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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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Calendar of holidays and events for the week of 14 to 20 September
    Calendar of holidays and events for the week of 14 to 20 September will reveal information about important and significant holidays of the Church calendar, the people's will,…

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Rest fall: off-peak season and festivals – Mangrum Ukraine

From 28 August to 11 September in Limassol, Cyprus wine festival is held. It’s a Grand celebration wine festival, held since 1961 and lasting about 10 days. For two weeks in the Park Spa town of Limassol can taste local wines.

It is most advantageous to come to the Park in the evening: from 20 to 23 hours are treated free of charge! A wine festival is held exclusively with the national colors. The sounds of the bouzouki (a traditional stringed instrument similar to Russian domra or balalaika) merge with singing famous songs and friendly cotton batters clear rhythm to all the dancers. You can even participate in the process of preparing the drink: roll up your pants and dance a La Celentano in the VAT of grapes under Cypriot music. In early September on the island great beach weather – the temperature was about +30, water temperature 26. Week in Cyprus in September – from 360 euros.

18 – 20 September (Melnik castle) and 26 – 27 September (Karlstejn castle) in the Czech Republic passes wine events. Wine tasting, of course (although Czech wines, frankly, not for everybody). Scheduled craft fair, costumed historical procession and fireworks. To get to the Miller and karlštejn 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

Delicious summer salads for the holiday table recipes

In the summer, we especially want to keep your figure in perfect form. But it is quite difficult if you do not do physical exercise. We offer you a light and tasty summer salads recipes which will come in handy on a festive table, and for every day.

In the heat we often visit the idea that “hungry”. But after a few hours, our body still wants to eat. Offer You in the summer to pay a little more attention to the salads. They have a low caloric content, and a variety of ingredients will help you cook the most interesting and delicious culinary masterpieces on weekdays and on the holiday table.

Recipe 1. Salad «Orange ships”

If your guests with a good sense of taste, this salad they will appreciate. Preparation time is not more than 40-47 minutes.

For cooking you will need the following products:

– 4-5 ripe oranges, it is better not large;

– 200 g canned sweet corn;

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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 year in February in the Italian city of Ivrea, located in the Piedmont region, is the traditional carnival. The main highlight of the carnival is held not far from Turin, is the orange battle. During the festival, local youth, dressed in knight costumes, oncidiums hundreds of tons of oranges. This tradition appeared in the XIX century. Fruit battle symbolizes the rebellion against the lords of the tyrants who ruled the Italian cities in the middle ages. Orange battle this year will be the opportunity to observe 14-16 February. Every year grows the number of those who wish to participate.

France: the carnival of flowers and music

French festival of colors is celebrated even 14 days (February 12-28 ). This year’s theme, King of the Blue Planet, dedicated to the protection of the environment. At the festival you can see hundreds of thousands of gladioli, carnations and Mimosa. This French carnival is very modern, not devoid of humor, funny masks, performances of various artists and clowns, concerts. The main entertainment is to buy colored Continue reading

June 21-22 – summer solstice

 

June 21-22 is the pinnacle of the year, marks the turning of the Sun in winter and is called the feast of Kupala. This rotation of the Sun, which divides the year into two halves, anciently accompanied by a special festival.

The history of Kupala, rooted in the depth of millennia. The Union of fire, water, earth, and sky — the so-called summer solstice.The main mystery of Midsummer celebrations begin the night of 21 to 22 June. Afternoon assemble and weave wreaths, and at night make offerings to fire and water, earth and sky, dance around the campfire and sing songs. Jumping over the fire and dancing on coals is a fiery cleansing. The water in this period is filled with the miraculous power to heal, protect, attract, bring health, beauty and peace.

Astronomically July 2, the Earth passes perihelion. Perihelion — the farthest point from the Sun Earth’s orbit. At noon height of the Sun above the horizon for most. The sun for a short time becomes in a special position, symbolizing unity with God. In three days — from 5 to 7 July — all the waters of the Earth are charged with special, magical powers. The sun like the face of God sends his divine grace through the element of Water. A person can receive spiritual revelation given directly by God.

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