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Unusual national holidays and festivals

We all love holidays. Traditional holidays in Russia is New year, Christmas, February 23, March 8, may 9 and others. But for anybody a secret that every country has their own national holidays and festivals. And many of them are of particular interest due to its uniqueness and exclusivity.

In January, for example, in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro celebrate with an interesting name Tutsindan . (“Tuchin day” or “Fat day”).

This holiday is traditionally enjoyed children: they should not be punished, otherwise, according to legend, they will be naughty all year.

In Sweden in January to celebrate St. Knut’s Day (Tjugondag Knut).

On this day, discarded Christmas trees, and some districts are doing a Scarecrow, dressed him in rags and put near the door of a neighbor. The challenge caught the Scarecrow in “the embrace” – find prankster or throw it to another neighbor, so as not to cause people laugh the next morning.

There are traditional festivals, dressing up in medieval (and other) characters.

In Scotland there is the annual festival of Fire . when residents make a model Viking ship (with the dragon on the nose), they themselves are dressed as Vikings carry the ship to the sea, and then throw it about 1000 torches, thereby burning his huge wooden creation.

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The Azalea Festival in the city of Tatebayashi

Colorful the Azalea festival is held annually in the city of Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture. Thousands of tourists and residents of Japan are eager to get into this famous city of azaleas, known since the Edo period. 10,000 azaleas 50 kinds of important decoration of the festival. It takes place in the period from 15 April to 15 may.

A little about azaleas

Azalea, or rhododendron, of the Heath, is considered to be one of the most ornamental shrubs decorating the house with bright blooms in the darkest time of the year and enjoying the abundance of flowers, which literally can not see the leaves.

Flowering species and varieties of azaleas native to China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. The most valuable are varieties grown from the species of Indian rhododendron and rhododendron Simms, large flowers blooming in the winter until early spring. The Japanese azaleas flowers small, it blooms in April, and sometimes at Christmas. In Eastern countries Azalea is a symbol of joy, peace and freedom.

Azalea is a very capricious plant and at the slightest deviation in the care ceases to bloom and may even die. She doesn’t like too hot sun. The cool, moist Continue reading

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 Italian carnivals
  Italian carnivals have a religious basis. Many Catholic countries celebrate this holiday. Let us first razberemsa, where did the word carnival, or carnevale in Italian? Its roots from the…

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The Nibelungen Festival in worms
  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…

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Spectacular event awaits the youth
Vladivostok, December 10, PrimaMedia. Bright and unforgettable event will take place in 2015 in Primorye. 15 to may 20, Vladivostok will become the student capital of Russia and will take…

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