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Top 10 summer festivals in Russia

“Your Parallel” offers to spend the summer holidays so that they remember for a long time! Go to the festival! Nadori your vocal cords and get a lot of pleasure from the fact that live to see their favorite artists.

Ethnic festival “wild mint”

When . 13, 14 and 15 June

Where: Ethnographic Park “ethnomir” near D. Petrovo (Kaluga region)

This is the largest ethnic festival in Russia, filled with an atmosphere of goodness and happiness, are not wildly popular international rock artists or already overused, but time-tested Russian and Srsne group. Its atmosphere here! A bunch of “indie” and “folk” groups and singers will storm your brain with pleasant melodies and voices. Also at this festival you can not only enjoy music, but also to meditate with Indian yoga instructor, to learn how to swing a samurai sword, to attend various trainings on the development of self-knowledge and to try a lot of exotic dishes. Practically, it’s the same our native “Annual”, which, of course, far less in terms of scope of action and place, but I hope that our native multi-festival will grow, and will even surpass this cultural event.

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The Most impressive carnivals of the world

The most impressive carnivals of the world can be found in several cities, which will be discussed in our today’s article. Want to go for the best carnival? We present you a list of carnivals in the world – TOP 8:

1 – Venice (Italy)

One of the most famous carnivals on the planet originates in the XI century. Moreover, there began to blur class boundaries, because the celebration was attended by the aristocrats, who specifically wore masks to blend in with the crowd of ordinary folk.

The Carnival Of Venice. Photo: Javier Cabezón (Flickr: thorinxx)

Famous climactic performance «the Flight of the angel» . which is a symbol of celebration and representing the descent of a young girl with the bell tower of St. Mark the square to the people, launches carnival event. After that, within 10 days, the city hosts various events, theatrical performances, concerts, as well as the competition «the Most beautiful masks» in the Grand theatre in Piazza San Marco, gondolas and «the Feast of Mary», designed to recall the victory in the fight against pirates in 943.

2 – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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Carnivals in Italy

More than 200 years of history has the carnival in Ivrea. Citizens, as in past centuries, dress up in period costumes, are the sounds of drums and bagpipes, a colorful procession with flags around the city, attracting the attention of thousands of specially tourists from all over the world. Carnevale d’ivrea takes one week, ending with the famous battle of the Oranges, and including parades, music, and a giant bonfire. But the pelting each other with oranges attracts the most attention.

The history of Warfare has its roots in the 12th century, then the Duke, Governor of the region, established a “tradition”, according to which he was entitled to spend one night with each newly married woman in his possession. Of course, some men agreed with this because of fear of reprisals from the Almighty Duke, but the legend says that a young woman named violet was not going to enter into relationship with the Duke – and instead of simply to refuse him, she cut his head. Her act led to a revolution in the city, and the poor rose up against their rulers, and to this day she is remembered Continue reading

Beer festivals of Europe

Beer is perhaps one of the most democratic drink, having a large army of fans around the world. And in almost all producing countries formed a colorful tradition of beer festivals.

Pub mile, Berlin

For more than 20 years at the beginning of August is the Berlin beer festival, better known as the Beer mile. The festival repeatedly got into the Guinness book of records as having the longest beer garden under the open sky. Guests have the opportunity to try two thousand varieties of dark and light beer, provided by three over hundreds of Breweries from around the world. Beer rely on a variety of national dishes: sausages, sausages, meat from the skewers, pickled vegetables and salt dough pretzels, pretzels. Three days here have time to have fun more than 750 thousand people, after all, a holiday – a real show with a fair, dances and music of various directions.

Oktoberfest, Munich

The most famous festival is held in Germany for Oktoberfest, and this is no accident: according to statistics, foamy drink in this country regularly consume more than 90 percent of men and almost 70 per cent of women. The event, taking place in Munich, grew from the normal of the festival and represents the largest folk festival in the world, because every year it attracts about six million visitors. Interestingly, the festival is attended by only brewing company in the city that brew beer on special, Continue reading

Epiphany

Baptism

Baptism is not just one of the important Christian holidays. This is primarily a sacred Ordinance, which touches the man who decided to accept the Christian faith and ask for forgiveness from God for their sins. The secret meaning of the rite of Baptism is that a person revives for dedication to a spiritual life. Baptism is celebrated on the 19th of January in the Gregorian calendar (6th January according to the Julian calendar).

The history of the celebration of Baptism

The story of the baptism of Rus rooted in the distant 988-th year, when the great Kiev Prince Vladimir the Red Sun, his wife, children, and thousands of residents of the capital of Kievan Rus was baptized in the waters of the Dnieper, and the rite of baptism was performed by Byzantine priests and Metropolitan. This year, the state religion of Kievan Rus became Christianity. The acquisition of the new religion had its own well-defined prerequisites. Eastern Slavs were pagans and worshiped Svarog-God of the sky, Kind – God of fertility, Perun-the God of lightning and thunder, dazhdbog – the God of the sun, vélez – the God of cattle and wealth. They made sacrifices for them, set up idols, which was a wooden and stone statues of deities, praying in the sacred groves and shrines made of special religious Continue reading

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