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Beer festivals of Europe

Beer is perhaps one of the most democratic drink, having a large army of fans around the world. And in almost all producing countries formed a colorful tradition of beer festivals.

Pub mile, Berlin

For more than 20 years at the beginning of August is the Berlin beer festival, better known as the Beer mile. The festival repeatedly got into the Guinness book of records as having the longest beer garden under the open sky. Guests have the opportunity to try two thousand varieties of dark and light beer, provided by three over hundreds of Breweries from around the world. Beer rely on a variety of national dishes: sausages, sausages, meat from the skewers, pickled vegetables and salt dough pretzels, pretzels. Three days here have time to have fun more than 750 thousand people, after all, a holiday – a real show with a fair, dances and music of various directions.

Oktoberfest, Munich

The most famous festival is held in Germany for Oktoberfest, and this is no accident: according to statistics, foamy drink in this country regularly consume more than 90 percent of men and almost 70 per cent of women. The event, taking place in Munich, grew from the normal of the festival and represents the largest folk festival in the world, because every year it attracts about six million visitors. Interestingly, the festival is attended by only brewing company in the city that brew beer on special, Continue reading

Carnival in Tenerife

Carnival in the Canary Islands originates from the time of colonization by Spain when the conquistadors to the Islands began to penetrate and cultural traditions from the continent. In 1638 Philip IV and all his court participated in a mock wedding in which nobles were dressed as women, the king himself in a servant, and the Queen in a working commoner.

Ordinary people, not burdened with a loud titles, also participated in the carnival: hiding behind masks and portraying their masters they were making fun of something in everyday life have had to put up.

The change of roles, to know when was clothed in the garments of the servants, the servants in the attire of the hosts, men become women and women men – carnival tradition, came from the Roman Empire.

To this day one of the basic principles of the carnival in Tenerife is complete freedom from all customs and rules of conduct, mandatory in the remaining 355 days of the year.

Carnival has survived and blossoms, and persecution. After the civil war in Spain, the word “carnival” was officially banned until 1976. But after four years, the carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has received the status of international event.

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The Most unusual festivals in the world

There are things that, like, are optional, but without them people would be simply boring to live.

There are many examples of similar things, but one of the most striking are the festivals.

These massive concentrations of people are somewhere at the intersection of celebration and ritual. In countries that are famous for such their activities, people come, literally, from all over the world.

And it is true, so it is important sometimes to spend time thus, “off”, to join the bubbling stream clean fun, and not a single, wholly-owned collective. This sufficiently explains why festivals are so popular.

But they are not only interesting, ambitious and so on. They can sometimes take their uniqueness, eccentricity. And then it becomes doubly better.

Included in our top 10 most unusual festivals in the world really stand out for its originality – because if there is an opportunity to visit them, it is worth to do it. After all, what else can add such a variety in such seeming normal and measured daily lives, to which we are accustomed?

Room 10 – Festival of crying children

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