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 (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, Continue reading
During a tourist trip to Poland, you can meet. the culture of different parts of the globe. On numerous festivals, often with long traditions and high prestige, very willingly artists come from many countries – from the virtuosos of classical music, jazz musicians, masters of happening, the experimental theatre Directors to representatives of the exotic to European folklore. All are unanimous in stressing the exceptionally warm welcome and a very emotional reaction to the Polish public.
The Jewish culture festival in Krakow
Every year in June, the streets, squares and buildings of Krakow Kazimierz filled with a crowd of thousands of guests and participants of the Festival of Jewish culture. He gets every year for 12 years, and during this relatively short period it has managed to gain fame as one of the most interesting festivals in the world. Thousands of tourists come to Kazimierz from different countries of the world. The festival programme encompasses music, dance, cinema, theater, visual art, literature and workshops in singing and crafts. In addition, those interested can learn how to prepare dishes of the Jewish cuisine and to undergo a crash course of learning the languages Yiddish and Hebrew. Continue reading
Mardi Gras is famous Shrovetide carnival in New Orleans, Louisiana. The celebration begins on the 6th of January and is slowly gaining momentum, reaching its culmination in the day of Fat Tuesday. For those who do not know – it is translated from the French the name of the festival – Mardi Gras.
For New Orleans residents and tourists, who arrive in abundance in the city to enjoy the extravagant spectacle of the winter holiday, Mardi Gras is the numerous parades, processions with jazz bands, balls and contests that take place simultaneously in different places. Don’t want to get lost in all this diversity? Want to see the most interesting, the most important thing, the most beautiful? We will help tip.
So, if you decided to become a guest of the carnival (even in dreams). In this case, you should definitely visit several parades that are organized special carnival clubs – “krews”. “Krews” often called the parades in honor of mythological characters or gods (the most famous and large-scale is a hilarious name of Bacchus). The structure of the “krew” is a parody of monarchical device – there are King, Queen, Dukes, Knights and Captains. Become Continue reading