5 of the most famous carnivals in the world
  Carnival culture – a mixture of dance, song and costume ideas, which have their roots in Medieval times. People always wanted to feel freedom and independence from their jobs,…

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The Most unusual holidays
  The Time magazine presented a series of photographs entitled The World's Wackiest Holidays, devoted to the most unusual holidays and festivals from different corners of our planet. Monkey Banquet…

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Holidays and festivals in Thailand

 

In Thailand is the huge number of holidays is a tradition that everything here carefully observe and honor. Also festivals: some very fun and colorful, other – formal and majestic. But, whatever the festival, or holiday, in any case, having been on it, you get a lot of positive, memorable experiences. Will tell you about some holidays and festivals.

National holiday Makha Puja Thais celebrate when there’s a full moon in the third lunar month. Usually this holiday is celebrated in late February or early March. This holiday is connected with the events in Buddha’s life – in that day 1250 followers of the Buddha, not saying a word, came to him from different parts of the country to hear him preach. This day considers public holiday throughout the country. Thais should be sure to make this day any honest work. And after sunset, Thai people come to churches with candles and flowers to honor the memory of the Buddha and his followers.

Very popular fishing in Phuket – addictive and amazing pastime, when hundreds of anglers competing for the biggest caught the trophy.

Festival of flowers. Every year during the second week of February from Friday to Sunday in Thailand is a festival of colors. Continue reading

Czech Republic

 

the “Prague spring”, “the Smetana litomyšl”, “Hukvaldy Janacek”, international music festival in český Krumlov international organ festival in Olomouc or “strings of autumn” – this is only the most significant music festivals in the Czech Republic. In addition to them annually a number of other traditional music events. And each of them has its own unique atmosphere.

the “Prague spring” is an integral part of national culture

International music festival “Prague spring” will be held this year on may 12 – 2 June. His concerts will be held at the prestigious state rooms, exclusive and unusual places of Prague. It will be attended by prominent Czech and foreign musicians. At the solemn opening ceremony will feature, as always, symphonic poem, B. Sour cream “My home”, this time performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

The second oldest, yet forever young festival «Smetana Litomysl”

The second oldest music festival in the Czech Republic is an international Opera festival «Smetana Litomysl”, which is held annually in the homeland of classic Czech music composer bedřich Smetana. The program consists primarily of the Opera, operas in concert performance and gala concerts, oratorios, cantatas and song Continue reading

Unusual holidays around the world

In a beautiful small town, located near Gloucester, on the last Monday of may races are held with a rolling cheese. According to the rules of the competition round head cheese starts down the slope, after which the participants begin his persecution. The winner is the first to catch up and grab “runaway” cheese. Wounds and injuries, sometimes very serious, in cheese the run are common, so at the foot of the hill definitely on duty doctors.

4. Summer solstice (Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK)

The solstice is not rare and is celebrated in the cultures of many peoples of the world, but in the UK it was special since 2000, when the authorities allowed everyone to spend the night on 21 June among a huge mythical relic of the stones and even touch them (in the rest of the year it is forbidden). The action is complemented by a rumble of drums that fades with the coming of dawn.

5. A celebration of people-birds (the city of Bognor, UK)

An unusual event takes place in July, is celebrated for a long time and is the ancestor of many similar competitions around the world. Contestants run on a wide platform built above the sea surface, and jump. Task “of a bird-man” is to fly as far as possible, using self-made wings.

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