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.
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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Today 27 July in Finland is celebrated touching holiday – Day Sony . This is a great way to recoup the household for some insidious draw of 1 April. The man in the house, which to this day is not lucky to sleep for the longest time, Wake up in a puddle of water . generously wyliei on his sleepy head.
Generally, the version of the origin of the festival is very sad. The seven youths of Ephesus were immured in the cave because they were Christians and refused to offer sacrifice to the pagan gods. However, miraculously they did not die, but fell asleep for 200 years, becoming a living symbol of the end of the era of persecution of Christianity.
With all due respect to the legend, the Finns decided to focus on the positive side of history – the people who awoke to find that their world has changed for the better . In the port city of Naantali this day is a big national holiday. And the main character is Sonya of the year becomes a pre-selected resident of the city. At 7 am it, wrapped in blankets, stuffing their city dock, and only when he comes out, the audience finds out who it is. Typically, this is the man known in town . – so, each mayor Naantali ever dived the pier, or it could be an artist, a painter, Continue reading