The feast of the icon of the Mother of God
  For centuries in Russia, the image of the virgin is considered one of the most revered icon, which has great power – cures blindness, and also saves you from…

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The History of carnivals
  Few people know the history of the Venetian carnival . but carnivals in their current form arose in medieval Venice and out of her gradually already spreading to other…

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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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Carnival of Venice: history and traditions of the most famous holiday in Italy

 

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

Festival of brides in Novosibirsk

 

Air, flowing dress; soft hands, smiling faces, the glitter of happiness in the eyes of friends; excitement; dizzy from the rush of feelings of immense joy; the desire to embrace the whole world… And the particle of a loved one in your heart…

Wedding is one of the most important events in life, to which you want to return again and again in flashbacks. And the most beautiful brides of the outgoing year. In 2007 Novosibirsk will become one of the capitals of the First all-Russian festival of brides. The qualifying round will be held in our city on Valentine’s Day — February 14.

The idea of “all-Russian festival of brides” was born in Tyumen, the author of the project — Viktoria Zhdanova. At first he was held in the format of the annual city festival (since 2001). In March 2006 he received the national status: it was decided to run the final qualifying event on February 14 in the largest cities of Russia. The festival has already started in Tyumen, Ufa, Nizhny Novgorod, Smolensk, Tver, Tolyatti, Ulyanovsk, Perm, Novosibirsk.

Festival Brides is an open contest in which you can participate any woman. No special requirements for appearance and social status there. First, the girl must be of age. Secondly, the marriage must be registered in the current year up to 31 December. Allowed and participation of the contestants who remarriages.

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