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White Nights Salsa Festival

“Dear friends, it is time to summarize the festival White Nights Salsa Fest. Perhaps for someone White Nights was another line in his schedule, and for someone was opening a new, colorful world of music and dance. And I’d like to think that this festival is in its short history has already become a landmark event in the dance of life of the country.

Salsa in Russia and neighboring countries is not static, it evolves, and over the last few years there are a lot of festivals, congresses and weekends completely different scale. What city on the map might take – everywhere has its own festival, or “festival.” Unconscious competition among all of these activities put before the members is a serious matter of choice and, unfortunately, sometimes mutually exclusive. Repeatedly heard from you that the festival was so much that the audience is forced to literally burst. In conditions when the supply is in a hurry to exceed the demand, the further fruitful development of the White Nights Salsa Fest is becoming more difficult, and in many vectors of development. How in the direction of live music, without which I don’t think any one festival, and in the direction of improving the quality of the artists and instructors, when, apparently, for 15 years of salsa Continue reading

Carnival of Venice

Every year, in February, when driven by winds from the sea water literally ankle-deep floods St. Mark’s square, Venice is flooded with fairy tale characters from all over Europe and get this amazing sight dream of millions of people around the world.

Venice carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world . he was born during the middle Ages, when the total duration of any holidays was a few months a year. Spiritual parents of this magnificent event can be considered a Venetian aristocrats who invented it in order to justify their desire to flaunt in front of each other in crazy outfits.

By the unwritten laws of medieval carnival, in its carrying out by cancelling all social conventions, and everyday rules of life: everyone can do whatever he pleases. Wealth and poverty was hidden behind masks, and then any commoner could count on the attention of the Princess, and the patrician could easily seduce a seamstress, what in ordinary life would not allow him the norms of decency. In the late eighteenth century, under the pressure of revolutionary storms, carnival is almost faded and reappeared only in the seventies of our century.

For several years now there have been persistent rumors that the carnival of Venice exhaled Continue reading

Festival “Golden autumn”

RHD Foundation in Iskitim district was held the IV international festival of art and Amateur art “Golden autumn”. The main guest was singer-songwriter Oleg Mityaev.

September 6, from morning until evening in camp “Chkalova” arrived people, not only in cars, many were on foot. Each behind a guitar. Real romance is not wished to live in comfortable buildings, and camped in tents in a pine forest. When meeting people firmly embraced, rejoiced as old friends “Golden autumn” friends for life.

The program of the first day of the festival opened the workshop, which involved representatives of Leisure centres iskitimskaya district, deputies, heads of village councils. The participants of the “round table” discussed the issues of concern to every Manager rural recreation: how to attract young people how to solve the problem of logistical support of cultural institutions. But, in fact, rural contribution able to reconcile the irreconcilable: in the absence of high-quality sound and lighting equipment they surprise their countrymen interesting and spectacular events.

All ultramatic dream about the same thing: to in circles and creative associations worked as many children and adults, teams were busy touring. The meeting participants agreed that in order to solve Continue reading

Unusual holidays of the peoples of the world

People who are unfamiliar with other cultures might perceive the holidays as a little eccentric and unusual, because of their traditions all have long been accustomed. This article describes some of the holidays of different Nations, which for them is as common as your for you.

1. “Midsummer” – residents Slavic countries celebrate this day for many centuries, but foreigners perceive it as unusual. The festival falls on the night of the summer solstice – the shortest of the year. On Midsummer fires are burning everywhere, through which according to the custom of jumping the youth, singing, a variety of games and constant scrying rituals. The holiday is dedicated to the light, the sun and all living things: “On Midsummer dew medicinal, medicinal herb, and water purification”.

2. “Festival of the pigs” – annual gala in Malolos, in the Philippines. On this day, all pigs city primping: the females wear fancy dresses, romanet cheeks and finger paint, and the boys dress up in costumes sailors, overalls or clown clothes. Thus the townspeople revere pigs, as this area is the main supplier of pork in the country.

3. Groundhog day – is celebrated fevralya in America and Canada. For the Groundhog on this day is special Continue reading

February – carnival

January 27

The second half of February — the traditional farewell to winter in many cultures. Our ancestors passed on to us the tradition of celebrating carnival — the pagan celebration of Christians to the last week before lent. But in this period of vibrant festivals are held not only in the Slavic countries, but in many others — it is known to all carnivals. The most popular of them, of course, the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Venice and nice. Almost all Spanish and Cypriot cities are colourful parades and fairs in many cities Old and New world also lives this tradition. From the variety, you can select some of the most interesting.

Carnival in Binche (Belgium)

Traditionally binski carnival starts 49 days before Easter. This folk festival — the largest in Europe after Venice. The main characters of this holiday — Jilly dressed in the colors of the national flag, with bells on his belt, wooden clogs and a straw humps on his back. Several thousand of these characters passing parade on the third day of the carnival. Each of them — a wax mask with the same face, symbolizing unity. During the procession Gilli which role can perform only the residents of Binche, thrown into the audience with the orange, and only a few receive the fruit of their hands — according to legend, Continue reading

Festival in San Remo
The first peaceful years after the Second world war in Italy. On the site of the former ruins of new homes, businesses, and entire cities. However, felt keenly the necessity…

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The brightest festivals of popular culture
This year in Russia declared the Year of culture. But where, as at the festivals of folk culture can fully enjoy all the talents of its people and to see,…

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Festivals and celebrations in Hong Kong
5 months Many people dream to visit Hong Kong and to see this city is to stroll along the promenade, climb to Victoria Peak, overlooking the world-famous panorama. But Hong…

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