From 28 August to 11 September in Limassol, Cyprus wine festival is held. It’s a Grand celebration wine festival, held since 1961 and lasting about 10 days. For two weeks in the Park Spa town of Limassol can taste local wines.
It is most advantageous to come to the Park in the evening: from 20 to 23 hours are treated free of charge! A wine festival is held exclusively with the national colors. The sounds of the bouzouki (a traditional stringed instrument similar to Russian domra or balalaika) merge with singing famous songs and friendly cotton batters clear rhythm to all the dancers. You can even participate in the process of preparing the drink: roll up your pants and dance a La Celentano in the VAT of grapes under Cypriot music. In early September on the island great beach weather – the temperature was about +30, water temperature 26. Week in Cyprus in September – from 360 euros.
18 – 20 September (Melnik castle) and 26 – 27 September (Karlstejn castle) in the Czech Republic passes wine events. Wine tasting, of course (although Czech wines, frankly, not for everybody). Scheduled craft fair, costumed historical procession and fireworks. To get to the Miller and karlštejn Continue reading
“Kanaval”, “Mardi Gras”, “Carnevale”, “Fat-Tuesday”, “Carnival” — different countries, different names… And yet, wherever there’s been this wonderful holiday, it always means one thing — a giant street party. This year’s carnival celebrations reach a climax on March 4, and the streets of many cities in the world filled with colors, music and fun.
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro — perhaps the most famous festival in the world. His marches and enthusiastic citizens — carnival event of international significance that marks the eve of lent, — 40-day period of abstinence for Catholics. In short, carnival — it is a chance to eat, to feast and to natalitsa before the days of self-denial, which occur on ash Wednesday (day of repentance).
European recognised by the Catholic Church as a pagan holiday which has conquered the whole world. It became popular in the most unexpected corners of the planet, for example, in Goa — predominantly Hindu resort India, where the carnival was introduced by the Portuguese.
Without a doubt, the North American carnival capital — New Orleans. Here day breaks before lent sounds in French — “Mardi Gras” (same as “Fat – Tuesday” or Fat Tuesday). Continue reading
Fiery performances and orange battle, impressive festive costumes and mesmerizing events. February in southern Europe – month colorful carnivals, extending from Italy to the Canary Islands.
Italy. Orange battle“
Every year in February in the Italian city of Ivrea, located in the Piedmont region, is the traditional carnival. The main highlight of the carnival is held not far from Turin, is the orange battle. During the festival, local youth, dressed in knight costumes, oncidiums hundreds of tons of oranges. This tradition appeared in the XIX century. Fruit battle symbolizes the rebellion against the lords of the tyrants who ruled the Italian cities in the middle ages. Orange battle this year will be the opportunity to observe 14-16 February. Every year grows the number of those who wish to participate.
France: the carnival of flowers and music
French festival of colors is celebrated even 14 days (February 12-28 ). This year’s theme, King of the Blue Planet, dedicated to the protection of the environment. At the festival you can see hundreds of thousands of gladioli, carnations and Mimosa. This French carnival is very modern, not devoid of humor, funny masks, performances of various artists and clowns, concerts. The main entertainment is to buy colored Continue reading