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Most large-scale festivals and carnivals of the world

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 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.

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.

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.

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, where you can see a snow sculpture, height 3 meters, and building life-size, made of giant ice blocks.

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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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24 unusual profession

24th place. “Vydalblivanii” curses. At the crossroads in Ancient Rome sat the scribes and hollowed out on lead and clay butcher the most subtle curse. They believed that the gods will read these boards and will punish the offender.

23rd place. Sellers of tears. In Asian countries people are used to restrain themselves, so the funeral service special mourners. The prices for the services of such personnel as follows: weeping – 1 coin; crying with howling – 3 coins; hysterical crying with howling and falling on your knees – 7 coins; sobbing with being himself in the chest, tearing clothes and rolling on the ground – 20 coins. Before you start, you must pass a test on knowledge of traditions, the ability to sob dramatically and instantly calm down.

22nd place. Nazyvalis dresses. People of this profession comes up with a great title for the clothes of the new collection. “The blood Garibaldi”, “Rice pudding Jawaharla”, “the Seduction of a Prince of Bohemia” and even “Hippie-boy, take me!” is his hand at work.

21st place. A taster of breath. Checks the validity of chewing gum, smelling the breath of people with bad teeth after eating garlic or alcohol. Good gum to numb.

20-th place. The cleaners of the ears. They work in the Chinese baths. These are men and women with cotton sticks in hands that offer their services to the visitors of the baths. Continue reading

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