This year September is not kind to us weather, Indian summer got lost somewhere. The rain and damp, looming gray sky — this is the weather forecast for the next few days. In Europe the situation is not much better. However, spring and autumn — traditionally considered the best season for travel in European countries. And for good reason. September, October, November — three months, when the Old world is literally buried in various festivals and celebrations. So, we offer you to familiarize yourself with the main autumn European events not to miss something important, walking around Europe.
Festival of street art (Nuart Streetart)
Norway, Stavanger (20th September — on the 18th of November)
At this time in Norway is going to a huge amount of artists from around the world. Armed with spray paint they paint the walls of houses, fences, fencing, creating as little graffiti, and large-scale works.
Germany, Munich, Theresienwiese (22nd September to 7th October)
For 200 years, held in Munich for the annual Oktoberfest beer festival. The first Oktoberfest was held on October 12, 1810 in honor of the wedding of the future king Ludwig I and his bride Princess Continue reading
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
If You want somewhere to take off in full, then you should look for a place that will host the festival. It is difficult to think of a better way to feel the atmosphere and culture of a country than to visit traditional holiday. Sviter will help you decide! We offer you a selection of the largest and most unusual festivals in the world. A sea of emotions and memories guaranteed!
Lantern festival in Thailand
This tradition of launching lanterns into the sky came from Burma, a neighbor of the Northern provinces of Thailand, but not widespread in the Central part and in the southern provinces of the Kingdom. In the North of Thailand this festival sky lanterns called Yee Peng.
The festival of colors in India
It should be noted that Holi is not exclusively a Hindu ceremony, as believers of other religions (Sikhism, Jainism and others) have their version of the holiday. The most noisy and solemn form to the festival in Punjab, where the participation of both Hindus and Sikhs.
The Tomatina festival in Spain
The festival lasts one week and includes musical performances, food fair, parades, dancing and fireworks. The night before the tomato fight, bidding for cooking paella. Continue reading