Festival of Brazilian cinema
Petersburg for the third time overwhelmed by the riot of colour and excitement of the Brazilian film Festival Within four days the festival will present the best of contemporary culture…

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Premiere Norilsk drama Crazy day or the Marriage of Figaro
  NORILSK. "Taimyr Telegraph" in Norilsk Today starts the second art festival of Northern cities in the world "Parallels". In the period from 26 September to 10 October, viewers will…

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Unusual holidays and festivals in different countries and continents

 

Of course, each nation has its own traditions, customs and festivals, many of them very original, and at first incomprehensible. In General, we all have our own standards of behavior, belief and a way of expressing emotions. Ceremonial events often become a kind of ritual, which is sometimes very interesting to watch, but sometimes that is perceived as savage. I propose to draw attention to unusual holidays and festivals of different countries. Will visit America, Asia and Europe.

Festival El Colacho

This distinctive festival is held every year in the Spanish town of Castillo de Murcia in June. The goal is to jump over small children.

People collect all newborns and lie on the pillows. Then comes Colaco − disguised as a man, symbolizing the devil running. He runs up and starts to jump over children. This rite symbolizes the cleansing from disease and fears. Quite unusual, although somewhat resembles pagan traditions, some dates Slavs had celebrated by jumping over the fire.

Peruvian Takanakuy

This annual celebration takes place on Christmas in the Peruvian Andes. He concludes that fairly drunk parties converge in the circle of spectators and begin Continue reading

Unusual holidays. Entertainment. Informative articles and unusual photographs

 

 

The Time magazine presented a series of photographs entitled The World’s Wackiest Holidays, devoted to the most unusual holidays and festivals from different corners of our planet.

Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in Thailand, in the province of lop Buri. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.

The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) is an Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth Continue reading

Festivals of the world

 

Annually in the world are many carnivals and festive processions. Such a colorful, bright, magical and crazy national holidays will be remembered for a lifetime. There is the most famous carnivals in the world — Brazilian, Spanish, and there are those which You were not even aware. Here are 20 of the most famous carnivals in the world:

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Taking place from 28 February to 4 March

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in the Brazilian style. Its length is almost a day! It’s an endless parade of Samba schools, vibrant and unique costumes, Latin American drive and good mood!

2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

Passes from the second half of September to the first weekend of October.

The largest world beer festival — in Munich! There are also some smaller festivals, but for this comparison was collected in 2013, an amount larger than 96 000 000$! Represent scale.

3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, China

Runs from 5 January to 5 February.

The biggest world event associated with ice and snow, where you can see ice sculptures, snow compositions, which height exceeds 3 meters.

4. Holi – the festival, Continue reading