Carnivals in southern Europe
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…

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The Best beer festivals in Germany
  If you missed the world's largest beer festival – German-Oktoberfest – this does not mean that you have missed a drop-down once a year chance to join the Germans…

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The Women of the world holidays

the Ancient Germans believed that in women there is something sacred, and therefore consulted them as oracles. Often the reverence of men came on, and they worshipped women as a real living goddesses. Imagine the ancient Germans, shaggy and fierce, dressed in animal skins, with war paint on his face. Now, this wild subject had not committed himself one day in a year for tenderly-sweet eulogies “weak half of mankind,” but honestly women were worshiped all year round…

We, modern women, it seems that this holiday was always. Does — our great-grandmother were spared from having to blush with pleasure, listening required the compliments and taking the gift of the branches of stunted Mimosas. Thank you Clara Zetkin and Leonid Ilyich! The decision on annual celebration of International women’s day was taken in 1910 at the second International conference of socialists in Copenhagen, on the proposal of Clara Zetkin. The holiday was first held in 1911 in America and in some European countries and in 1913 — in Russia. In 1966, by order of Leonid Brezhnev, on March 8 became a non-working day in the USSR — and to this day remains as such.

Are we right, proudly calling this day “international”? Judge for yourself. This day is declared a national Continue reading

Unusual festival of LOI Krathong in Thailand

 

Surely, you have heard that in the land of smiles during the year notes any unusual holidays. This Thai New year – Songkran Day and pineapple, and Makha Bucha, the rocket festival, flower festival and many others, in an unusual celebration. And if you’re going to relax in Thailand from Belgorod in the month of November, you will have the unique opportunity to attend the festival of LOI Krathong.

The LOI Krathong festival/Loi Krathong is celebrated each year across the country and in some regions bordering Burma and Laos. Speaking generally, it is a celebration of the spirits of water and light. He is being held in the dark under a full moon in November. At this time in Thailand across the country celebrated the flood and the rivers reach its maximum strength. And since in the Northern regions of the hot season and the rainy season are most pronounced, it is best to visit during the celebration of the festival in the Northern capital city of Chiang Mai.

In the literal translation from Thai language the word ” loi ” means “float” and “krathong” -“the boat leaves from banana trees”. According to the traditions, boats-krathongs shall be made from the leaves of a banana tree and decorated with flowers. But modern krathongs, often made from Continue reading

About the country

 

Kingdom Denmark – it is a small country that is located on the shores of the North sea and the Baltic sea in Northern Europe. Denmark called “the pearl” of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is known for its Royal castles, colorful cozy houses, narrow medieval streets, canals and bridges, and monuments of fairy tales. Denmark – the birthplace of the famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen . a heroine of one of his tales the little Mermaid is the symbol of Copenhagen. In addition, it is a country of fearless Viking . once lived on its territory.

Many centuries ago, Denmark was one of the most powerful States in Northern Europe. The Danes were members of the Vikings from the late 8th to 11th century. On their account – many victories and conquests. Today anyone has a unique opportunity to attend the annual Viking festival in Aarhus. and also to see a 1000 year old Viking longships in Roskilde. Restored settlement of these ancient Scandinavian people you will find in the city of Ribe in Ribe Viking Centre. About mighty history of Denmark is reflected in the monuments in the town of Jelling and the ancient Viking fortress – Trelleborg. Aggersborg. Furkat.

To date, Denmark – a modern developed country. It includes Faroe Islands . as well as the island of Greenland Continue reading