Holidays and festivals of France

Many tourists choose France as the country that is worth visiting. It is rich in culture, customs and their traditions. Besides, you can always get a lot of impressions from holidays. of which there is great variety. All ceremonial events in any country is always a unique, fun and interesting.

Moreover, festivals are celebrated not only all over the country, but each city separately. Even French villages have their own traditions celebrations. Among them there are both religious and secular. Because, the whole of France divided into provinces, and each has its own calendar where we list all of the festivals and celebrations. People in France love to have a good rest, so the celebrations in this country are rife.

National holidays celebrated throughout the country, there are about 11, they are the holidays. In addition to these activities, each city has its own, which will only understand the inhabitants of this settlement. Will discuss the most popular and interesting ones.

Bastille day

This holiday ranks among the national and is a “red day” calendar. It is celebrated on 14 July each year. The beginning of the story is rooted deep into the history of the country. It refers to an event associated with the first anniversary of the capture of the fortress of the Bastille, is a prison. It happened Continue reading

The Pancake week in Russia

The ancient Slavic holiday of Maslenitsa is seven days of fun, sledding, competition and, of course, enjoying delicious pancakes. Scope and content it is often compared with the European carnivals, the time when you can immerse yourself in the vibrant whirlwind of popular culture.

In addition, Carnival is a symbolic farewell to inhospitable in the winter and a joyous spring. Until the seventeenth century this was the equivalent of the modern Christmas celebrations. By the way, the beautiful spring no accident exactly welcome pancakes, because they, rosy and warm, very similar to the sun.

Carnival and Christian tradition

Perhaps it is because of its friendly “nature” Carnival does not repeat the fate of other pagan holidays. After the establishment of Christianity in Russia, the tradition was not abolished, but only partially transformed. The dates of the celebrations were to depend on Great Lent (before Shrovetide week was the vernal equinox from March 22 to 24), and the celebration became his eve – Cheesefare week.

In the Christian tradition these days – the time needed to devote to communicate with loved ones, forgiveness and reconciliation, which is most inspiring spring festival.

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10 best festivals in the world

Around the world hosts many major festivals and celebrations that attract not only the huge number of local residents, but also many tourists. It is understandable, because it’s hard to think of a better way to feel the atmosphere and culture of a country than to visit traditional holiday. Some of them are not only surprisingly large, but also extremely unusual in themselves.

Mardi Gras, USA

During the festival, there are costume balls, parties, parades and parades. The most interesting of them are considered the Bacchus parade, each platform which represents some perverse entertainment — Dating, drinking, cards or something, and the parade of the Mardi Gras Indians, on platforms which you can see is absolutely amazing costumes.

If you want to see the real Mardi Gras, the festival is better not to go into the French quarter and garden district and on Charles Avenue. However, you should bear in mind that all the good places there’s usually busy for six hours before the parade.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The carnival in Rio every year attracts more than half a million visitors from all over the world and is considered the biggest carnival in Brazil.

The carnival begins with the coronation, during which the mayor passes the reins to the King Momo, selected from all residents of Rio for weight Continue reading

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