
The flower festival is held in Baku on may 10, the birthday of the national leader and the 3rd President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.
Flower shows were held in Israel since the mid-1950s, until the early 90s. the Revived exhibition of flowers in Haifa became the largest flower exhibition in Israel in the entire history of the country. Just Park Hecht in the exhibition area in April 2012 were built 13 floral “palaces”.
One of the most exciting and beautiful events of the year at the Madeira flower Festival. Flowers Continue reading