Venetian carnival parade costumes in Venice
The glorious city of Venice flourished in the mid-fifteenth century, long before there was the first Venetian carnival . as a member of the trade of the Hanseatic League. In…

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Taste the joy: the best food festivals in the world
  Last year in The New York Times gave the definition to the world's obsession with food, calling it a "food shock". Indeed, edible crazy our civilization: recipe books become…

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The Most unusual festivals in the world

 

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

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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The Best spring festivals

 

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