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
Of course, the greatest carnival show in the world held in Brazil. The tradition of street carnivals were brought to Brazil by immigrants from the Portuguese Islands. Festival ”entrudo” was like then on street carnage, weapons which served as raw eggs or filled with flour or plaster egg shells, and starch crackers, wax balls with fragrant water. With Windows on the heads of passers-by all baskets emptied the corn and beans. Later, the Brazilians took over from enlightened Europe fancy items in a noisy procession of steel ”wedge” units drummers. But the truly national character of the local carnivals gave Samba dancers. And over the last several decades, the climax of the festival are the parades of Samba, which involved the best dance force.
Especially for this parade in Rio de Janeiro built Sambadrome, Avenue 700 meters long, built by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Nimara. Rostrum Sambadrome can accommodate more than 70 thousand people, of which 40 thousand seats equipped with tables and bars. For visitors is the ninth sector, the seats are numbered and reserved in advance.
Fourteen dance schools ”League” are two nights. Schools are ”workshops” of the carnival, during the year, prepare a fabulous performance, write him a script, music and lyrics. Spectacle becomes enchanting. Continue reading
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