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october

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

Fall festival “Gulliver”

 

The performances are loved by the Kurgan puppet theatre “Gulliver” in the first season the audience will see the Far East and Siberia. The actors gathered puppets and decorations, Packed suitcases and went on a tour with the latest and most high-profile premiere of the theater.

In Kurgan doors to the public “Gulliver” will open soon: the 71st season will begin on October 25. On 25 and 26 October the Kurgan will feature two premieres — “the Actress” and “Tales of my grandmother.” The delay in a long-awaited meeting of talents and fans has objective reasons: with the end of the theatrical season this spring, “Gulliver” suffered a great loss in creative frames — for family reasons in Moscow moved actor and Director Alexey Gosuk and his wife, actress Irina Timofeeva. Left the troupe and a young, talented Nikolai Fomin. Because of what the theatre had difficulties with putting actors to play roles, to the same scene master new sound designer and illuminator.

Yet these changes do not interfere with “gullivera” with optimism to the future of the theatre, especially because it starts with a long and happy road.

Now Gulliver is located in Irkutsk, where from 4 to 10 October goes mobile festival “the Ark”, where the Kurgan puppeteers Continue reading