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.
In Czech Republic there are five-petalled Continue reading
While began celebrating the festival of Holi is one of the most colorful and exuberant festivals – we have collected some more examples of wild and crazy festivals.
1. The Holi Festival
2. Festival of flour Galaxidi
In a small port city in Northern Greece, hundreds of people gather every year to take part in huge battles in flour. This day, ironically called Clean Monday falls in February.
3. The Tomatina Festival
One of the most famous and violent, and many high-profile festivals in Spain, this event is not for the faint of heart – all throw tomatoes. Don’t wear your weekend things. Held on the last Wednesday of August in the city Bunol, near Valencia.
4. Punkin Chunkin, USA
Punkin Chunkin is a sport involving throws pumpkin as far as possible by mechanical means. Used devices of varying degrees of complexity, including slingshots, catapults and even a pneumatic cannon. Various informal competitions held in the United States, but the most serious – the world championship Punkin Continue reading
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