Unusual holidays and festivals in Spain
Many foreigners regard Spain as a country of eternal holiday, and it's hard to disagree. The Spaniards, being very cheerful, sociable and creative people came up with many unusual holidays…

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Where to go in September: 6 main festivals of the month
  September many call the best month for travel. At this time the weather is pleasant, but yesterday crowded areas are not so crowded. As an added bonus – low…

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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

Rio de Janeiro – the City of carnivals.

 

Rio de Janeiro will always remain for all the city of Samba. And every Friday evening in one of the neighborhoods you can watch the guitarist and the dancer. Café sparkle visitors. Rio will always remain the capital of excitation.

After rain washed out the entire city, all bridge road to black street quickly filled with the smell of passion. Clogged clubs people and she’s on stage. Teresa Cristina. It does not need to see, for the happiness of each visitor at least to listen to her voice and enjoy it.

Rio, the city where the poor get rich. Carnivals do with the city is really a part of the show.

Carnivals are always trained members of the Samba schools. The carnival itself is bright and colorful. In my ears resounds from music. In the eyes of the splash all the paint from dark to bright. The action that takes place on carnival platform can not fail to fascinate. Pours from the speakers Samba. Participating in the carnival burning dance Samba, smile, someone sings. Everyone knows that this action is waiting for all of Brazil.

For residents of Brazil, the carnival is not just a holiday. For them, the carnival has already become a cult. On the day of the carnival Continue reading

Carnival in Peru – and let the whole world wait

 

Boarding the bus in the Bolivian Copacabana, unreal and some sky-high road along the lake Titicaca, a couple of new stamps in the passport — and we actually, without knowing it, was in Peru in the town of Puno on the shores of the great lake… And then immediately started in surprise. First, the way our tuk tuk barred fun orchestra shining like a copper basin the peasants with no less radiant tubes. Then whizzed past a gaggle of girls in sparkling dresses with pisnicky crinolines. And then began the hour and a half looking for the hostel, most of which were fully occupied, and the remainder was worth a minimum of 120 salt (1,200 rubles) for a room that did not meet our idea of the prices in Peru… Perplexed, we asked someone what’s going on here? And then everything fell into place… We were in Peru at the most opportune time — in the midst of the popularly beloved annual Carnival. 😉

These days the city never sleeps, the music went, and dancing do not stop! In Puno attracts teams from all over Peru — each in their costumes, with its program and your mood!

First performances are held at the main stadium of the city — with a mandatory program, judges, assessments and other necessary attributes seriously-organized event. And after that team Continue reading