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Festivals and shopping in Kashmir

 

The most colorful festivals in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are in Ladakh. If you get the chance, you must visit the Tibetan mysteries – dancing in masks (Mask Dance), which are held in Buddhist monasteries on the territory of Ladakh.

In Ladakh are many Buddhist festivals almost every month during the year. Here is the list:

Different times: GU-STO p – a celebration of the victory of good over evil, the mask dances in the monasteries Tiksi (October-November), Spituk monastery (January) and Karsha (Zanskar, July).

January/February: Loan – Tibetan new year celebrations in the homes of Tibetans in monasteries and for 15 days.

February: Domace – Buddhist new year, celebration in Lech, Lemire and Dickite. The mask dances, the burning of effigies of evil spirits.

February-March: Guru TSE-Chu – dancing in masks, the Oracle predicts the future in the monastery of Stoke gompa.

February-March: Matho-Narang – Oracle in the monastery of Macho predict the future, perform acrobatic stunts with tied eyes, etc.

June-July: TSE-Chu, a three – day festival is the masked dance in the Hemis monastery in honor of the birthday of Guru Padmasambhava.

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Where to go in February: the best carnivals and festivals in the world

 

If you’re not rested and walk up in the new year and Christmas holidays, perhaps you should remember that in the last winter month around the world are stunningly beautiful carnivals 😉

Tenerife, Spain

When: from 8 to 22 February 2015, parade Askew (Gran Coso) — 17 February.

Its scale and beauty of this festival received the title of the largest in Europe and worldwide, ranking second after the Brazilian carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Carnival processions marching across the island, but the most striking sight you will see on the streets of Santa Cruz, the capital of carnival.

You will see bright and unusual costumes, which correspond to the declared theme of the carnival. You will participate in the selection of the Queen, because here the most beautiful, charming and strong girl. After all, weigh some costumes a few tens of pounds!

Around the Queen of carnival, as a peculiar character, are entire of the action. The peak of the holiday is Cavalcade (the Parade) is a majestic hours-long costume parade. It is accompanied by fireworks, the roar of firecrackers and fireworks, and dancing until morning. Takes the action almost the entire population of the island. In 1987, the carnival in Tenerife was listed in the “Guinness Book of world records” as the carnival, where all night Continue reading

Venice carnival goes

 

From the 6th to the 16th of February in Venice is the most famous carnival in Europe. At least so say the residents of the city, dotted with canals. Ten days on the streets of Venice are crowded from animated characters of Commedia Dell’arte, Pierrot, Pantaloon, Columbine, and harlequin and people in masks, a huge number of options which are available to buy or rent immediately.

From the 6th to the 16th of February in Venice is the most famous carnival in Europe. At least so say the residents of the city, dotted with canals. Ten days on the streets of Venice are crowded from animated characters of Commedia Dell’arte, Pierrot, Pantaloon, Columbine, and harlequin and people in masks, a huge number of options which are available to buy or rent immediately.

The current carnival is based on “Six senses” (the same areas in the city) -concept, coined by the artist Marco Balik. Among its findings, “the Carnival in the dark” – program for the blind.

In the program of the festival numerous parades and themed parades and masquerades, entrance fees are in the hundreds of dollars.

A major influx of visitors and local fans to dress in ancient costumes, as always, will take the main city square of San Marco. Her ensembles perform medieval music, acrobats Continue reading