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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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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

Most unusual festivals of the world

Then torchlight procession through the ancient ritual of the burial of fallen soldiers salival wood 30-foot boat, which is specially build to the party every year…So goes kadugodi the Scottish Ophelia (Up Helly Aa Festival) in the town of Lerwick… this year an extraordinary party took place on 29 January

Over 900 beautifully dressed participants followed the entourage of 40 Vikings and their huge ship to the place where the fire will be lit

On the coast, the ship burned — 900 flaming torches were thrown on the “ancient” ship

Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who, according to legend, together with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.

Tomatina (Tomatina) in the village of buñol — known “tomato battle”. This is one of the most popular and most visited holiday in Spain. Once a year it is visited by about 36 thousand people. On special trucks to the site of the battle brought a “weapon” — about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are rather ordinary can throw tomatoes at anyone, the main thing is to avoid injuries, tomatoes need a good stretch.

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Russian national holidays in January
  Vasil-month, sechen, prosinec, roof winter, tugalo, jelly, pereskia, a young moon – bright and colorful folk nicknames in January a lot. And only such an abundance of signs and…

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Brazilian carnival
One of the most spectacular events that attracts people from all over the world – carnival in Brazil. For Brazilians, who are born and live in the rhythm of Samba,…

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Holidays and festivals of France
Many tourists choose France as the country that is worth visiting. It is rich in culture, customs and their traditions. Besides, you can always get a lot of impressions from…

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