Autumn in Thailand is marked by celebrations, however, as any other time of the year in the Kingdom. Here-here should begin the spectacular Festival of Vegetarians and then a beautiful and romantic Loy Krathong. But before we celebrate the Moon Cake Festival or Mid-Autumn, my favorite holiday of lovers. In large shopping centers have special baked moon cakes (and do they sell them year-round). And even in every 7-11 S&P managed to deliver a batch of moon pies.
Mid-Autumn festival is celebrated most widely in China. But as in Thailand, a large percentage of Chinese and Thais of Chinese origin, this tradition spread to the Kingdom. The festival begins on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and marks the autumnal equinox and the end of harvest. But to sell and fun to absorb moon pies and cakes begin three weeks before the celebration. In my opinion, this holiday is not that much to harvest, how much to the philosophical perception of the unity of man with nature, to achieve perfect harmony that major canons of Taoism.
The Moon Cake festival celebration is named for the tradition to prepare special sweet cakes in the shape of a full moon from sesame seeds, Lotus and duck eggs. Nobody knows where this tradition, but in the XIV century, moon cakes have 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
Of course, the most striking event of this spring in Ivano-Frankivsk can be called the three-day festival “holiday of the blacksmiths”, about forging a Grand event firsthand reports the portal “Our City — the Park building with repair” .
This year we were visited more than three hundred blacksmiths from 23 countries around the world. Some of them came to the festival for the first time, and some — already regular guests. For example, world-blacksmith from Israel URI hofi of came to us for the second time. Interesting the wizard that he is originally from Ivano-Frankivsk, where he was born and lived until I was four. During the war, URI lost his family here, and he was removed from Ukraine. Difficult military imprint in the memory kept him from visiting his homeland. However, after visiting the festival last year, the Hof was amazed by the hospitality of Ivano-Frankivsk, and became a constant participant of our holiday.
Despite the capricious rain, the area was never empty: hundreds of Ivano-frankovets Kuznetsov was surrounded on all sides, to at least have a little look at this great job — the blacksmith’s art. Special attention was attracted by a master class of the school Continue reading