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
Jeremy hunter has devoted 35 years of his life to photographing ancient magic rituals and festivals in sixty countries. We offer to your attention a small selection of his photographs from the project “Celebrate all year round”.
1. For centuries the peoples of the highland districts of Papua New Guinea fought for land, women and pigs. Witchcraft and the calling of spirits was considered a good weapon to repel the attacks of the invaders, members of clans have coated your own body figures out of clay and created a scary mask. It was part of a psychological attack against the invasion of their territory by other clans. Pictured is a resident of the village in the valley of Vanghi, near the town of mount Hagen.
2. Group dancing and singing is one of the rituals of clans in Papua New Guinea, with which the members of the community Express their unity and solidarity. The photograph is of the faithful dance of the snake, executable by the clan Apenda, Leh, near Morobe.
3. In the period from September to November 18-day Burmese festival Fung Dau, passing on Inle Continue reading
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.
Japan: a celebration Continue reading