February is the most depressing of all winter months. And the sky seems gloomy as ever, and, out of nowhere, swoops Blizzard with frosts. Mood all minorai and most urgent wants of heat, sun, spring. Probably that is why in February into the sea’s most famous carnivals, dropping their rain of fun and bright colors.
Carnival in nice
Nice carnival (Carnaval De Nice), which this year was held on February 14, Valentine’s Day is one of the three largest and the oldest carnivals in the world. The authorship of the carnival is attributed to the Duke of Anjou, who came to nice to spend time. Once started, the amusement of the Duke with balls and fireworks seized and all the inhabitants of the city. Since then, and has become a tradition each year in February to triple carnival for 2 weeks! The Central area of the city becomes a fairy tale right course of action – the houses are covered with plywood sheets, which were immediately subjected to attack by local painters of their most terrifying images in the evening and highlighted. An eerie sight! The second component of the holiday the enchanting floral parades with amazing beauty luxury platforms of flowers.
The main characters of the giant carnival puppets, raschetyvaya on carts in the days of carnival throughout the city. Continue reading
Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like “to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 28 – March 4
Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.
2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany
The second half of September to the first weekend in October
Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale counterparts of this festival around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.
3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, China
5 January – 5 February
Harbin international festival is the largest event of snow and ice in the world, 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