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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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Annual events in the UK

January

One of the most unusual and traditional English celebrations will be held this winter from 13 to 15 January in the town North of the University town of Cambridge.

February

Mid February, York

In the IX century York for 50 years was the capital of the Kingdom of the Vikings and was called Jorvik. This period of history is dedicated to the Museum Center of the Vikings, as well as the annual February festival “living history”.

In Britain in may hosts the annual national skating Championships cheese.

Historical tournaments.

Medieval knights in the historic castles of England

Team knights XV century annually arrange impromptu battles in six historic castles of England. They demonstrate their skills in fencing, archery, wrestling and in falconry.

June

In Dorset, England is hosting the championship nettle eaters. As passes the British TV channel “sky news,” the participants of the championship will be in the next hour consume all the leaves from the stems of stinging plants.

In South Wales goes fishing Week

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