Summer time is the charm, filled with ice cream and picnics, swimming in the pools and festivities at the festivals that will be even bigger and more luxurious this year than ever before. The most famous musical performers and pop stars such as U2, Green Day and Norah Jones, are planning to ignite the crowd at festivals in Chicago. Tennessee, Washington and the UK. Apart from music, You expect the competition at the semi-wild horses, view, cowboys, air shows with so many aircraft that vertigo will be guaranteed, and demonstration of a variety of art forms, which You have never seen. Fill up a backpack with the necessary provisions on the shoulder, grab a bottle of water and go out for an adventure that You have in store for the organizers of the best summer festivals in the world.
Statue at burning man in black Rock city, Nevada
Every year in late August – early September, tens of thousands of people gather in the desert of black Rock, to build an experimental city: the theme is set in advance (for 2010 the theme will be the metropolis), no one sets the rules, deadlines or the end of the project all goes on. Being polupodvizhnym, polyamidoamine the festival, the organizer Larry Harvey, was the start of “Burning Man” in 1986 in San Francisco. when on one of its beaches he urged others to “keep yourself alive” after death. Habitat Continue reading
We all love holidays. Traditional holidays in Russia is New year, Christmas, February 23, March 8, may 9 and others. But for anybody a secret that every country has their own national holidays and festivals. And many of them are of particular interest due to its uniqueness and exclusivity.
In January, for example, in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro celebrate with an interesting name Tutsindan . (“Tuchin day” or “Fat day”).
This holiday is traditionally enjoyed children: they should not be punished, otherwise, according to legend, they will be naughty all year.
In Sweden in January to celebrate St. Knut’s Day (Tjugondag Knut).
On this day, discarded Christmas trees, and some districts are doing a Scarecrow, dressed him in rags and put near the door of a neighbor. The challenge caught the Scarecrow in “the embrace” – find prankster or throw it to another neighbor, so as not to cause people laugh the next morning.
There are traditional festivals, dressing up in medieval (and other) characters.
In Scotland there is the annual festival of Fire . when residents make a model Viking ship (with the dragon on the nose), they themselves are dressed as Vikings carry the ship to the sea, and then throw it about 1000 torches, thereby burning his huge wooden creation.
In Czech Republic there are five-petalled Continue reading
Malta is preparing for the carnival all year, is an event to look forward to and adults and children! Carnival in Malta — it’s hours of dance competitions, parades of dancers through the narrow streets of the capital Valletta. thematic platforms and dolls from papier-mache, good music, smiles and laughter.
Traditional Maltese carts-carrotine (Karrozzin), drawn by elegant horses, and he steers continuously many tourists in the midst of riotous fun; marching bands, performances on the streets and the sea of traditional sweets.
And most importantly — the participants of the carnival — children and adults — in a variety of costumes that follow the processions, creating a unique atmosphere of fun and joy.
Proudly March through the ancient streets of Valletta kids dressed as princes and princesses. From strollers look out clonate and striped bees. Traditional carnival cakes with cream and almonds tucking in all the corners of crocodiles and turtles, ladies and cowboys. And a special carnival candy — Perlini, sold everywhere, I’m not even ghosts and pirates.
In the evenings the square in Valletta is filled with vampires, and and graphs by Dracul, pirates and cowboys. The action goes into the hands of youth, who are constantly having fun until the morning. Valletta Continue reading
Half of the summer is behind us, but this year something like warm time of the year will never end. And may be it is not necessary to adjust the fall, because after a harsh winter, nature provides us with the opportunity to enjoy these hot and Sunny days. So let’s think positively, enjoy the warmth, but also to plan a vacation where in such a short period of time you can live a full life. That way at least people have a rest,
visit gorgeous colorful festivals this year. Some of them we want to tell You today.
Many travelers know how great it is to get into the country at precisely the time when it is preparing for the holiday. Tourists automatically imbued with the spirit of the occasion, and get a lot of pleasure, by taking part in the festival. And even if You haven’t managed to visit a colorful event, do not worry, we will tell You about everything in detail.
The mud festival in taisen-ri
On July 17, the South Korean town, opened the annual Boryeong mud festival. It will run until July 25, and these days anyone can put that in the mud on the ears.
The Committee on the organization of the festival has decided to postpone its opening from the second Saturday of July, the third in order to avoid the peak of the rainy season and the venue Continue reading
“There Dolgans use this custom…”
Known Dolgan poetess of Okdo Aksenova belong to the following lines: “There are Dolgans use the custom to share the first prey. Remember, boy!” In former times the Dolgans always gave part of the wild reindeer meat and fish relatives and neighbors. But the furs section were not subject. She was valuable. goods, in exchange for which the visiting traders could get guns, gunpowder, tea, flour, sugar.
Trap foxes in Siberia and in the far North they are often called “jaws” was the personal property of each hunter. Check out to pasture and pick up trapped animals in them those only, to whom these traps belonged. There was another important rule related to Arctic Fox hunting. If you have decided to set their traps to the South of those that put another hunter, you don’t need his permission. But if you want to put North of the mouth of other people’s traps, it is necessary to obtain the consent of their owner. Why is there such a custom? Everything is explained very simply: the foxes come to the land of Dolgans from the North, and therefore the hunter, whose traps are to the North, has a greater chance of success.
Little lady of the big plague
The Dolgans until the nineteenth century retained the remnants Continue reading