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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Finns are favorite of women at the hands not only on the wedding day, but during this festival. Locals say that the idea of the festival is rooted in the tradition of stealing wives. Championship takes place July 4 in the town of Sonkajarvi.
Participants must cover the distance of 250 meters steeplechase. If the wife is 49 pounds lighter, that men be given extra weighting. The championship is fun, but injuries and abrasions participants also occur regularly.
La Tomatina, Spain
Footage and photos from this fun-filled holiday can often be seen. The battle of ripe tomatoes is happening in the last week of August in the town of Buñol. Part in the battle and take locals and tourists in large numbers gather for a holiday in Spain. The rules are very simple: they can throw at each other only ripe tomatoes and any other items that you cannot tear the clothes on the opponents or otherwise use physical force, it is impossible to prevent trucks moving “ammunition”.
The battle lasts for 2 hours, after which they can take a shower in a specially built shower.
Championship diving into the swamp, UK
Because Wales is rich in marshland, the residents decided to organize a championship narinig in the swamp. Continue reading
British newspaper the Independent named the 10 most interesting festivals taking place this spring. In the list of the best European events came and Dance Open – the ballet festival in St. Petersburg. We allowed ourselves to add to the list The Independent several noteworthy festivals of spring 2011.
A list of The Independent opens taking place on March 13 in Germany, the festival of the Sheet . dedicated to the bicentennial of the composer. Main events will be held in three German länder, which are associated with the fate and life of the composer: Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia.
In Bayreuth planned over 150 events . in the cities of Thuringia, mainly in Weimar, – about 200 concerts, exhibitions and seminars will be held in Dresden concerts in the Frauenkirche and the Philharmonic .
In Budapest from 18 March to 3 April, will be an annual Spring arts festival . Expected by the music of the 1920s–1930s years Max Raabe, guitarist Pepe Romero, “Havana” – the premiere performance of the Budapest Thalia theatre, directed by mate Szabo, Prague chamber orchestra, “the Vienna Symphony composers”, “the Camerata Salzburg”, orchestras Anima Musicae, Ars Longa, etc. In the Ethnographic Museum will host the exhibition “Franz Liszt and Gypsy Continue reading