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.
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.
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
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