Festival of the Nibelungs (Die Nibelungen-Festspiele – “Di Nibelungen Festspiele”) opened in in worms (Worms) is one of the most important centers of intellectual, cultural and political events in Europe.
From the beginning the festival was a great success, and for several years was the most popular outdoor festival. On the steps in front of an impressive Vormskyy the Imperial Cathedral (Kaiserdom – “Kaiserdom”) gathers the most famous actors of theatre, film and television and show the diversity that carries the legacy of the Nibelungs.
All German media at the time of the festival only write about the impressive performances of this event. Every year it gathers more than 230 000 viewers watching live performances, and millions of TV viewers watching the performances on home screens or screens of the city.
The origins of the festival — the song of the Nibelungs
Many medieval traditions of the report of the Nibelungs (Nibelungen). The Nibelungs were the guardians of treasures. Their glorified all over the world work “the Song of Nibelungen” (Nibelungenlied – “Nibelungenlied”). It tells the story of how the treasure of the Nibelungs from the king and his sons Continue reading
This summer, the Ukrainians are facing a pretty intense program of music festivals. I chose a few, in my opinion, the most interesting of them, among which every fan festival activities will find yourself the atmosphere, the music and the venue to taste.
The Festival «The Prophet» . which will be held on 17-18 July in the town of Smela of Cherkasy region, promises to be a major gathering of the year for metalheads from all over Ukraine. The festival will feature such monsters of hard rock as: Paradise Lost – British idols Gothic metal, thrash metal from Greece’s Suicidal Angels, Norwegian Trail of Tears, playing folk metal, and also Powerwolf from Germany, Dark Funeral from Sweden Gods Tower from Belarus, and Ukrainian command Fleshgore, Moria and Natural Spirit. Entrance to the festival will cost 250 USD. over the three days.
The festival «Taras Bulba» – not only one of the oldest music festivals in Ukraine (it was first held in 1991), as well as one of the most Patriotic. Popularization of Ukrainian music, culture and even local products among the youth – one of the main ideas of the festival, which is held annually near the ancient castle in Dubno Rivne region. From 16 to 18 July «Taras Bulba» continue to promote the young and little-known Continue reading
Life is interesting in itself, and the presence in it of various holidays and traditions make it even brighter. In each country, and sometimes in each city, there are a number of habits and rituals prevalent among the population. Their diversity is a genuine interest, because many of the existing traditions have ancient roots, and compliance with them is sometimes like a theatrical performance. Of course, many traditions of the peoples of the world formed on the basis of ancient and modern beliefs of a country.
The traditions of the peoples of the world
1. India is one of the most religious countries in the world. Almost every day there are the ceremonies for the deities, recall their exploits, they are offerings. This great living tradition, which is accompanied by a daily mini-rituals. Major holidays are distinguished by their brightness and spontaneity. One of the most cheerful and interesting can be called the birthday of Lord Ganesha – son of Shiva’s elephant-headed. The main tradition of this event, which takes place in August-September, is the preparation of various sweets, which are presented to the deity and then eaten in the whole family.
2. Colorful and can be called the traditions associated with the celebration of the Birthday of the Buddha. Continue reading