Scottish Islands, Scotland: “Up Helly AA”
Folk festival; held in January in Lerwick, residents dressed as Vikings are in the torchlight procession through the city to the area where you are installing the model Viking galleys; it throw burning torches; settled around the fire dance. The festival dates back to the reign of Scandinavians, i.e. to 9-15 centuries.
Bobr, Belarus: The Night Of Ivan Kupala
On July 7 of the Gregorian solstice, the night of this pagan feast, young girls dressed in wreaths jump over a bonfire and swim naked. This ritual is associated with the ancient belief that the ritual brings fertility and purification.
^ New Delhi, India: a Celebration of the Festival of flowers.
Indian girls sprinkle each other with gollom (color powder), during the Indian holiday which symbolizes the beginning of spring.
^ Buñol, Spain: La Tomatina
In late August, thousands of people throw tomatoes at each other for 60 minutes each emits at least 250 pounds. This event is modestly described as the biggest tomato battle.
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The hot season gives us the most delicious holidays of Honey and Apple Spas. Let’s rejoice together!
The more holidays the better! Especially with such a long-standing folk traditions. Originating in pagan times, when the harvest was the main event of the year, they gradually became intertwined with the Christian and joined the Church calendar. First, Honey (August 14), and Second, Apple’s (August 19), Saved like the little sweet tooth, because there are so many Goodies and fruit! Nice place the food in the basket and sanctify the Church. But the main thing these days is to talk to the kid about the customs, to tell him the story of our Savior. Let the meeting of the summer holidays with the aroma of honey, herbs, and apples will be one of your family tradition.
Names of this festival a few: Honey Spas, Wet Spas and Macovei. In the calendar, he appeared in the XII century, symbolizing the victory of Constantinople over the Muslims. When the city was captured in the siege, the monks all its many monasteries asked God to protect Constantinople. The way it happened. The Lord saved the ancient city. Since then, this day was a great holiday. But many of the traditions Continue reading
Numerous music and entertainment festivals is another great reason to go in summer in Finland. A totally unique festival culture Suomi has long gained fame throughout Europe, and gained the love of lovers of concerts and cultural events in the open air.
Festival of heavy music “Tusk”
In Helsinki from 26 to 28 June will be held a Grand festival, which traditionally gathers fans of heavy music from all over Europe. An event will be held at the former suvilahti power plant in the capital Suomi three kilometres from the city centre and brings together the best of Finnish and international artists “difficult” genre. On the first day of the concerts will go from 14 to 23 hours, the second from 13 to 23 and in the third — from 14 to 22. Also at the festival you can purchase merchandise and clothing in the style of “metal”. This year the event will be held for the seventeenth time.
Tickets: ticket price for one day starts from 70 euros for two days — from 100 euros for three days — from 125 euros.
From 22 to 28 June will be held in Imatra famous jazz festival Imatra Big Band Festival. It was first held in 1983 and since then it is regularly speak Finnish and foreign Continue reading