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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

May holidays in Crimea

After a long winter and a cold March in a hurry to plunge into the heat of the coming summer. Welcome to the Crimea in may – the first hot days, light tan by the sea and good mood. The energy boost will last until summer vacation!

May holidays in the Crimea is a real gate in the summer. Still no sweltering heat, but fans of sunbathing will not be disappointed, the air can warm up to 25 degrees .

Sea in early may, as a rule, still cool. But the water in the marine hotel pools are heated and you can swim in plenty. You are waiting for summer-green parks, elegant promenades, Crimean wine in cafés with outdoor terraces.

The last month of spring – is the ideal time to visit the Crimean sights . On the territory parks and palaces still no large groups of tourists, in zoos and gardens – there are no queues at the box office. Choose a tour according to your taste and enjoy the beauty of the Peninsula.

This year, the celebration of Orthodox Easter falls on may 5. In Crimea, many temples and monasteries, many with thousands of years of history. We recommend you to decide in advance exactly where you would like to spend Easter.

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Summer solstice

On 21 June of the lunar calendar is marked as the Day of summer solstice. An older name for this holiday is: a Celebration of the summer solstice.

In the pagan culture of our ancestors this holiday had its own traditions and methods of celebrating. They are very interesting and unique. In the pagan calendar of the Slavs this holiday was dedicated to the sun God – the Yarila. To prepare for the morning. Girls wore their best clothes, and adorned themselves with herbs and flowers. Herbs was given the value of the amulets from the dark and evil forces. The most popular were wormwood, St. John’s wort, nettle. They were fastened at the waist.

The guys were busy with another case. They were looking suitable for the size of the tree. It could be birch, willow, chernoklena. Then set it not the place where planned holding of festivals. The girls decorated the tree with scraps of fabric and colors. Called this tree is madder or Midsummer. At the foot of the tree set the image Yarila. They served the doll, the growth in half person. Its made of straw, clay and twigs.

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