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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

Spirit day

In may, our ancient ancestors all over Europe widely and lavishly celebrated the Spring. Living on solar and lunar cycles, the ancient Russians and other Slavs, and Celts, Germans and other nationalities at this time performing rituals for the fertility of land, bringing the cattle to summer pastures and festivities celebrating the arrival of this heat. Read about Spirit day, a Day of Spring, Walpurgis night, Beltane and other ancient folk festivals may

Spring day in may, celebrated almost everywhere in Europe and Asia. It’s spirit day, the Slavs, the festival of Flora in ancient Rome, the Walpurgis night and may day the German and Scandinavian tribes, Beltain Celtic peoples, Nowruz in Iran. In the pagan calendar based on solar and lunar cycles, the may festivals were at the midpoint between the vernal equinox (20-21 March) and summer solstice (June 21) .

Spirit day (Rosalina) – the ancient Russian holiday

Main Russian and East Slavic ancient folk festivals the summer fell at the end of may (later than in Central and southern Europe) and, of course, were tied to the land and its fertility. In spirit day (Rosalina, Mermaid, Mermaids) Continue reading

Holidays in Thailand.

When planning your trip it is important to take into account public holidays. These days do not work for the Embassy, closed many stores and cafes, some holidays are overcrowded hotels and no flights. And holidays in Thailand a lot, because it is always better to have such a list at hand. Despite the fact that such lists online a lot, I decided to keep your dates interesting and useful to me. There are still beautiful festivals that are worth to visit. Some holidays are celebrated only in a few provinces or only in one city, because to write about all I have will not work. I will try to describe the main. Many festivals have a relation with agriculture and are celebrated in far from tourist spots in the provinces, it will not write. Anyone interested look for yourself Official weekend will be set in bold, and the holidays celebrated only in one or more cities are in italics. Usually, if a holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday is a public holiday too.

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