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
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.
July: Continue reading
Traditionally, before strict fasting during the ten days before carnival in Italy bright and colorful cope lush Carnivals, which literally translated from Italian means – “farewell to meat” (ital. Carni, vale). The most famous carnival in Italy, and all over the world, the carnival in Venice. Separately the dates of Carnivals in 2010-2020 we already wrote here. now let us look more closely at the feast.
Each year the Carnival of Venice is held under a special motto or theme, around which is built the entire cultural program, although, of course, the program of events includes numerous traditional rituals followed during the large-scale stage action. After all, the main stage of the festival is the whole city, with its squares, streets, large and small channels, and, of course, theatres. For example, the main theme of the Venice carnival 2012 – “Life is theatre! All in masks”.
Carnival costumes in Venice
As we have noted, the Venetian carnival – one of the most famous and popular carnivals in the world. The first mention of the Carnival of Venice dates back to 1094-m year, and in 1296, Continue reading