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Top 10 summer festivals in Russia

“Your Parallel” offers to spend the summer holidays so that they remember for a long time! Go to the festival! Nadori your vocal cords and get a lot of pleasure from the fact that live to see their favorite artists.

Ethnic festival “wild mint”

When . 13, 14 and 15 June

Where: Ethnographic Park “ethnomir” near D. Petrovo (Kaluga region)

This is the largest ethnic festival in Russia, filled with an atmosphere of goodness and happiness, are not wildly popular international rock artists or already overused, but time-tested Russian and Srsne group. Its atmosphere here! A bunch of “indie” and “folk” groups and singers will storm your brain with pleasant melodies and voices. Also at this festival you can not only enjoy music, but also to meditate with Indian yoga instructor, to learn how to swing a samurai sword, to attend various trainings on the development of self-knowledge and to try a lot of exotic dishes. Practically, it’s the same our native “Annual”, which, of course, far less in terms of scope of action and place, but I hope that our native multi-festival will grow, and will even surpass this cultural event.

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Carnivals in Italy

More than 200 years of history has the carnival in Ivrea. Citizens, as in past centuries, dress up in period costumes, are the sounds of drums and bagpipes, a colorful procession with flags around the city, attracting the attention of thousands of specially tourists from all over the world. Carnevale d’ivrea takes one week, ending with the famous battle of the Oranges, and including parades, music, and a giant bonfire. But the pelting each other with oranges attracts the most attention.

The history of Warfare has its roots in the 12th century, then the Duke, Governor of the region, established a “tradition”, according to which he was entitled to spend one night with each newly married woman in his possession. Of course, some men agreed with this because of fear of reprisals from the Almighty Duke, but the legend says that a young woman named violet was not going to enter into relationship with the Duke – and instead of simply to refuse him, she cut his head. Her act led to a revolution in the city, and the poor rose up against their rulers, and to this day she is remembered Continue reading

Unusual traditions of Azerbaijan

In ancient times, the Azerbaijanis adhered interesting custom: if the maid or guest hosts took out a bag of groceries, it was a hint that he should go home. Whether this custom to this day? What traditions of Azerbaijan should know that the person who first visited this country? Knowing the answers to these questions will not only broaden their horizons, but also help to avoid a lot of confusion or even offense. To understand the majority of the Azerbaijani traditions, it must be remembered that they were born as a result of a combination of ancient cults with traditional Muslim norms.

The tradition of hospitality

First time visiting Azerbaijan, is to get acquainted with the traditions of receiving guests in this country. Then you can easily and quickly find a contact with each Azerbaijani. And to host a guest here know how with real panache and genuine hospitality. But it is worth remembering that the rejection of invitations to guests can be regarded as an insult. Although no one will intrude, because the guest’s wish is a law. Therefore it is better to negotiate with the landlord for another time.

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