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Vietnam: holidays and festivals

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What better way to tell about the country and its inhabitants than local holidays and festivals? The Vietnamese are a proud people, tempered in battle for their country, respecting age-old traditions, religious people, and yet that is rapidly growing and keeping up with the times.

The reason for many of the holidays were the legends which were told to the present day the history of Vietnam.

The timing colorful and lush festivals of Vietnam are determined by the lunar calendar. The most famous of the history of the festivals of Vietnam – Tet, Lunar New Year, in celebration of which are organized gay street parties and views, and the Vietnamese themselves together with their families, dressed in national costumes and prepare national food sharing with congratulations and good wishes.

Beautiful and bright autumn festival Thu Trang, during which the Vietnamese people decorate their houses with myriads of colorful paper lanterns, feast on the sweets in the shape of a moon and month, and see theatrical Lion Dance, dancers who perform in masks.

Festivals Of North Vietnam

The Festival, Yen Tu

This colourful religious festival of Vietnam, dedicated to one of the figures of Buddhism, a real personality in the history of Vietnam, the king of the Tran Nhan Volume, twice winning Continue reading

Festival of dragon boat in China

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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Carnival in Germany, Rhenish carnival

Everyone knows that Brazil and Venice is famous for its amazing carnivals. But, few people know that almost all mother Europe to celebrate this holiday.

The carnival is a spring folk festival, the corresponding Russian Shrovetide and is accompanied by folk festivals and street parades and spectacles. It is common in Catholic countries and originates from Roman times.

In mid-February, before the Catholic Easter, in old Europe to ride the wave of carnivals.

Despite the fun, in which are immersed the country during the carnival, the event is pretty serious.

Carnival in Germany, Rhenish carnival

The history of carnival is very ancient. The first carnival on the Rhine is listed in the annals of the fifth of March 1341 in Cologne. But the date of his birth in that form in which celebrate it today, is considered the 10th of February, 1823.

The fabulous world of carnavalito

Germany law-abiding country. And laws of the German burghers try to abide by. But, as in every country, there is a departure from the law. This is the time of carnival. At this time, “repealed” all laws and prohibitions, which the Germans used in everyday life.

On the streets adjacent to the Rhine begins truly festivities. Thousands of visitors come to see this wonderful, festive spectacle. In the crowd you can hear Continue reading

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