Beer is perhaps one of the most democratic drink, having a large army of fans around the world. And in almost all producing countries formed a colorful tradition of beer festivals.
Pub mile, Berlin
For more than 20 years at the beginning of August is the Berlin beer festival, better known as the Beer mile. The festival repeatedly got into the Guinness book of records as having the longest beer garden under the open sky. Guests have the opportunity to try two thousand varieties of dark and light beer, provided by three over hundreds of Breweries from around the world. Beer rely on a variety of national dishes: sausages, sausages, meat from the skewers, pickled vegetables and salt dough pretzels, pretzels. Three days here have time to have fun more than 750 thousand people, after all, a holiday – a real show with a fair, dances and music of various directions.
The most famous festival is held in Germany for Oktoberfest, and this is no accident: according to statistics, foamy drink in this country regularly consume more than 90 percent of men and almost 70 per cent of women. The event, taking place in Munich, grew from the normal of the festival and represents the largest folk festival in the world, because every year it attracts about six million visitors. Interestingly, the festival is attended by only brewing company in the city that brew beer on special, Continue reading
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.
Entering the house, you need to remove your shoes and follow the orders of the master. In Azerbaijan, Continue reading
During the warring States poet qu Yuan was active in educational work, has called for the unity of the country and the salvation of our beloved country, instead of destructive wars.
His ideas were severely repressed rivals, the aristocrats, from which he was expelled from his native city. In exile, qu yuan continued to work, but seeing the devastating effects of civil strife could not stand spiritually and 5 of the 5th month jumped in the water (according to other sources, was killed by the same opponents who scared the rapidly growing reputation of a poet among the locals).
Local residents are deeply respected and loved qu Yuan, rapidly swam to the boats on the river to save the poet. Men used the boats along the river, trying to find the body of the poet and the women stood on the shore, and to protect the body from eating fish and other creatures that were thrown in the water, eggs and rice wrapped in bamboo leaves.
Additions to the legend about a certain doctor . who poured the poison into the water, mixed with wine (realgar) to poison river residents and to find the body of qu Yuan. Since then, every year, in memory of the great poet and a true patriot of his homeland, this festival is celebrated.
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