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.
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 festival takes place every may in Glocestershire, UK. During the festival, with a steep descent down the hill head Continue reading
1-6 – Volosova days. Otherwise referred to as the wolf days. In these days we need to pray livestock patron – God Hair and cattle. Protect the flock these days from the depredation of wolves bring their animals thanks for what they feed us from time immemorial.
3 – Day of remembrance of the legendary Princess Olga . Today a toast in honor of the great Gentile Olga. Glorified centuries in his name by his deeds worthy of memory and glory – took revenge on the citizens for the murdered husband, gave birth to the Great Prince Svyatoslav and United Russia.
6 – Turity . Holiday Yar-Tur, a bull, symbolizing fertility and life force. On this day people wear masks of bulls and play around. Youth plays in turica – fun games. This day is the end of the Christmas holidays.
8 – Indian Porridge . Day midwives-midwives. In Russia it was customary on this holiday to go to the midwives, giving them vodka, pancakes, giving gifts. It was believed if the young woman will make a gift to the midwifery grandmother, she (the girl) will be born healthy and strong child.
18 –Day Intro (Lord of snakes). Intra Slavic mythology is the God of clouds, snakes, wells, springs. Identified with Continue reading
Instead Of “Christmas Tree” – “Kissmas Tree”. 15-meter tree, which is lit from kissing, installed in one of the shopping centres in Central London. She, explain the authors, is decorated with 50 thousands of LEDs, which are used for combustion energy of a kiss.
To tree flickered with red and white lights, pair needs to stand under the mistletoe, which is part of the exposition, and, while holding on to kiss. Under the Christmas tree installed an electronic scoreboard, which shows the number of kisses. For every kiss sponsors installation unfastened particular amount in the piggy Bank charitable Foundation for the support of young people in the UK.
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Christmas tree made of bicycles, donated by the owners for reprocessing, established in Sydney. In her collection and the installation took eight weeks and a hundred bikes. The height of the tree exceeds seven meters.
To give the tree a more natural look, Bicycle frame painted green paint, and the wheels are painted in different colors, turning them into a kind of semblance of Christmas Continue reading