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
The world’s best carnivals, which is a great way to have fun before lent by readers of the Guardian .
1. In the first place: Mas Dominik, Roseau, Dominica . This traditional carnival takes place on the eve of Great lent and is characterized by a friendly and non-commercial atmosphere. The holiday is a blend of African masquerade and traditional French carnival. On the first day of the carnival people dress up in costumes or just in pajamas and go outside while banging pots and pans. The atmosphere is so fun and addictive that simple viewer to be no one.
The festival takes place 1-8 March
Nice carnival takes place in the middle of February, but at this time there you can ride along the waterfront on an open-top car and enjoy the many yachts. The main events of the festival are held at Place Masséna.
The festival usually takes place from 18 February to 8 March
Carnival in Cadiz (South of Spain, Andalusia) is the oldest carnival in the world. The holiday dates back to local customs: carnival arranged, when the long voyage returned sailors with gifts and new clothes, which was dressed and walking around the city. Still during carnival wearing a fun, whimsical costumes singing and marching on the city.
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What holidays do not invented by mankind during the period of its existence. There are professional, religious, national, and there is unusual. Here are some of them will be discussed in today’s news.
Thailand. Monkey Banquet
Each year, about 600 monkeys enjoying luxury “Royal” lunch only arranged for the primates. For animals serves a huge buffet with a variety of fruits and vegetables. A feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.
Philippines. Festival piglets…
The province is a major supplier of pork in the Philippines and on this occasion there place for the annual carnival costumed pigs. Animals dress up and decorate: “girls” paint sponge, dress Quinceanera dresses and crowned with a crown. “Boys” flaunt in Maritime suits, clown outfits or suits.
Spain. Tomato carnage…
On special trucks to the site of the battle bring a “weapon” – about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. Rules of battle: you can throw tomatoes at anyone, but it is impossible to tear the opponents clothes and throw something other than tomatoes. By the end of the battle wash area with hoses, participants bathe in specially installed for that bathroom stall or just go to the river.
India. The festival of colors Continue reading