Unusual carnivals
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Ten unusual holidays of the world

 

A journey through the world — class, definitely interesting. However, sleepy lying on the warm sand at the sea not interesting for everyone. For people who prefer vivid impressions, offers this collection of unusual festivals of the world.

The winter festival of lights

If you happen to visit the Japanese city of Kuwana, be sure to visit the local Botanical garden. In mid-November when the leaves fall, the garden is decorated with numerous (over seven million) bulbs emerging in the patterns of striking beauty. Lasts this extravaganza until mid-March.

When held . November-March

Venice carnival

The Venice carnival is the oldest in Europe. In 2015 to celebrate it will be from 15 February to 4 March. Circus companies and artists-fans consider it an honor to perform at the Carnival (spelled with a capital letter). There is an atmosphere of lightheartedness and fun. However not all so is simple: actually, this mystical celebration, full of symbolism and interesting excursions into the pagan past.

Where . Venice, Italy

When will . always before the 40-day lent before Easter (2015, February 15-March 4)

International balloon festival in the US

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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 in Barcelona

 

Carnivals are very popular in many countries of the world and Spain is no exception! The Spanish are very happy and cheerful people and they always make the holidays for any reason – in large cities and small towns, for a given area of the city and even for one street! And of course the traditional February carnival. which in Catalonia is called Carnestoltes is a great occasion to have fun and plenty to eat before a 40-day fasting. Perhaps this is why the word “carnival” is associated with the Latin word “caro” meat and “vale” farewell. By order of the dictator Franco, from 1936 to 1980 in Barcelona carnivals were banned, but now there are parades take place in different cities, and even the smallest village is sure to suit your carnival.

Carnival parades are held in all parts of the city and their main task is to recreate the traditional celebrations of Catalonia, which have their roots in the fourteenth century. Across the city at this time are many big and small events.

Traditionally, the carnival begins on “Fat Thursday” (Dijous Gras ),with the arrival in the city 7 Kings, gdk each of the kings is one of the “villages”.On this day in the city, different contests and competitions how to prepare delicious dishes, and eating, and for children organizing contests for the best costume with sweet prizes. There is a contest for baking the famous Continue reading