Festival of the Nibelungs (Die Nibelungen-Festspiele – “Di Nibelungen Festspiele”) opened in 2002 in worms (Worms) is one of the most important centers of intellectual, cultural and political events in Europe.
From the beginning the festival was a great success, and for several years was the most popular outdoor festival. On the steps in front of an impressive Vormskyy the Imperial Cathedral (Kaiserdom – “Kaiserdom”) gathers the most famous actors of theatre, film and television and show the diversity that carries the legacy of the Nibelungs.
All German media at the time of the festival only write about the impressive performances of this event. Every year it gathers more than 230 000 viewers watching live performances, and millions of TV viewers watching the performances on home screens or screens of the city.
The origins of the festival — the song of the Nibelungs
Many medieval traditions of the report of the Nibelungs (Nibelungen). The Nibelungs were the guardians of treasures. Their glorified all over the world work “the Song of Nibelungen” (Nibelungenlied – “Nibelungenlied”). It tells the story of how the treasure of the Nibelungs from the king and his sons moved to the hero Siegfried, when he, possessing Continue reading
Passed the summer season and numerous music festivals in Russia and Europe. To help you escape from the sad thoughts and anguish, RuTraveller ranked the most unusual festivals in the world (some of them can even manage to visit this year). There will not be loud headlining, but the emotions and impressions of the fun will last for a long time to come.
1. San Diego Comic-Con International, USA
Every year San Diego was invaded by geeks from all over the world. The reason for that is the Comic Con festival, which brings together fans of comics, cult films and TV series, as well as just onlookers who want to see an unforgettable costume show. The cosplayers masterfully transform into their favorite characters, and sometimes they can not even be distinguished from the original. Also here you can find out more about the filming of new movies – Hollywood studios use the festival as a platform for promotion and present to the audience their most promising projects.
2. Holi, Mumbai, India
Holi is famous around the world, the festival of spring and the colors. There are many legends about its origin, the most famous of them tells how the demon Holika persuaded to ascend the pyre Continue reading
The Spaniards – it’s burning a nation that turns every day into a celebration. No one month is not complete without a memorable festivities, which will celebrate again the country in Europe.
The Feast Of The Three Kings
On the day of Epiphany the people of Spain celebrates the feast of the Three Kings. The name comes from the scene when the three wise men brought gifts to the newborn Jesus. On the eve of the feast through the streets of the country, there is a procession that enters into the carriage with the Magi. The theme of this carnival elect famous cartoons, and all dressed in familiar characters.
After the street party children come home, where they wait for tables with sweets and the main dish – bagels. Even the cakes are sintered to their shape, adding a chip – to whom it will fall, will find happiness and well-being.
The children also write letters to the Three Kings, where you indicate the desired gifts, and eventually get them.
The carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The second carnival is known, after the festival in Rio de Janeiro, considered Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The festival starts on February 14 and last a whole week.
The main attribute of the carnival is the procession accompanied by dancing and fireworks, but the action – Continue reading