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 carnival is endless music, fantastic costumes, the joy of transformation, the release of adrenaline in the blood, getting rid of complexes. For Brazil is the law under which he lives, the whole country, and for Brazilians, is a way of life. The festivities of the carnival captures all of Brazil. The carnival begins in the town of Olinda, where the parade is the oldest dance school “virgins”. This 250 men dressed in women’s dress. Their performance is 10 hours nonstop. And yet the main event of the carnival parade of Samba schools in Rio.
Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1502 by the Portuguese and named the “River of January”. Today Brazilians call their beloved city “cidade maravilhosa”, which means “magic city”. Believe me, they have a reason. During 4 centuries Rio was and remains the capital of beauty and tourism of South America and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is a saying that, creating Continue reading