What better way to tell about the country and its inhabitants than local holidays and festivals? The Vietnamese are a proud people, tempered in battle for their country, respecting age-old traditions, religious people, and yet that is rapidly growing and keeping up with the times.
The reason for many of the holidays were the legends which were told to the present day the history of Vietnam.
The timing colorful and lush festivals of Vietnam are determined by the lunar calendar. The most famous of the history of the festivals of Vietnam – Tet, Lunar New Year, in celebration of which are organized gay street parties and views, and the Vietnamese themselves together with their families, dressed in national costumes and prepare national food sharing with congratulations and good wishes.
Beautiful and bright autumn festival Thu Trang, during which the Vietnamese people decorate their houses with myriads of colorful paper lanterns, feast on the sweets in the shape of a moon and month, and see theatrical Lion Dance, dancers who perform in masks.
Festivals Of North Vietnam
The Festival, Yen Tu
This colourful religious festival of Vietnam, dedicated to one of the figures of Buddhism, a real personality in the history of Vietnam, the king of the Tran Nhan Volume, twice winning 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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“Newspaper” has chosen the most interesting summer festivals in Moscow, where you can come in any mood — and then to improve it.
Fourth international historical festival “Times and epochs” in the Museum-reserve “Kolomenskoye” will be dedicated to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Guests can play pétanque, croquet, SERCO and badminton; a ride in the vintage cars and horse-drawn carriages; will see a silent movie, and book a vintage dress in a fashion Atelier and make a vintage photograph.
At the site of the “Village” will host goats, cows, sheep; in craft workshops teach those who wish to make wooden utensils, dolls, clay toys, to weave sandals and lace.
Iron the clothes coal irons, to join a working demonstration or Russian dances, at the same time after having a herring with potatoes and looking at the cockroach races at the site of the “Proletariat”. And the “military” site deployed camps European armies and the hospital, will host a series of battles, reconstructing battles of the First world war.
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