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 key to the city to fictional character – big King Momo.
The famous sambodrome hosts concerts by the most famous Samba schools League, which ends with a parade of schools-winners, took the first 6 places.
In addition, during the carnival in the evening on the streets of major cities in the country under the drums are carnival performances by Amateur groups.
Unlike Rio de Janeiro and são Paulo, where the passage of costumed groups and allegorical platforms each school is evaluated by the judges, in other major cities of the country carnival is in the nature of the festivities.
According to statistics, every year in Rio de Janeiro for carnival arrives at least half a million tourists.
In February in Spain held a truly Rabelaisian Barcelona carnival, for which the Spaniards themselves have always been associated with luxury and gastronomic gluttony. One of the main events of the carnival is the competition cakes «tortillas” that the jury will evaluate not only the taste and filling, but also in appearance.
Participants can fill their bellies and other traditional dishes: Catalan sausage or spicy meat. The culmination of the festival – Continue reading
January 01 — January 15
Holiday mountain trout in the province of Hwacheon
In South Korea, every year in January begins the holiday mountain trout. Tens of thousands of ice fishing enthusiasts from across the country gather in the province of Hwacheon, to try their luck on the ice of lake Pareho. The highlight of the festival are competitions on fishing in the icy water with his bare hands.
Korean holiday Haborym
Holiday Haborym (Full moon festival) is celebrated on 15 th day of the 1st lunar month. Convol Aborym — a holiday traditionally celebrated throughout the village, on this day people wish each other to have passed their woes and failures in the New year, and that year was held in abundance.
The South Koreans have great respect to holidays and celebrate them with colorful and noisy. The world-this country is famous for its festivals, become a spectator and a participant which everybody throughout the year, with your eyes on seeing these bright, lively and amazingly beautiful celebrations of life.
New year Koreans celebrate twice: to go on the holiday of the New year of the solar calendar is celebrated here quite quietly and modestly, in a circle Continue reading