Cyprus inform - Festivals in Cyprus in September
  September in Cyprus is the period of harvest. But it is time to "harvest" festivals. If you arrive on the island in September, be sure to take part in…

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Differences terms: holiday, festival, carnival
  Should distinguish between the concepts of the holiday celebration, festival, carnival. Usually in the minds of people these terms are often confused due to the fact that they are…

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Cyprus inform – Festivals in Cyprus in September

 

September in Cyprus is the period of harvest. But it is time to “harvest” festivals. If you arrive on the island in September, be sure to take part in one of the many fun-filled activities . you can celebrate with the inhabitants of the island. After all Cypriots, like no other, able to enjoy life, despite all the crises and hardships.

The wine festival in Limassol

The most famous wine festival 2014 takes place from 28 August to 7 September. During this period, every evening, starting at 7 o’clock, at the Municipal Park of Limassol festive events dedicated to winemaking. Large winemakers bring their products for tasting . and festival guests have the opportunity not only to participate in the traditional pressure of the grapes with their feet, but also to listen to songs, watch performances of creative collectives of Cyprus and to try the best wines in Cyprus.

Entrance to the festival costs € 6 per adult, including a bottle of wine. Around the city also hosts events during the festival. For example, this year on Saturday ( 30 August) will be a parade of vintage cars .

From Nicosia . Larnaca and Paphos in the period of the festival is to deliver guests to Limassol. However, if you want to try the most interesting Continue reading

10 most bizarre festivals

 

Every year thousands of people gather to take part and look at really unusual festivals. The roots of many of these celebrations have deep roots embedded in the old days, but some still young. Although all the festivals are completely different, one thing they have in common: the singularity.

Tomatina

On the last Wednesday of August in the Spanish town of buñol going 9000 local and 20000-40000 visitors to throw at each other with tomatoes in honor of the virgin Mary and St. Louis Bertrand, the patron Saint of the city. This tradition has existed since 1940 gg, although under the rule of Franco was suspended. According to the rules of the festival begins only after someone climb up on a wooden pole with a height of 2 floors, pre-lubricated with soap. At the top of the post daredevil expects pork ham (jamon). Then begins firing on the participants from their water cannons, and on the streets emit 100 tons of tomatoes. Women dressed in white, and the men no shirt. After the battle, the walls of the surrounding houses become red and tomato goo on the pavement reaches the ankles.

Cheese slalom

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Carnival and Carnivals

 

Farewell to winter and the arrival of spring was celebrated and celebrated in many countries. Over time, these holidays have become to rethink and to coincide with Lent. Each country has its own flavor and its own traditions. In Russia Maslenitsa or cheese Week. Mainly in Catholic countries is the carnival.

Carnival, if translated from Latin means “goodbye to meat”, or car from val –”ship of fools”. This is a bright large processions. With the participation of clowns, with traditional theatrical interludes and treats all comers. The carnival took place in the cities of Western Europe from the 9th century. At first carnival was the second part of the holiday, then, as the first was connected with Church regulations, but subsequently, from about the 18th century began to prevail folk still fun and the Carnival was just bright folk holiday, full of flowers and foods. The main Manager in theatrical processions – the jester.

Carnivals appeared initially in Italy, then they began to be celebrated in France and then in Germany. Carnivals in different countries have their own names. For example – Mardi Gras, which means in translation of the French “Fat Tuesday”. Is celebrated before the Catholic lent in countries such as France, Czech Republic, Continue reading