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
A typical feature of the Cologne carnival is a political satire. Goes to everyone: Obama, Berlusconi and, of course, Putin.
In Cologne severely kidding about the policies that are to nice invite gays to Las Palmas all the same “bury” sardine, and in Venice and Rio de Janeiro once again preparing for large-scale festivities. What is the carnival of the world you visit in February?
Where: Rio dejaneiro, Brazil
When: March 5-8
Features: Samba, Afro-American music, free condoms
The feast of Eros and generous Orgy – one of the Central events of world entertainment. The world famous parade in the Sambodrome includes a huge platform installations with the participation of dancers, figures from papier-mache, drum music. Like Venice, to Carnaval in Rio is loved by celebrities – last year Madonna partied in the company of a younger boyfriend Jesus Luz (then she came to Brazil to meet his mother) and Eugene Gudz, and Gerard Butler. Despite the alarming reports that in Samba city is lit carnival props, the authorities in Rio confirm – the carnival will be held on their own.
Where: Venice, Italy
When: 26 February-8 March
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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