Best festivals velvet season

At the festival “Republic” will paint about 2 000 square metres of walls of houses Kamenetz-Podolsk. In September you can hear jazz, meet famous writers and draw on the walls.

Despite the end of the hottest in all senses of the word – seasons and festival life in Ukraine remains bright and exciting. “Comments” picked the most interesting festivals of the first month of autumn.

To hear jazz on the beach

Autumn in Koktebel (Crimea) starts with jazz. In the first autumn weekend (1-2 September) on the black sea coast will continue the festival Koktebel Jazz Festival. One of the most famous festivals of the country are traditionally pleasing set of good performers. So, on stage at the Black sea in the first days of autumn live bands Silver wedding (Belarus), The Tiger Lilles (UK) and Coll Acid(Russia). Among other things, it will be possible to listen to the Ukrainian group Odessa Jazz Fest, Treeorange, Jacuzzi Project, her Row: Tribute to A. C. Jobim and Revenko band.

Jazz touch in to support the international Koktebel jazz festival Live in blue bay, which will be held from 6 to 9 September. The highlight of this musical event is free entry to all concerts. By the way, the musical content is still one of the “trump card”, which year after year attracts thousands of jazz lovers. For four musical days in Koktebel will Continue reading

Tradition of holding, types of masks.

Masks, colorful costumes, mysterious stranger and gallant Cavaliers. All of this carnival. During the existence of the Venetian carnival not only did the tradition of the event, but also a certain set of masks, each of which has its own history.

Carnival tradition

The first mention of the carnival in Venice is part of the distant 1094. However, until about the beginning of the 14th century masks were not yet mandatory attribute of the carnival. That all changed in 1162: festivities in Piazza San Marco. It is believed that since that time, the carnival became an annual event.

In the 18th century, the carnival has lost its former popularity, but in the 70-ies of the last century, the Italian government decided to make the carnival a symbol of the national, including Venetian, culture and a means of attracting tourists. Today at the carnival in Venice annually attracts up to three million people.

Traditionally, the week of carnival opens oldest Venetian holiday — Festa delle Marie, which is dedicated to the liberation of the Venetian girls, kidnapped by pirates from Istria. By the way, since 1996, the Venice carnival has its own anthem. Its author was a famous couturier Pierre Cardin.

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Festivals in Hong Kong

Calendar Chinese and Western festivals

Festival dragon boat

This bright sports festival, richly flavored with Chinese customs. Boat competition in the form of dragons, drumming and traditional rice pyramids in bamboo leaves will long remain in memory.

Birthday of Kwan Tai

Kwan tai is one of the names of God Mod, which You might know quite well known to tourists, the man Mo temple. On the birthday of the gods bring special gifts, sometimes even compete for the Chinese operas and invite “Lviv” for ritual dances.

The seven sisters festival

The 7 sisters festival can be called Chinese Valentine’s day. The origin of this holiday is connected with the beautiful legend of love, which divides the milky way. To they can only meet once a year, when the birds put them at the bridge.

Unlike Western culture in the Chinese tradition does not include the exchange of gifts between lovers. The Chinese are much more practical: on this day girls show off their art needlework. And, of course, this is the best opportunity to ask the gods for a good groom or the bride. Girls and boys in this day presented generous gifts to the God of the earth.

Mid-autumn festival

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