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
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
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