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 — you can throw tomatoes at anyone, most importantly, a good stretch of them in their hands, to avoid injury. After the battle the wash area from the hose, the participants are washed in a specially installed for that bathroom stall or just go swimming in the river, according
Holiday naked in Japan — Hadak Matsuri, which is celebrated with 767. In the temple is going 3000 men aged 23 to 43 years old, dressed only in loincloths. After visiting the temple, where they undergo purification, participants organize a procession through the streets of the city, where hundreds of people in search of good luck trying to touch them. It seems that a naked man takes away all the miseries. On this day, Japanese people drink a lot of sake, as the street is cool February, besides, it is necessary to have a fair amount of courage to go outside half naked.
You can also mark the annual festival of The Summer Redneck Games in Georgia, USA, the apotheosis of which is the competition pluginu in liquid clay under the joyful screams of the fans. Special delight of the audience causes the clay rain sheds at all after a particularly loud dip competing in the red goo.
The ancient festival of ancestor worship called Tapati is celebrated by the inhabitants of Easter island in Chile. The islanders dress up each other in special outfits and dancing. Both men and women compete in running with bunches of bananas. Directs the festivities specially elected Queen: it should be not only beautiful, but also hard-working. The strict jury of elders counts the number of caught fish and Nadal canvases each student.
Scottish celebration of Ophelia. The inhabitants of the city, where a celebration, build a model of an ancient ship with a dragon on the nose, dress up like Vikings and light the torches. Next, a procession carries the vehicle through the city to the sea, trumpeting in a traditional military bugles. Over 900 beautifully dressed participants follow the retinue of 40 Vikings and their giant ship to the place where the fire will be lit. Evening torchlight procession through the ancient rite of the burial of the dead soldiers burned the wooden boat of the Vikings.
Ivan Kupala day is a public holiday, revered in the Slavic countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus). It is celebrated on the shortest night of the year: jumping over bonfires, sing songs, guess. According to legends, in Kupala night you cannot sleep, because at this time the dark forces of nature waking from sleep.
We cannot avoid the carnival in Rio. Millions of people in Brazil, forgetting about all problems and domestic difficulties, given the fun and dancing. Brazilian carnival is not only a fun holiday, it is also serious competition of Samba schools. A year several thousand people belonging to the same school, carefully preparing for the holiday, to get into the top six schools and to show their art in the final part of the festival, proving that they are the best