Cultural events of the Autumn in Lviv
  This year in Lviv cancelled or postponed most holidays and festivals in connection with the difficult situation in the country. But Lviv is not going to give up completely…

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The Most unusual festivals of the world
  We always look forward to any holidays, because it can be fun to note, you can not go to work or school (not all of course), etc. We have…

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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

To the brink and beyond. The most unusual festivals of the world

 

Who among us does not dream of a good, memorable vacation? But the demand far outstrips supply. It’s the same everywhere: beaches, tours, buffets, at worst animators with their formulaic entertainment. No room for imagination! However, he who seeks will always find. Unusual events taking place in different parts of the world, can be a real salvation for those who like unusual tourism

For example, the Festival of colors in new Delhi — the Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring. It is celebrated for two days during the full moon. People light bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits, and in the morning go outside where the real fun begins: all drench each other with colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.

La Tomatina in Bunol Hamel — the famous “tomato battle”. This is one of the most popular festivals in Spain. Annually it is visited by about 36 thousand people. On special trucks to the site of the battle brought a “weapon” — about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are pretty simple Continue reading