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Thailand: festivals and holidays

 

Vacation in Thailand is good at any time of year, because you can be a state witness, Buddhist or global events, and, believe me, is unforgettable! Thailand holidays follow one another and the Thais love to relax…Although, perhaps, as all people in the world.

Mother’s day, birthday of His Majesty, Chinese festivals, Buddhist lent, so all the current world holidays…the Exception is 8 – th of March and 23rd of February. Well, the Thais do not celebrate these holidays….But there is a day «the first furrow» «bird day»!

Vacation in Thailand – it «a holiday that is always with you».

We will tell only about the most significant and interesting. Planning a vacation in Thailand, you can try to arrive just under one of them.

«Songkran» – the Thai New year. Yes, Thais celebrate the New year 3 times – with us (Europeans), then with the Chinese, and finally his own, highly original and unlike anything. It «water madness», extravaganza of joy and cleansing, and new life. «Songkran» is the most beautiful, long and important Thai holiday! You will receive the congratulations of all the methods «pouring»: of a bucket, a hose, a water gun, or just scoop out of the barrel. Continue reading

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

“God created the world in six days and on the seventh day, he created Rio de Janeiro” – so say the Brazilians about their fabulously beautiful city. And yet God has given this nation an incredible musicality. Local residents have perfectly mastered the art to live life to the rhythm of Samba. And every year at the height of the Brazilian summer in Rio De Janeiro comes the CARNIVAL holiday, which has no equal anywhere in the world.

Hot country – hot people. The blood of the indigenous Indians and immigrants from Africa, the Portuguese and other Europeans have created an explosive mixture that flows in the veins of the Brazilians. The result was the famous carnivals in Rio – the feasts of the senses and sensuality.

The week of the Carnival – the endless parade of unique costumes and skill carefree people for whom this holiday – main in life. The carnival has its own rules. Each Samba school participates in the carnival, playing your own story. It is subordinate to a single topic: politics, nature, sports, art, music. The imagination of the organizers of the March are limited only requirement is that the topic must be Brazilian, be it a historic event, honoring famous personalities, 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 Latin ” carnem levare “, which means “to remove meat”. Why this name? In ancient times it was a Banquet which was organised on the last day of the carnival period (“fat Tuesday or martedì grasso”), after which began a period of restriction and fasting, which lasted until Holy Pascha.

Some carnivals in Italy

The largest and most famous carnivals are held in the following cities: Venice (Veneto ), Viareggio (Tuscany ), Ivrea (Piedmont ), Satriano di Lucania (Basilicata ), Acireale (Sicily ), Macca (Sicily ), Fano (Marche ), Manfredonia (Puglia ), Putignano (Puglia ), Striano (Campaign ). Their fame has reached far beyond the borders of Italy and attracts huge number of tourists.

The longest carnival in Italy is held in the city of Putignano, and one of the most ancient carnivals, extant in Verona. its history began with the late middle ages and it bears the original name – Bacan àl del Gnoco .

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