For those who love winter, it is not difficult to organize a festival for the millions of visitors per month to build an entire city made of snow and ice. The collection includes three Paradise for lovers of winter.
First snow festival in Sapporo Japanese was held in 1950, and the story of its creation is very romantic. Tell that students are simply sculpted animals out of the snow and passers-by liked it so much that the idea of turning children’s art into a citywide celebration. Two decades it was an event at a local scale, but the Winter Olympics of 1972 brought the festival to the world level, and in 1974 in Sapporo hosted the first international competition to create pieces of snow and ice.
Each year the festival has expanded. Now it lasts exactly one week in early February and distributed in three areas of the city (Odori Park, the stadium Tsutomu, quarter Susukino). However, for participants, the work begins much earlier: teams arrive in Sapporo almost a month to create their works, and delivered to the city a huge amount of snow on five-ton trucks. To create these massive pieces of wooden frame is created, there is filled with snow, and then the sculptors begin Continue reading
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
The richness and antiquity of traditional Spanish culture, the diversity of its origins have defined the beauty and originality of the holidays celebrated annually in the villages and cities of Spain. About 200 of holidays and festivals have tourist value, and some of them are popular all over the world.
In February all over Spain celebrate carnival. It is especially interesting in Cadiz and Tenerife, where the music, the fun and the abundance of colors and flowers completely change the daily life of these cities.
– In March in Valencia organizes “Fallas”: all over the city huge sculptures are placed differently, depicting famous in the city. on March 19, the sculptures are burned in the presence of an enthusiastic crowd.
– Holy week – spring festival with lots of processions, traditional and colorful religious processions. The most original and significant of them are held in Castilla (Valladolid, Cuenca and Zamora) and in Andalusia (Seville and Malaga).
– Opens in April fair in Seville. The fair grounds are equipped every year anew, transformed into a city within a city. In the pavilions of the fair, drink, sing and dance day and night.
In may, the festival of the virgin of rocío: traditional Andalucian procession, consisting of horsemen Continue reading