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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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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

The world’s Most famous Italian music festival

Festival in San Remo

In 2009 the festival in San Remo went for the fifty-ninth year. So very soon this true celebration of Italian pop songs will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Since the stage as immutable, and so famous, at least for all Italians, the Ariston theater /ital. Aristion/ sounded more than 1500 songs performed by hundreds of artists. And it’s not just numbers, it’s destiny, career, UPS and downs, discovering talents, idols and stars, after all, many famous performers debuted in the seaside town of San Remo /Italy. Sanremo/.

This is a magical, fascinating for the Italians show, when for a few days every year, half of the country sticks to the TV screens and a fan favourite by. These days are very often among friends, acquaintances, colleagues or relatives, you can hear conversations about who this time will choose who will be the winner. Everyone has their favorites, everyone has their own preference, but very often the favorites are shown from the very beginning. And then we all take a more active discussion, no, no, no, of course wins Marco, no, no, not Sergio and Donatella… of Course, would it be wrong to say that all of Italy dies down and rushes to the TV, as if in the world Cup final played against Italy with France, not exactly, but still, any competition San Remo, Continue reading

Fall: festivals and celebrations of the world
  Bright and slightly sad time of the year prepared their entertainment for those who could not get summers off. Let's meet some holidays September, October, and November. Oktoberfest (Munich,…

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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…

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International film festival is the largest festival in Odessa
Odessa – a Ukrainian seaport and a beautiful resort with a rich cultural history and long-standing cinematic tradition. In 1894, a year and a half before the famous Lumiere brothers,…

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