How in the world there are Nations, there are so many cultures, traditions, celebrations… and more!
Special contribution to the cultural wealth of indigenous peoples make. And if you want an unforgettable experience, then you should visit some countries of the world in that moment, when they are interesting national holidays. And this feast of torches in Scotland, and the flower parade in Holland, and a procession of naked men in Japan, and Spanish Tomatina, and light show in Berlin, and many others.
Shetland Islands: holiday Aphellio
Celebrates the famous Scottish celebration aphellio on the last Tuesday of January in the town of Lerwick in the North of the Shetland Islands. This is the day that Vikings dressed participants with torches and resounding horns lead through the city’s 30-foot ship with a dragon on the nose for later burning it up on the beach.
The holiday is dedicated to the Vikings, who landed in the IX century on the Shetland Islands, near the coast of Scotland, and this was a significant event in the history of the Islands. Great fire festival is one of the most unique in the world.
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12 fabulous festivals, to visit one of them — it means to live a life in vain.
February 28, begins one of the most ambitious, elegant and fabulous festivals in the world — the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
Don’t have new photos, forcing eyes climb on a forehead from the beauty, we decided to recall how the Carnival in previous years. But at the same time — to enjoy scenes of the most exciting holidays of the world that trigger the desire at least once in your life go on one of them.
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro
The carnival in Rio — one of the most anticipated festivals in the world. This is a crazy cocktail of colours, costumes, music, dancers.
In fact, the Carnival in Rio — it is a parade of Samba schools, which is organized by the Ministry of tourism of the city, the League of Samba Schools and TV stations that broadcast the show.
Each school chooses a theme and prepares its moving platform, the costumes, the sets, the dancing, makes the presentation. At the end of the Carnival selects one school-the winner of which is awarded a cash prize. To study in this school is considered very prestigious Continue reading
CARNIVAL IN NICE
(17 February – March 4)
Carnival in nice is the main winter event on the French Riviera – one of the three largest and oldest in the world of carnivals.
It’s two weeks of concerts, day and night parades of giant puppets, flower battles, when from huge baskets on the heads of spectators spilling millions of roses, ciclamino, Mimosa, violets and carnations.
Day carnival procession
On the first day of the celebration participants and spectators meet His Majesty the Carnival, and in the evening choose the Queen of the feast.
The procession of dolls always headed by the King of carnival is the height of the six-storey building. It carry on the large platform on which dance and make faces smaller dolls. And after platform sailing smoothly all the king’s men – “four-story” mermaids “storey” knights “storey” Harry Potter “storey” Snow white. Crawling dragons the size of a locomotive, swans, fish, bats. A Grand procession consists of more than twenty colorful platforms, surrounded by hundreds of huge masks; the procession is accompanied by dancers and musicians.
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