Festivals and competitions
Festival "chain" forum where leading writers, critics, publishers and fans of the genre fiction. The event has been held since 1981 and is the oldest in the country the festival…

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The Best spring festivals
  British newspaper the Independent named the 10 most interesting festivals taking place this spring. In the list of the best European events came and Dance Open – the ballet…

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The Most unusual festivals in the world

 

Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in the province of lop Buri. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents

The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) is an Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. Fire burn an effigy of Holika, throw the fruits seasonal harvest — grain, coconuts, etc. in the Morning people go to the street, and the fun begins all over each other colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.

Tomatina (Tomatina) in the village of buñol, famous “tomato battle”. This is one of the most popular holidays in Spain. Annually it is visited by about 36 thousand people. On special trucks to the site of the battle brought a “weapon” — about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are pretty simple — you can throw tomatoes at anyone, importantly, to avoid Continue reading

World Festival Miss Burlesque

World Festival Miss Burlesque

In last weekend was one of the brightest and most enchanting festivals of spring – World Festival Miss Burlesque 2015. The award is 4 year selects the reigning Queen of burlesque, which happily and proudly wears his pearly crown and the proud title throughout the year, and still gets a big cash prize. Girls from all over the world and, of course, from all corners of our vast country tend to get happy in a list of contestants to reach the final. And it is not surprising, because the burlesque festival in Russia one of the largest in the world after America and Australia. This year to assess the true beauty and grace karaoke “allure” has gathered about 200 people, so much room club was able to accommodate. Not even the vacant chair, and the lion’s share of the tickets was sold out two weeks before the Event. The success of the festival Valery Malinovska, longtime organizer of the festival, explains simply: “All that is beautiful, aesthetically pleasing, Flirty and partially bared – attracts attention”!

Particularly attracted the attention of the winner of the “World Festival Miss Burlesque 2015” – Esmeralda Del Dios from Lisbon . When transferring crown hall gave a standing ovation. Queen of the applause became Veronica Marconi from Kirov. Queen Traditions Kathryn Gander from Moscow. Miss Innovation – Alice Spiller (Moscow). Miss Burlesque Continue reading

Brazilian carnivals and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

 

May 28, 2012 Brazil is considered the country of carnivals, in many of its cities held their own carnivals, but one of the world’s best known and most spectacular is, of course, the carnival in Rio de Janeiro .

This Grand event is held in the month of February, but as it is, we learn from this article.

Brazilian carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) is an annual festival held in many cities of Brazil for 40 days before Easter, which marks the beginning of lent. During lent, Catholics abstain from all bodily pleasures. That is why the Brazilian carnival, as an act of farewell to the pleasures, held on the eve of lent.

There are several versions of the origin of the Brazilian carnival. One of them is that it is based on introduced in the 17th century by the Portuguese “Fun day” – a holiday, accompanied with singing and dancing, when it was decided to bullshit each other all sorts of ways, pour water, obidyatsya raw eggs and beans. Soon the fun was joined by black slaves brought to Brazil from Africa, bringing back the colorful customs from their homeland. By the 20th century Brazilian carnival has absorbed elements of carnivals in Italy and France. It was then that mask, fantastic Continue reading