Travel abroad — is not only a chance to relax, to see the local sights, but also a chance to get on a Grand, unusual and colorful festivals. Some of them are so unusual and unique that this show will not leave indifferent any single visitor such a wonderful event. Let us for a moment, immerse yourself in a little world of ugliness and fun.
1. Festival of crying children
Tight and huge Japanese men with loincloths always caused fear among ordinary citizens. Imagine what it’s like to have one-year-olds. not only see them, but are in their hands. It is a sad spectacle to see at the annual Japanese festival Konaki Sumo, whose main task — to make babies cry in the hands of a sumo wrestler. The baby who cries first, and will be the winner of the unusual competition. The slogan of the festival was an ancient Japanese wisdom that crying children grow faster.
2. Festival of drinking fish
Despite such a strange name, it should not be taken literally. The fact is that long ago, in Belgium, in the city of Geraardsbergen, celebrated the feast called Brakelines. It is dedicated to the siege of that city. In this day people give citizens 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
In a tiny Belgian town Kiewit, hidden in the outskirts of Hasselt, does not have its own airport. But this is a minor annoyance – not a hindrance for hundreds of thousands of music fans flocking to the annual Pukkelpop. A Grand open air, with its roots back in 1985, was created on the initiative of the youth organisation Humanistic Youth of Leopoldsburg.
In just a few years guys, hardly naskrebla money to a number of avant-garde artist Anne Clark, became millionaires, and organized their holiday music is one of the most famous in Europe. Pukkelpop specializing in alternative compositions, lasts three days in August and attracts more than 150 thousand listeners. Despite two consecutive years of tent city were the victim of ruthless elements, the interest in the celebration of music is not quenched. This year eight of its scenes were Ella Eyre, Calvin Harris and GTA, and the next festival, scheduled for 20-22 August 2015, promises to please the melodies Sweethead, Glass Animals and The Neighbourhood.
Sensation, The Netherlands
“The most important dance music event on the planet” – describe Sensation connoisseurs of electronic music. Continue reading