Holidays in Italy are a great many – it and state, and religious, and regional holidays, perhaps, to enumerate all of them can’t even the Italians themselves. But there are 12 major holidays recognized official throughout the country are closed on these days banks and public offices, most shops and public transport operates on Sunday schedule. Many museums and exhibition halls during the holidays are also the rest from the visitors.
New year’s day, January 1
New year or as it is called in Italy, Capodanno – head of the year, celebrated by the Italians in the Gregorian calendar during the night of 31 December to 1 January. Despite the fact that many institutions do not work the holiday, miss new year’s eve don’t have – the streets are arranged folk festivals, in the main squares of Italian cities are organized Grand performances, carnivals, fireworks.
Epiphany, January 6
The feast of the Epiphany is one of the most revered religious holidays in Italy . completing Christmas activities. The main symbol of this holiday – the good witch Befana, distributing gifts in memory of those gifts that the Magi brought to Jesus.
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Passed the summer season and numerous music festivals in Russia and Europe. To help you escape from the sad thoughts and anguish, RuTraveller ranked the most unusual festivals in the world (some of them can even manage to visit this year). There will not be loud headlining, but the emotions and impressions of the fun will last for a long time to come.
1. San Diego Comic-Con International, USA
Every year San Diego was invaded by geeks from all over the world. The reason for that is the Comic Con festival, which brings together fans of comics, cult films and TV series, as well as just onlookers who want to see an unforgettable costume show. The cosplayers masterfully transform into their favorite characters, and sometimes they can not even be distinguished from the original. Also here you can find out more about the filming of new movies – Hollywood studios use the festival as a platform for promotion and present to the audience their most promising projects.
2. Holi, Mumbai, India
Holi is famous around the world, the festival of spring and the colors. There are many legends about its origin, the most famous of them tells how the demon Holika persuaded to ascend the pyre Continue reading
The Spaniards – it’s burning a nation that turns every day into a celebration. No one month is not complete without a memorable festivities, which will celebrate again the country in Europe.
The Feast Of The Three Kings
On the day of Epiphany the people of Spain celebrates the feast of the Three Kings. The name comes from the scene when the three wise men brought gifts to the newborn Jesus. On the eve of the feast through the streets of the country, there is a procession that enters into the carriage with the Magi. The theme of this carnival elect famous cartoons, and all dressed in familiar characters.
After the street party children come home, where they wait for tables with sweets and the main dish – bagels. Even the cakes are sintered to their shape, adding a chip – to whom it will fall, will find happiness and well-being.
The children also write letters to the Three Kings, where you indicate the desired gifts, and eventually get them.
The carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The second carnival is known, after the festival in Rio de Janeiro, considered Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The festival starts on February 14 and last a whole week.
The main attribute of the carnival is the procession accompanied by dancing and fireworks, but the action – Continue reading