festivals

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

Festivals and celebrations in Hong Kong

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 Kong — this is not only a modern city with a palisade of skyscrapers and attractions for every taste. The most surprising — it’s how the locals follow the traditions, respect and love their culture. You will see this if you visit it during one of the traditional holidays or festivals.

Folk festivals in the period of Chinese new year — this, of course, the main event of the year, but the holiday calendar is not limited to a single holiday, Hong Kong is a year-round color and fun. In may and June there will be several festivals that are of interest to tourists.

Hong Kong holidays are tied to the Lunar calendar, therefore it is relatively familiar to us Gregorian they change every year.

In may pass directly 3 festival devoted to important to the people of Hong Kong religious holidays.

11 may in Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of the sea goddess tin Hau — patroness of seafarers and fishermen. The life and prosperity of Hong Kong is inextricably linked with the sea, so the locals refer to this Continue reading

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