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Food festivals of Italy.

Here for twelve years manufacturers of the most famous hams in the world is annually organized festival in honor of his favorite, prosciutto di Parma . No joke, it involves 164 manufacturer and over 5000 captive breeding of pigs strictly certain breeds!

The festival program includes exhibitions, concerts, performances and gastronomic tastings, but the main event remains an open Day . when producers open their doors of their factories and invite everyone on the tour. During the festival that happens every weekend: visitors can visit the production workshops, to learn all the secrets of curing and aging real prosciutto di Parma and try to manually sliced ham.

After walking through the exhibition you must visit the Museum of Parma ham . in the near vicinity. There you can not only marvel at how many types of sausages and hams produced in this region, but also to participate in the tasting of prosciutto in combination with the most suitable to her wines carefully selected by the best sommeliers.

In the evening many restaurants and trattorias offer special dinners based on local products. And ka’s parents for a walk Continue reading

Carnival in Germany or the Germans lit!

You especially don’t be surprised if one morning he woke up and out on the street, everywhere you will meet people in fancy dress, singing some strange song. Surely you will get a feeling that the whole world has gone mad. Only yesterday everything was OK, and now your Professor from the University wearing a clown nose, and classmate actually dressed up as a pirate or even a rabbit. Tranquillity, only tranquillity, my friend. Welcome to the carnival!

In February, in the Catholic regions of Germany carnival. In different regions of Germany it is called differently. In some parts of Bavaria and Thuringia, it is called phasing (Fasching) or fastnacht (Fastnacht), in the Rhineland and Westphalia — carnival (Karneval). However, it is not celebrated in all of Germany. He was especially popular on the banks of the Rhine. Well known carnivals held in düsseldorf, Cologne and Mainz.

This is a very old holiday. It is even called the fifth season. Preparations for the carnival, believe it or not, begins in November! On 11 November, 11 hours and 11 minutes – a magical time. From this moment all over the country held the first meetings of activists of the carnival and officially announced its beginning.

Carnival festivities begin on Thursday, known as Weiberfastnacht (women’s carnival). This Continue reading

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, hear and taste all that our country is rich? We will talk about the best of them.

“Legends Of Tamany”

In early September, in the Krasnodar region on the Azov sea coast, kicks off the festival of Cossack culture. More than two hundred years ago in this place landed black sea Cossacks settlers, who arrived to master the fertile lands of the Kuban, and today it houses the ethnographic Museum under the open sky “Ataman”, which is a recreated Cossack stanitsa of late XIX – early XX centuries. For several days during the festival Cossacks demonstrate the art of riding, showing dancing skills, singing old Cossack songs. An unforgettable sight – a horse-racing festival with trick riding and traditional cutting the vine. The program of the festival also includes folk festival “Green Apple”, the agricultural exhibition, master-classes of folk arts and crafts of the South of Russia.

“Siberian carnival”

Every year on the last day of carnival, the day before lent, in the village Suhobuzimskoe 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…

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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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Kharkov brought "Holy Bread"
The song and dance ensemble "syzirya" Lozova College of culture and arts, Kharkiv region took part in the VIII International festival of Slavic culture "Hammersky autumn" . who 17-19 September…

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