Around the world hosts many major festivals and celebrations that attract not only the huge number of local residents, but also many tourists. It is understandable, because it’s hard to think of a better way to feel the atmosphere and culture of a country than to visit traditional holiday. Some of them are not only surprisingly large, but also extremely unusual in themselves.
Mardi Gras, USA
During the festival, there are costume balls, parties, parades and parades. The most interesting of them are considered the Bacchus parade, each platform which represents some perverse entertainment — Dating, drinking, cards or something, and the parade of the Mardi Gras Indians, on platforms which you can see is absolutely amazing costumes.
If you want to see the real Mardi Gras, the festival is better not to go into the French quarter and garden district and on Charles Avenue. However, you should bear in mind that all the good places there’s usually busy for six hours before the parade.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The carnival in Rio every year attracts more than half a million visitors from all over the world and is considered the biggest carnival in Brazil.
The carnival begins with the coronation, during which the mayor passes the reins to the King Momo, selected from all residents of Rio for weight Continue reading
This third largest city in Germany is considered the largest cultural and event center. Then you and the famous Cologne carnival culminating on Shrove Tuesday, and is known LGBT parade (Christopher street), and the Cologne Christmas market…
And today I will tell about one of the most beautiful local holiday, which is quite young, but from year to year is gaining popularity and are attracted to Cologne hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Talking about the festival of light and fireworks Kölner Lichter, which is traditionally held in mid-summer. In 2014, the festival falls on the 19th of July, so everyone still has time and opportunity to collect bags and buy a ticket to Germany. And in the meantime we will acquaint you better with the program and the history of the event.
The history of the holiday
This year the international fireworks festival “Cologne lights” is only 14 years old: the first festival of light was held here in 2001.
The Central event is the explosions of fireworks over the Rhine promenade night then collected Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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
From late June to early July in South-West Wales is an unusual festival that includes competitions in filleting the speed tasting sushi and “Safari Continue reading
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, this is the main event of the year, during which you can demonstrate their dancing skills and to show imagination, and most importantly, good fun. The carnival is part of the mentality of the inhabitants of the Latin American country
The roots of Brazilian carnival rooted in the ritual dances of the slaves who were brought here when their Black Africa. For several centuries their dances evolved, developed, changed. By the mid-twentieth century formed a separate school dances, and there was a tradition to compose music for a magnificent carnival. Every year the radio station for several months broadcast a new tune, which the inhabitants of the country soon know by heart.
From the history of the carnival
How originated the carnival in Brazil, still arguing scientists, Continue reading
Festival in San Remo
In 2009 the festival in San Remo went for the fifty-ninth year. So very soon this true celebration of Italian pop songs will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Since the stage as immutable, and so famous, at least for all Italians, the Ariston theater /ital. Aristion/ sounded more than 1500 songs performed by hundreds of artists. And it’s not just numbers, it’s destiny, career, UPS and downs, discovering talents, idols and stars, after all, many famous performers debuted in the seaside town of San Remo /Italy. Sanremo/.
This is a magical, fascinating for the Italians show, when for a few days every year, half of the country sticks to the TV screens and a fan favourite by. These days are very often among friends, acquaintances, colleagues or relatives, you can hear conversations about who this time will choose who will be the winner. Everyone has their favorites, everyone has their own preference, but very often the favorites are shown from the very beginning. And then we all take a more active discussion, no, no, no, of course wins Marco, no, no, not Sergio and Donatella… of Course, would it be wrong to say that all of Italy dies down and rushes to the TV, as if in the world Cup final played against Italy with France, not exactly, but still, any competition San Remo, Continue reading