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
The most famous carnival in the world is annually held here on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. So to speak, Carnaval Samba rhythms, fiery and beautiful Latin dance. The carnival is headed by the “Princess” of Samba, each carrying the flag for their school. Male and female dancers in very revealing costumes, the glitter, the atmosphere is fun and festive splendor everywhere! In the city throughout the week a fancy – dress balls, contests, dances and costumes, concerts. The cost of participation in the carnival is from 250 to 600 dollars.
This is the February miracle takes place in New Orleans (French quarter). The main difference from all the other noisy and sparkling extravaganzas is that it is unpredictable. Half-naked girls toss into the crowd with colored beads, to collect which becomes for the participants just a matter of principle!
Venetian miracle carnival
Love of life soaked in the atmosphere of this holiday. The main figure of the occasion is His Majesty the King. The parade of flowers and flower battles – the required components of a French carnival. The carnival held in nice from mid-February to 4 March.
Night romance with lighted lanterns, the magnificent 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