New year's performances of the world
The new year is not far off. Will soon begin to beat the chimes, to shoot the cork of champagne, firing fireworks. It is our tradition. But how to celebrate the New year in other…

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The habits and Customs of peoples of the North
"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…

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Festivals in Germany
In December and November in the streets of Germany, there are numerous Christmas markets, no matter in which city of Germany you are in. Christmas markets in every city. The most famous Christmas market is…

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Carnival in German!

Germany, of course, not Brazil, but there is a Carnival. In different parts of Germany it is nazvanie Karneval, Fasching or Fastnacht.

Faxing not a public holiday, but don’t underestimate its value. It is no wonder that it is even called “the fifth season”!

This is the time when you gloves, dressing up in costumes, it is not forbidden to have a good drink and just have some fun.

Carnival – it is an opportunity “to select” before the beginning of the Christian Easter Lent, which begins at “ash Wednesday” ( Aschermittwoch –  18 February) and ends on Holy Friday ( Karfreitag — April 3).

The word ” Carnival ” comes from the Latin ” carne levare ” and means “good-bye, meat,” indeed, in the period of lent to eat meat eating is prohibited, and before him – can. The word Fastnacht Fasching and means “the eve of lent.”

However, it is believed that originally the custom of celebrating carnivals – pagan tradition, whose main value was the farewell to winter and welcoming of spring (German Fishing – is analogous to our carnival). The Church is not particularly Continue reading

Brazil: a land of carnivals

Carnival in Rio — one of the craziest festivals in the world. He staggers a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors, crazy looseness and flexibility of Nude dancers, and the heart makes a beat in the rhythm of the passionate Samba.

The carnival is endless music, fantastic costumes, the joy of transformation, the release of adrenaline in the blood, getting rid of complexes. For Brazil is the law under which he lives, the whole country, and for Brazilians, is a way of life. The festivities of the carnival captures all of Brazil.

The carnival begins in the town of Olinda, where the parade is the oldest dance school “virgins”. This 250 men dressed in women’s dress. Their performance is 10 hours nonstop. And yet the main event of the carnival parade of Samba schools in Rio.

Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1502 by the Portuguese and named the “River of January”. Today Brazilians call their beloved city “cidade maravilhosa”, which means “magic city”. Believe me, they have a reason. During 4 centuries Rio was and remains the capital of beauty and tourism of South America and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is a saying that, creating this city, the Lord outdid himself. And Christ, a huge Continue reading

The Best summer festivals in the world

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