Every year, in the last days of September, Barcelona hosts the largest street festival, the main Fiesta of the Catalan capital, the festival of La mercè . For several days the city is immersed in the madness, saying goodbye to hot Sunny days and autumn meeting.
Holiday, like all the main festivities of Spain, dedicated to the patron Saint of Catalonia, the Holy mother of God (Virgen de la Merce). The tradition of the festival traces its roots to the early 20th century: the official celebration of La mercè festival was the first time in 1902.
If you are lucky enough to be in Barcelona or in one of the resort towns around it in the period from 22 to 25 September 2011, then consider yourself lucky. It’s a great opportunity to learn what is a real southern Fiesta. There is everything: musical performances, and a fantastic fireworks, sports competitions, and unusual show, and, of course, lots of wine, sangria and cava.
Officially the day of the Holy mother of God falls on 24 September, in fact, the celebrations go on throughout the week. This year, the festival officially opens on September 22 and will last until Sunday, 25.
Among the most interesting entertainment that is worth to see – of course, the famous “Castells”, or tower, built Continue reading
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
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