More than 200 years of history has the carnival in Ivrea. Citizens, as in past centuries, dress up in period costumes, are the sounds of drums and bagpipes, a colorful procession with flags around the city, attracting the attention of thousands of specially tourists from all over the world. Carnevale d’ivrea takes one week, ending with the famous battle of the Oranges, and including parades, music, and a giant bonfire. But the pelting each other with oranges attracts the most attention.
The history of Warfare has its roots in the 12th century, then the Duke, Governor of the region, established a “tradition”, according to which he was entitled to spend one night with each newly married woman in his possession. Of course, some men agreed with this because of fear of reprisals from the Almighty Duke, but the legend says that a young woman named violet was not going to enter into relationship with the Duke – and instead of simply to refuse him, she cut his head. Her act led to a revolution in the city, and the poor rose up against their rulers, and to this day she is remembered Continue reading
Comes the time of new year holidays. Bright lights, shiny balls, pre-holiday fuss and magical atmosphere once again return us to the children’s tale.
I love the New year for his magic, his mysterious appeal, for meetings with family and friends, for fun conversation and laughter, fireworks and sparklers — this is a good holiday loved me since childhood.
In every corner of the world, in every home and every family has St OI tradition for the holidays. For example, in my family, earlier early morning, and now, when all will gather for a birthday, the family is built, spoons banging on pots and marching towards the birthday boy to give him a gift. And on New year’s day my mom still puts the gifts under the tree, although it may still Santa Claus.
Today I want to talk about Christmas traditions and customs of different countries of the world, which seemed to me the most curious. Sit back, you will find a lot interesting.
Impulsive and fun the Italians are convinced that together with the old year goodbye and with all the junk, that’s why there is an Italian tradition for the New year to throw away unnecessary things. Often they throw rubbish from their Windows and curiously watching Continue reading
Folklore and tradition come in a selection of photos of the strangest festivals on five continents.
Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw in the competition, which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work.
Fire Festival Beltane, 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.
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.
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 Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, ate vegetarian food to be saved Continue reading