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…

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TThe festival of poetry "Autumn in Ursule"
  October 5 in Kotovsk at the regional festival of Amateur poets ’s Autumn in Ursule" traditionally gathered writers of almost all the districts of Odessa region. Berzonsky competition brings…

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The Most unusual cities in the world

 

Source translation for mixstuff – Xenia Gusakova

I assume that you live in an unusual city? Looking at our selection, you will most likely dramatically change your point of view.

Setenil de Las Bodegas, Cadiz, Spain

Starts our list of the most common of unusual cities, Setenil de Las Bodegas, which according to historians was developed from Moorish town near the river Rio the Trejo. This cute Patriarchal town is unique in that half-embedded in the cliff-side and half is on its top. Despite its small size, it attracts quite a large number of tourists, and specializes in the cultivation of various Mediterranean crops.

Roswell, new Mexico, USA

A small town in the state of new Mexico, also sometimes called “city of the UFO”. Local residents claim that unidentified flying objects are landing here since the forties, moreover, the city seems to be built around this phenomenon.

SIEVE. Innovative Ghost town, new Mexico, USA

This town was established as a pilot test site of the Center for innovation, testing and evaluation (Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation). There are no residents, the city’s infrastructure is only used to check security systems, innovations in water supply and other innovative urban Continue reading

20 the largest festivals and carnivals of the world

 

Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like «to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.

February 28 – March 4

Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.

The second half of September to the first weekend in October

Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale analogues of Fes tiwala around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.

5 January – 5 February

Harbin international festival is the largest event of snow and ice in the world, where you can see a snow sculpture, height 3 meters, and building life-size, made of giant ice blocks.

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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

Cheese festival takes place every may in Glocestershire, UK. During the festival, with a steep descent down the hill head Continue reading