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.
On 21 June of the lunar calendar is marked as the Day of summer solstice. An older name for this holiday is: a Celebration of the summer solstice.
In the pagan culture of our ancestors this holiday had its own traditions and methods of celebrating. They are very interesting and unique. In the pagan calendar of the Slavs this holiday was dedicated to the sun God – the Yarila. To prepare for the morning. Girls wore their best clothes, and adorned themselves with herbs and flowers. Herbs was given the value of the amulets from the dark and evil forces. The most popular were wormwood, St. John’s wort, nettle. They were fastened at the waist.
The guys were busy with another case. They were looking suitable for the size of the tree. It could be birch, willow, chernoklena. Then set it not the place where planned holding of festivals. The girls decorated the tree with scraps of fabric and colors. Called this tree is madder or Midsummer. At the foot of the tree set the image Yarila. They served the doll, the growth in half person. Its made of straw, clay and twigs.
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The eve of the new year – it would not be the only expectation of the holiday, but a time of reckoning. There is something to remember and activists, veterans of the Republic: as usual, the year has been bright, full of events. What are the accomplishments, events, meetings they consider particularly important? I want to wish my colleagues and myself in the new year’s eve? This tells the elders.
Haber of Istratov, prethe Chairman of the Republican Council of veterans (pensioners) RT:
One of the brightest events – the second national festival of Amateur creativity of veterans ’Balkus” when the opportunity to show off their talents again got older persons from all Tatarstan. Among them are the real stars! I am sure that your task – to draw public attention to the elderly, to encourage creative activity, to contribute to the preservation of cultural and national traditions of the peoples of the Republic to pass on to the younger generation – our festival cope. I am glad that expanding geographically, increasing the number of participants. Suppose further “Balkus” collected crowds of participants and spectators!
Rafik Isaikin, Chairman of the Board of Naberezhnye Chelny veterans:
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