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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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Most unusual festivals of the world

Then torchlight procession through the ancient ritual of the burial of fallen soldiers salival wood 30-foot boat, which is specially build to the party every year…So goes kadugodi the Scottish Ophelia (Up Helly Aa Festival) in the town of Lerwick… this year an extraordinary party took place on 29 January

Over 900 beautifully dressed participants followed the entourage of 40 Vikings and their huge ship to the place where the fire will be lit

On the coast, the ship burned — 900 flaming torches were thrown on the “ancient” ship

Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who, according to legend, together with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.

Tomatina (Tomatina) in the village of buñol — known “tomato battle”. This is one of the most popular and most visited holiday in Spain. Once a year it is visited by about 36 thousand people. On special trucks to the site of the battle brought a “weapon” — about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are rather ordinary can throw tomatoes at anyone, the main thing is to avoid injuries, tomatoes need a good stretch.

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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

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