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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International film festival is the largest festival in Odessa

Odessa – a Ukrainian seaport and a beautiful resort with a rich cultural history and long-standing cinematic tradition. In 1894, a year and a half before the famous Lumiere brothers, Odessa engineer Joseph Timchenko presented to the public the projected “Moving pictures”. In 1907, the city opened the first on the territory of the former Russian Empire Studio, and since then, nearly 700 films were made there. Sergei Eisenstein, Alexander Dovzhenko and Dziga Vertov made Odessa a legendary place in the history of Ukrainian cinema.


Place, have owned the history of world cinema, famous in the world of the great Sergei Eisenstein in the film “the Battleship Potemkin”. At the festival, the famous staircase becomes a huge open-air cinema with views of the Black sea, collecting about 15 thousand spectators. Accompanied by a Symphony orchestra over the years there have been shown ‘city Lights” Charlie Chaplin, “metropolis” by Fritz lang, “Sunrise” by Friedrich W. Murnau, “Blackmail” Alfred Hitchcock and, of course, “the Battleship Potemkin” Sergei Eisenstein. Saturday’s screening works of world classics in Symphony orchestra – the biggest event of the Odessa international Continue reading

5 the world’s most famous carnivals

The most enchanting and colourful celebration on earth is a carnival. The average layman is known only to a couple of the most popular. Actually, countries, carnivals where they spend quite a lot. Moreover, they occur mostly in the winter. So, if leave is given, for example, in February, and not so familiar and favorite in the summer, do not worry. Pack your suitcase and go there, where raging celebration of life.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is No. 1 in the world of carnivals. He is known throughout the world and is perhaps the most impressive. The Brazilians are preparing for it all year. For the holiday special built sambadrome. Many Samba schools are moving on it. Ahead of going platform, which recently began to manage manually. Earlier in the movement brought her special mechanisms. However, after the accident, when the platform hit people, it was decided to protect the participants and spectators. On the platform, around her — everywhere dance school representatives in bright costumes that are sometimes just hard to bear. Costumes, platform and all decorated in the same theme. Over a certain amount you will not only see the carnival, but to become a direct participant. You will be given a costume that will show basic movement Samba, and you will be part Continue reading

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