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World-famous festivals and carnivals

Even the people who showed absolute indifference to the dancing and music are not able to ignore the annual festivals that are held in India, Japan, Italy, Scotland and many other countries. After all, these events allow us to open up in new ways (including ourselves).

Dancing, merriment, lots of music and General madness are those adjectives that can accurately describe ancient Hindu festival, also known as the festival of colours, festival of lights in Japan, carnival in Italy, the Viking festival in Scotland…

Now let’s talk in more detail about each of these events and their characteristics.

India (ancient festival of colors). The unofficial name of this festival sounds like “Holi”. Many tourists tend to visit it, because it is considered the most ancient Hindu festival in which the locals get mysterious rituals commemorating the victory of the forces of good over the forces of evil. Usually the solemn part of the festival begins with the kindling of a fire, which later destroyed the evil. Only after that start the universal festivals and numerous leisure activities. The timing of this festival is invariably Continue reading

Autumn in Italy

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

Unusual holidays Spain

Spain is one of the most popular European countries among Russian tourists. This country boasts a mild climate, rich culture and resilient people. As in other countries, in Spain there are national holidays which are celebrated only in this country, or even in a particular city. Today I will talk about two of the most unusual, in my opinion, holidays Spain. This Fallas and La Tomatina.

Fallas is a celebration of spring in Valencia, which lasts from the beginning of March, and culminating in the night from 19 to 20 March. Naturally, the offensive is celebrated not only in Valencia, but also in Spain and even around the world. However, Fallas has a unique flavor that makes hundreds of thousands of people to flock to Valencia in mid-March. No wonder these days the city’s population is growing at two to three times .

Fallas something like Russian Shrovetide, because as the Russians, the Spaniards in the night from 19 to 20 March burn a huge doll. And Fallas begins on the first day of the first month of spring parade of pyrotechnics. Professional pyrotechnics several days in a row competing for the most spectacular Continue reading

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…

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February is the month of carnivals
Brazil In Rio de Janeiro and são Paulo, where the carnival is in the nature of competitions schools of Samba dance, the festival opens with a presentation of a symbolic…

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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…

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