The Time magazine presented a series of photographs titled the World’s Wackiest Holidays . devoted to the most unusual holidays and festivals from different corners of our planet. For example, the monkey festival in Thailand.
Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in the province of lop Buri . Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.
The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) — Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. Fire burn an effigy of Holika, throw the fruits seasonal harvest — grain, coconuts, etc. in the Morning people go to the street, and the fun begins — all drench each other with colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.
Tomatina (Tomatina) in the village of buñol — famous “tomato massacre”. This is one of the most Continue reading
Carnival in Rio is one of the most anticipated festivals in the world. This is a crazy cocktail of colours, costumes, music, dancers.
In fact, the Carnival in Rio — the parade of the Samba schools, which is organized by the Ministry of tourism of the city, the League of Samba Schools and TV stations that broadcast the show.
Each school chooses a theme and prepares its moving platform, the costumes, the sets, the dancing, makes the presentation. At the end of the Carnival selects one school-the winner of which is awarded a cash prize. To study in this school is considered very prestigious.
Holi — festival of colors in India
Holi, the festival of spring and the blossoming of nature in India, is celebrated in February or March. These days Indians are stirring up trouble between men and women jump over the fire and swing on the swings statues of the gods.
But certainly the most talked about event of the festival is the sprinkling each other with colored inks and dousing with water. All these colored powders are made from herbs, which in this period to help fight the spread of different spring virus.
Every year Venice for 12 days turns into a giant stage with decorations for one of the grandest and most dazzling carnivals in the world. Unrestrained Continue reading
world carnival puppets, feast of pizza, beer weekend, the festival of light – September rich with bright events, attracting tourists from around the world. We have compiled a selection of the most interesting festivals of September.
Carnival of marionettes in Jakarta
In the Indonesian capital Jakarta is hosting the world festival of puppets wayang. View the best puppet theaters in the world will go until 8 September. Puppet shows are held at several venues, including, landmarks, e.g., on the outskirts of the National monument on the square Monas, where performances take place all night long. The Central place on the festival stage allotted Indonesian wooden and leather puppets (wayang-Holek and wayang-kulit). Also features dolls from 45 countries, including Turkey, Bolivia, USA. Spain, Italy, Colombia, Thailand and Brazil. Puppet shows, as a rule, not only tell a story, but often are educational and philosophical subtext.
Feast of pizza in Naples
September 3 in Naples started the annual festival of Napoli Pizza Village, which runs until 8 September. One of the highlights of the festival is the world championship of pizza Trofeo Caputo (September 3-4). It will be attended by about 600 artists pizza from 47 countries. They will demonstrate Continue reading