Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like “to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 28 – March 4
Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.
2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany
The second half of September to the first weekend in October
Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale counterparts of this festival around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.
3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, China
5 January – 5 February
Harbin international festival is the largest event of snow and ice in the world, Continue reading
In may, our ancient ancestors all over Europe widely and lavishly celebrated the Spring. Living on solar and lunar cycles, the ancient Russians and other Slavs, and Celts, Germans and other nationalities at this time performing rituals for the fertility of land, bringing the cattle to summer pastures and festivities celebrating the arrival of this heat. Read about Spirit day, a Day of Spring, Walpurgis night, Beltane and other ancient folk festivals may
Spring day in may, celebrated almost everywhere in Europe and Asia. It’s spirit day, the Slavs, the festival of Flora in ancient Rome, the Walpurgis night and may day the German and Scandinavian tribes, Beltain Celtic peoples, Nowruz in Iran. In the pagan calendar based on solar and lunar cycles, the may festivals were at the midpoint between the vernal equinox (20-21 March) and summer solstice (June 21) .
Spirit day (Rosalina) – the ancient Russian holiday
Main Russian and East Slavic ancient folk festivals the summer fell at the end of may (later than in Central and southern Europe) and, of course, were tied to the land and its fertility. In spirit day (Rosalina, Mermaid, Mermaids) Continue reading
When planning your trip it is important to take into account public holidays. These days do not work for the Embassy, closed many stores and cafes, some holidays are overcrowded hotels and no flights. And holidays in Thailand a lot, because it is always better to have such a list at hand. Despite the fact that such lists online a lot, I decided to keep your dates interesting and useful to me. There are still beautiful festivals that are worth to visit. Some holidays are celebrated only in a few provinces or only in one city, because to write about all I have will not work. I will try to describe the main. Many festivals have a relation with agriculture and are celebrated in far from tourist spots in the provinces, it will not write. Anyone interested look for yourself Official weekend will be set in bold, and the holidays celebrated only in one or more cities are in italics. Usually, if a holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday is a public holiday too.
January 1 — European New Year . Thais are pleased to note the European New Year despite the fact that in Thailand, there are your New Year — Songkran. Weekends in some institutions (for example, in the Thai Embassy in Laos) on the occasion of the New Year Continue reading