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Festival de La mercè

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

Festival “Golden autumn”

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

Unusual holidays of the peoples of the world

People who are unfamiliar with other cultures might perceive the holidays as a little eccentric and unusual, because of their traditions all have long been accustomed. This article describes some of the holidays of different Nations, which for them is as common as your for you.

1. “Midsummer” – residents Slavic countries celebrate this day for many centuries, but foreigners perceive it as unusual. The festival falls on the night of the summer solstice – the shortest of the year. On Midsummer fires are burning everywhere, through which according to the custom of jumping the youth, singing, a variety of games and constant scrying rituals. The holiday is dedicated to the light, the sun and all living things: “On Midsummer dew medicinal, medicinal herb, and water purification”.

2. “Festival of the pigs” – annual gala in Malolos, in the Philippines. On this day, all pigs city primping: the females wear fancy dresses, romanet cheeks and finger paint, and the boys dress up in costumes sailors, overalls or clown clothes. Thus the townspeople revere pigs, as this area is the main supplier of pork in the country.

3. Groundhog day – is celebrated fevralya in America and Canada. For the Groundhog on this day is special Continue reading

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