We all know such holidays as new year, the eighth of March, and all those other who have or have had public holidays. We are also known for such international days, such as April fool’s day, Valentine’s day or the day of Cosmonautics, somebody else will be able to name the day of the Heart. However, the international days-holidays much more than we think. They are all established by the UN and UNESCO, and if not check in with us, then surely at some point the world is celebrated in a big way.
So, in January, in addition to the new year, marked another international day “thanks”. January 11, can without exaggeration be called one of the “polite” dates in a year — today is the international day of “thank you” (International Thank You Day). “Thank you” is, without which our lives would be negligible and gloomy.
While January 21 is celebrated worldwide one of the most unusual holidays — International hug day (International Hug Day). It was founded in the USA in 1986 under the name of the National day of hugs (National Hugging Day), and then rapidly spread worldwide.
In February, in addition to Valentine’s Day, is celebrated the world day of the sick World Continue reading
The U.S. is not experiencing a shortage in all kinds of festive events and festivals. Almost every day there are several dozen kinds of holidays, from religious and cultural activities to sports. In the days of nationwide celebrations almost all the shops, banks and offices are closed. Many States also have their own weekends associated with local festivals or religious holidays (in some States, for example, good Friday is the incomplete working day).
Almost half of the country is in a festive euphoria and not working during the Superbowl (the final competition in American football, the end of January) or the Stanley Cup final hockey (April-may). In February or March is the famous festival of Mardi-Gras (Mardi Gras) in New Orleans, collecting a few hundred thousand participants and tourists from all over the world. In the middle of March is St. Patrick’s Day, accompanied by numerous parades and ethnic ceremonies, which was originally a folk holiday of the Irish community, in recent times it has become a national holiday that is celebrated with particular fervor in new York and Chicago. In may held a famous Derby of Kentucky (Kentucky Derby, Louisville).
Independence day (commemorates the signing of the Declaration of independence July 4, 1776) – the main national holiday of the United States. These days, almost the entire Continue reading
On the role and place in the tourism sporting events similar to various theater: carnivals, festivals (French word from Latin festivus is a holiday), national festivals, song contests and beauty. In Ancient Greece (6th century BC) in honor of the God Apollo started Pythian games — musical competition, which gathered participants and spectators from all over the Greek World. Prize for the winner was a Laurel wreath.
Among the most famous events in modern cultural life is part of the Edinburgh festival. In Edinburgh (UK) attracts the world’s best Opera, ballet and theatre companies, as well as various folk ensembles. Same here and fans are flocking eternal art. Among lovers of classical music popular international festivals in Santander (Spain; has been held for 50 years) and Lucerne (Switzerland). Festivals of classical art can collect up to 55 thousand people. The most important events in the world of art festivals have become cinema. They are traditionally held in Cannes (France), Venice (world’s first international film festival in 1932), Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow, Cairo (the largest film festival in the Arab world).
But a truly global reputation enjoyed carnivals. The origin of the carnival originates from the ceremony in honor of the ancient Continue reading