For those who love winter, it is not difficult to organize a festival for the millions of visitors per month to build an entire city made of snow and ice. The collection includes three Paradise for lovers of winter.
First snow festival in Sapporo Japanese was held in 1950, and the story of its creation is very romantic. Tell that students are simply sculpted animals out of the snow and passers-by liked it so much that the idea of turning children’s art into a citywide celebration. Two decades it was an event at a local scale, but the Winter Olympics of 1972 brought the festival to the world level, and in 1974 in Sapporo hosted the first international competition to create pieces of snow and ice.
Each year the festival has expanded. Now it lasts exactly one week in early February and distributed in three areas of the city (Odori Park, the stadium Tsutomu, quarter Susukino). However, for participants, the work begins much earlier: teams arrive in Sapporo almost a month to create their works, and delivered to the city a huge amount of snow on five-ton trucks. To create these massive pieces of wooden frame is created, there is filled with snow, and then the sculptors begin Continue reading
Italy is beautiful in any season and in any weather, but autumn in Italy has its own unique characteristics: first, the summer heat subsides, and secondly the autumn season is full of various holidays and festivals. So, dear readers, if You are planning to visit Italy in the autumn, You are sure to get any holiday:
6-7 September, Florence the feast of lanterns through the streets of the city is a colorful procession with candles wrapped in paper lanterns.
In September for 11 days Naples-scent of freshly baked pizza, because at this time is the traditional feast of Pizzafest. It attracts the best pizza makers from around the world and compete in pizza making, conduct master classes. But the main event for the connoisseur of pizza is, of course, tasting. To get to the festival ground for tasting, you must buy an entrance ticket (9 euros) – and the whole day you can enjoy a variety of size, shape, taste pizza.
Music lovers will be interested in a traditional contest song lyric of Piedigrotta, which takes place in Naples on 7 September.
On the last Friday of September in Montepulciano (Tuscany) begins crafts festival, which attracts professionals from various cases: blacksmiths, carpenters, potters, jewelers, etc. During Continue reading
The richness and antiquity of traditional Spanish culture, the diversity of its origins have defined the beauty and originality of the holidays celebrated annually in the villages and cities of Spain. About 200 of holidays and festivals have tourist value, and some of them are popular all over the world.
In February all over Spain celebrate carnival. It is especially interesting in Cadiz and Tenerife, where the music, the fun and the abundance of colors and flowers completely change the daily life of these cities.
– In March in Valencia organizes “Fallas”: all over the city huge sculptures are placed differently, depicting famous in the city. on March 19, the sculptures are burned in the presence of an enthusiastic crowd.
– Holy week – spring festival with lots of processions, traditional and colorful religious processions. The most original and significant of them are held in Castilla (Valladolid, Cuenca and Zamora) and in Andalusia (Seville and Malaga).
– Opens in April fair in Seville. The fair grounds are equipped every year anew, transformed into a city within a city. In the pavilions of the fair, drink, sing and dance day and night.
In may, the festival of the virgin of rocío: traditional Andalucian procession, consisting of horsemen Continue reading