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The Most unusual festivals of the world

Today we will look at the list of the most interesting and unusual holidays and festivals in the world. In this collection were very interested in holidays, which you can see below. Look!

1. Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw, in the contest which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work. (Jin Richardson).

2. Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland. “The Celts” with bare torsos raise the torches during the Festival of Beltane fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer. (Jim Richardson).

3. Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, the feast of naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Picture was taken in winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification. (Paul Whitton / My Shot).

4. Vegetarian festival, Thailand. Believers temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade of vegetarian festival on Phuket island in Thailand, stick a weapon in itself, in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Continue reading

10 most colorful carnivals

Oddly enough, but February is the most festive month of the year. The thing is that this month, around the world are the most memorable carnivals, during which you can see colorful parades, plenty of food and all kinds of fun. There are many theories concerning the origin of the carnival. Some believe that the word «the carnival» comes from the Latin expression «carne vale», which means «farewell to meat», meaning the last days when one could eat meat before Lent. Others believe that celebrating ward off evil spirits and are a way to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring. Around the world spend hundreds of carnivals, among which are the most memorable and colorful: 1. Carnival Rio, Brazil (17-22 February)

The Rio carnival is a kind of yardstick with which to measure all other carnivals. It is also one of the most celebrated artistic events in the world. Slightly more than half a million tourists come every year «the capital of all carnivals in the world» to watch the greatest Orgy of all times and peoples. The carnival begins with the crowning of king Momo, who passed a huge silver and gold keys to the city. Then begin the celebration across the country on all the streets, Continue reading

Autumn festivals and celebrations of hunters and fishers

III international festival of hunters and fishermen was held in Yalta from 24 to 26 September. On festival there have arrived representatives of the hunting societies of the United States, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. In Kamchatka celebrated the ancient holiday of the indigenous inhabitants of the Peninsula – the Itelmens. This thanksgiving indigenous people of Kamchatka for the generous gifts and awarded local nature

From 24 to 26 September in Yalta hosted the III international festival of hunters and fishermen. The ceremony was attended by Deputy mayor of Yalta Elena Yurchenko and representatives of the hunting societies of the United States, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

The opening of the festival began with a solemn procession participants along the seafront of Yalta, where each team was able to provide uniform, flags, decals, and emblems of their clubs. Then a festive procession situated on Lenin square, where he held the official opening of the festival.

Congratulating the participants and guests of the festival, Vice-mayor Elena Yurchenko said that Yalta happy to host hunters and fishermen from all over Continue reading

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