Best spring carnivals of the world
  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…

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Festivals and holidays in Taiwan
As in mainland China, in Taiwan, there are a huge number of various festive events. Especially popular traditional and public holidays – Chinese New year (first day of the first…

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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

Program of the new year’s festivities in downtown St. Petersburg

This year for St. Petersburgers and guests of the city has prepared the most interesting holiday program – concerts, festivals, riding a roller coaster and the music festival of light projections.

The main new year celebration will start in the city with the arrival of Santa Claus and snow Maiden. Magical train with the main New year will arrive on Wednesday, December 30, at 11:00 on the Ladoga station .

On a fabulous sleigh Santa Claus together with his entourage will travel to St. Petersburg. Santa Claus will visit the red guard, Nevsky and Frunzensky and the Moscow region St. Petersburg, happy New Year young patients of Children’s hospital No. 1 at Vanguard street, and then travel to the area of the Rebellion. From there at 16:00 will begin the parade through the decorated Nevsky Prospekt to Palace square, where from 17:00 will unfold bright theatrical performance . Festive cavalcade will welcome officials of St. Petersburg and the Vologda region, which together with Santa Claus will light the Main Christmas Tree of the city.

On the same day, December 30 . on Palace square will open the music festival of light projections . The first view Petersburgers and city visitors will see at 17:00 . And further, to 7 January videopicture can be viewed daily in 18:00, Continue reading

The Best carnivals of the world

“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