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Best Japanese festivals and events

Spring

Cherry Blossom Viewing .

From mid-March to early may, the cherry blossoms wave sweeps in Japan . towards the North, symbolizing the coming of spring with an explosion of exquisite rose petals. Bloom plunges the country into a frenzy, with TV channels informing about the distribution of flowering in Japan, and the people arranging picnics and even party under the shadow of Sakura. You can feel as if the whole country said, “Hooray, it’s finally spring!”.

In Tokyo, Ueno Park is a popular place for a picnic or a party, watching the cherry Blossoms (usually early April). If you want to enjoy the beautiful view — Maruyama Park . located behind the temple Yasaka . suitable for this is the best.

Sanja Matsuri in Tokyo .

In Tokyo, many festivals, but none of them compares to Sanja-Matsuri . Each may, the streets of Asakusa are filled with life, in anticipation of the beginning of one of the largest and most fun parades of mikoshi ( portable temples). Hundreds of thousands of observers are going to look at the majestic temple, which is on their shoulders are carrying 160 people.

In addition to the mikoshi . the festival offers a variety of food and parades, all accompanied by traditional music.

Summer

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Music festival “Prague autumn”

We are pleased to continue our tour through Prague autumn, and here we are again at the old town square, where twenty-seven white crosses remind about one of the saddest events in the history of the Czech Republic. In 1621 there was executed twenty-seven leaders of the Estates rebellion against the authority of the family of Habsburg and king Ferdinand II. Popular rumor has it that their ashes buried in the Church of the Holy Salvatorelli or in the walls of the Tyn Church.

The place of execution of the rebels on the old town square

The legend says that every year, on the day of his execution, the 21st June, the ghosts of the dead people can be seen next to the old tower. According to the legend, the ghosts of the murdered decided until the end of time to control the precision of the clock tower. If the clock is correct, then supposedly the Czech land is not in danger.

The clock on the old town tower, Prague

Strangely, some of our compatriots from the CIS countries have chosen this mournful place to conduct their marriage ceremonies. Autumn in Prague is the perfect time because in the middle of September in the Czech capital hosts the famous music festival “Prague autumn”. This year the festival “Prague autumn”, as always, will gather eminent participants. Honorary role at the opening of the festival, the 11th of September, given to the Orchestra Continue reading

Top-15. The most exuberant and colourful festivals of the world

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

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