During the warring States poet qu Yuan was active in educational work, has called for the unity of the country and the salvation of our beloved country, instead of destructive wars.
His ideas were severely repressed rivals, the aristocrats, from which he was expelled from his native city. In exile, qu yuan continued to work, but seeing the devastating effects of civil strife could not stand spiritually and 5 of the 5th month jumped in the water (according to other sources, was killed by the same opponents who scared the rapidly growing reputation of a poet among the locals).
Local residents are deeply respected and loved qu Yuan, rapidly swam to the boats on the river to save the poet. Men used the boats along the river, trying to find the body of the poet and the women stood on the shore, and to protect the body from eating fish and other creatures that were thrown in the water, eggs and rice wrapped in bamboo leaves.
Additions to the legend about a certain doctor . who poured the poison into the water, mixed with wine (realgar) to poison river residents and to find the body of qu Yuan. Since then, every year, in memory of the great poet and a true patriot of his homeland, this festival is celebrated.
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Festival Of The Sahara
From 8 to 11 November in Tunis will host the original Sahara Douz festival, which has its roots in the distant past. It has its origins in the Bedouin fairs marriages where one could find their soul mate. This four-day festival, which gathers annually about 50 000 tourists, represents the cultural heritage of Tunisian Bedouin dance, poetry and crafts.
In addition to the fair, visitors can see the original races involving horses, camels and greyhounds. In addition, the indigenous people of Tunisia, Berbers, will demonstrate the skills of handling weapons. Here is the opportunity to taste the dishes of traditional cuisine in a real Bedouin tent
Peculiarities of the national sex
By early June the Russians particularly strong are overcome with desire for constant change. We are irresistibly drawn to far (or not) of the country. And there… Hot macho, discreet Vikings, the mysterious people of the East… At any time between us and the foreigners may occur romantic… And then it is very important to understand each other. Problems can arise not only due to the language barrier. The fact that the “language of love” every people too — like its national cuisine. And in the event of a holiday romance, it is useful Continue reading