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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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Unusual holidays for children

 

At least once a month during your holiday you can think of and organize your special family holiday . Like this that’s not in the calendar. You’ll see — in the child’s eyes will sparkle joy! Each of us has the weekend. But why we should devote their cleaning the apartment, cooking or washing? Let’s at least once a month for a unique family holiday . which will bring joy to the children (because they are so lacking parental attention!), to develop creative abilities of children, and to unite and strengthen the family. We are always busy, we are always in a hurry. But to see the joy in the eyes of a child is worth a lot. And though the idea of an unusual family holidays will require extra costs, in particular costs of our imagination and time. soon it will be clear how this is entertaining and interesting.

So, let’s begin. First a few tips, and then about the holidays.

Unusual holidays for kids – tips:

1. Depending on the age of the child needs to decide if he should know about the upcoming holiday. He may even be able to help in the preparation of the celebration will be even more valuable in his eyes.

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The oldest carnival

 

Carnival culture is very old. And carnivals in Italy – a great many. Every town has its own, quite unlike any other. But the Carnival in Putignano has no equal.

If you can imagine that people celebrate almost two months, even our “new year holidays” do not seem so long. Powerful, colorful, daily action action stretching from Christmas to Lent. Almost two months of endless holiday. The end of which are Funeral. The funeral of Mr. Carnival.

And the reasons for this famous carnival, the most that neither is serious. Once, in a rather distant 1394, the knights of Malta transferred the relics of St. Stephen from the small town of Monopoli in the same small town of Putignano. Even then, during the transfer to the procession was joined by the peasants with jokes, songs and dances. Not surprising – Saint Stephen is the patron Saint of the city.

Here and now: the first day of the carnival is awarding huge candles (one President – the President of the carnival, hands it to another – the President of the Committee of St. Stephen). Thus, the participants of the carnival I respect the Church and ask for forgiveness for all the atrocities that’ll do during the festivities. Such prior repentance in a future carnival of sins…

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