Summer festivals is an important event in the cultural life of France
  Theatre, dance, music. Summer is the perfect time to participate in cultural events and numerous festivals taking place throughout France. After "Cherbourg spring" and the festival "Night of Fourviere",…

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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…

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10 most bizarre festivals

 

Every year thousands of people gather to take part and look at really unusual festivals. The roots of many of these celebrations have deep roots embedded in the old days, but some still young. Although all the festivals are completely different, one thing they have in common: the singularity.

Tomatina

On the last Wednesday of August in the Spanish town of buñol going 9000 local and 20000-40000 visitors to throw at each other with tomatoes in honor of the virgin Mary and St. Louis Bertrand, the patron Saint of the city. This tradition has existed since 1940 gg, although under the rule of Franco was suspended. According to the rules of the festival begins only after someone climb up on a wooden pole with a height of 2 floors, pre-lubricated with soap. At the top of the post daredevil expects pork ham (jamon). Then begins firing on the participants from their water cannons, and on the streets emit 100 tons of tomatoes. Women dressed in white, and the men no shirt. After the battle, the walls of the surrounding houses become red and tomato goo on the pavement reaches the ankles.

Cheese slalom

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Religious festivals and ceremonies of the peoples of the world

 

 

An ancient legend says: “the events of the Nativity of the blessed virgin Mary occurred in the small town of Nazareth, where Her elderly parents. Joachim and Anna were very kind, modest, elderly people that could be held in high esteem in people, if they had children. The absence of children was considered in Israel great misfortune.

Old people used to ridicule and found comfort in the Church. But one day on the feast of Joachim was not allowed to go to the altar. Grief, shame, resentment, he went into a desert place. Poor Anna all blamed herself. Cried, prayed and promised that if the miracle happens, she would dedicate the child to God.

According to ancient legend, Joachim in the desert, and Anna in the upper room, received from an angel the glad tidings that Continue reading

8 the most fun festivals in the world

 

1.La Tomatina

What: Now no longer just can not answer, how it all began: with the hassle between merchants, with jokes, with the brawl… But, nevertheless, since 1945, when the Spaniards in the town of Buñol began to pelt each other with tomatoes, tomato battle has turned into a tradition. Now, every August, the small town is undergoing an invasion by about 30 thousand people willing to postaratsa food. All the walls around it is painted red, and tomato pulp on the ground reaches up to the ankles.

Where: Spain, Valencia County, city of buñol

When: last Wednesday In August

What to bring: Minimum of clothing and protection on the eye: tomato juice is plucked!

2. Full Moon Party

What: According to one legend, the Full moon Party started with a birthday party in the 80s. Travelers who like to have fun on the beautiful beach under the light of the full moon, decided to come back here again and again.

Years later hippie party grew into a monthly festival on 20 thousand people. Every full moon beach, Haad Rin beach on the Thai island Phangan becomes a platform for multiple dance floors and bars for enjoying life youth from around the world. Veterans say that with the growing popularity Continue reading

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