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
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