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.
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
During the warring States poet qu Yuan was active in educational work, has called for the unity of the country and the salvation of our beloved country, instead of destructive wars.
His ideas were severely repressed rivals, the aristocrats, from which he was expelled from his native city. In exile, qu yuan continued to work, but seeing the devastating effects of civil strife could not stand spiritually and 5 of the 5th month jumped in the water (according to other sources, was killed by the same opponents who scared the rapidly growing reputation of a poet among the locals).
Local residents are deeply respected and loved qu Yuan, rapidly swam to the boats on the river to save the poet. Men used the boats along the river, trying to find the body of the poet and the women stood on the shore, and to protect the body from eating fish and other creatures that were thrown in the water, eggs and rice wrapped in bamboo leaves.
Additions to the legend about a certain doctor . who poured the poison into the water, mixed with wine (realgar) to poison river residents and to find the body of qu Yuan. Since then, every year, in memory of the great poet and a true patriot of his homeland, this festival is celebrated.
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Man’s love for food is so great that in our world even created a cult of some products, especially revered by the people. It is expressed in the existence of numerous festivals devoted to food.
Such holidays are common in all parts of the world.
“Delicious” holidays – this is a great reason unusual to have fun and enjoy earthly blessings, a gift to humanity. The more that we are talking about the next feast for the stomach. So what products people are revered to such an extent that they honor the celebrations?
Perhaps the most popular “edible” holiday is world chocolate day . celebrated on July 11. For the first time began to make chocolate the Aztecs. In Europe learned about chocolate thanks to the Spanish colonizers who brought chocolate or «black gold”, as they called him, from South America. Since then, chocolate has gained incredible fame and love of all mankind. Found that chocolate has many healing properties, in particular it increases vitality and stamina of a person, has a reinforcing effect on mental activity, elevates mood and improves emotional background.
Chocolate day were the first to mention the French since 1995, but soon this holiday has acquired the status of a worldwide celebration. Man’s love for chocolate is so great Continue reading