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.
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
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
Balloon festival in Albuquerque, United States, held Continue reading
W hen winter gradually gives way to the spring, before lent, the Croatian city of Rijeka, lights lights of one of the grandest carnivals of Europe . A vivid holiday perfectly combines the elegance and mystery of Venetian and Austrian carnivals, brightness Brazilian parades, as well as the natural purity and depth of native Slavic traditions. The lights of the carnival can not only melt the winter snow and ice, but also to warm the hearts of men, filling them with faith in the goodness and miracles. In its modern form, the carnival has been held since 1982, but in the Chronicles there is evidence that such holidays have been in these lands before. Blame the local nature. On the shores of the Adriatic has always lived and worked hardy, brave and funny people. For them, spring is the beginning of fishing, a new round of destiny. Living in direct dependence on the unpredictable sea the ancestors of the Croats sought to enlist the support of light of supernatural forces and scare away evil from their families and grief. Hence was born this colourful celebration, which received a new breath Continue reading