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…

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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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History of the New year. How was the holiday?

 

New year – one of the most fun and favorite holidays of our people. But as we meet him, he was not always so.

Actually, it took quite a long time before he became our most long-awaited holiday. And journalists family online magazine how it was before.

Below we will consider:

The emergence of the New year in foreign countries

To celebrate the New year people began in ancient times. Let us consider the formation of celebrating the New year as a holiday in various countries around the world.

In India . Mesopotamia, Armenia, he was met on March 21, the equinox, when spring comes, and began field work was done for a reason, and in order to obtain a rich harvest.

In Ancient Greece, New year is celebrated on 22 June, when it was the longest day of the year. Celebrated its fun, with processions in mummers costumes satyrs, glorifying the God of Wine, Dionysus.

In Ancient Egypt, New year was celebrated in September, the mysteries in honor of the star Sirius. The priests performed the ceremony in honor of the star appeared in the sky.

But Rome has left a bright trace in the formation and celebration of the New year, thanks to the legendary Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. It was he who introduced his calendar with 365 days, 7 days a week. It is for him in an enlightened Continue reading

Central Festival Phuket

One of the biggest and most exciting shopping centres of Phuket is undoubtedly Central Festival Phuket or, according to our simple Festival Phuket. My friends and I call it a swamp, that’s how savyasachi then though rescuers call. I like shopping in the Festival, but its very atmosphere. Large, spacious well-designed, in this very large store of Phuket’s impossible to get lost. There is a lot of world brands of clothes such as ZARA, MNG, Dorothy Perkins, Aldo, BeBe, CC-OO, Chic Club_Play Boy, CPS/Chaps, F Fashion, Guess, Hush Puppies, Izzue, Jaspal, Lacoste, Levi’s, Lyn, Monkey See, Nautica CMG, The Next.

Besides the well-known brands, there are still quite a lot of interesting and often cheaper Asian brands. For example, the Vincci shoes — is a Malaysian company with a very interesting design and acceptable price, however, the shoes are not leather, but it is all summer, and for summer shoes, I think it’s not so important. And here’s another brand, also shoes, — Roberto, so there is, in General, shoes and sandals are very cheap, and many look great, I was skeptical at first, and then accidentally bought Continue reading

Three of the most fun of the carnival of Latin America

 

The legendary Brazilian, exotic Bolivian and beach Dominican [photos]

Carnivals, though invented in Europe. but in a New Light now walk brighter and more exotic. Those traditions that were brought by the conquistadors and missionaries, added Indian and African dances and outfits.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: VISA AND.

The closest and the most accessible of all American carnival in the Dominican Republic. From Moscow to Punta Cana direct flights “Transaero” and “Aeroflot”, the country visa-free for Russians, prices for tours, though not cheap, but quite affordable.

To see the bright sight, have to break away from the beaches and come up from your hotel in one of the cities of the Dominican Republic. The main procession will be held on the Malecon waterfront in the capital, Santo Domingo. But the oldest carnival in the country makes a noise in the provincial city of La VEGA. and it is recognized by UNESCO as one of the four best carnivals in the world. In the town of Monte Cristi are the most noticeable characters of the Fiesta is not a beauty in elegant dresses as well. the bulls (Spanish tradition, not otherwise),

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