Children's Day
  International children's day is celebrated every year on 1 June, which was established in November 1949 in Paris by the decision of the Congress of the International democratic Federation…

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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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Merry holidays: Summer festivals in Ukraine


This summer, the Ukrainians are facing a pretty intense program of music festivals. I chose a few, in my opinion, the most interesting of them, among which every fan festival activities will find yourself the atmosphere, the music and the venue to taste.

The Festival «The Prophet» . which will be held on 17-18 July in the town of Smela of Cherkasy region, promises to be a major gathering of the year for metalheads from all over Ukraine. The festival will feature such monsters of hard rock as: Paradise Lost – British idols Gothic metal, thrash metal from Greece’s Suicidal Angels, Norwegian Trail of Tears, playing folk metal, and also Powerwolf from Germany, Dark Funeral from Sweden Gods Tower from Belarus, and Ukrainian command Fleshgore, Moria and Natural Spirit. Entrance to the festival will cost 250 USD. over the three days.

The festival «Taras Bulba» – not only one of the oldest music festivals in Ukraine (it was first held in 1991), as well as one of the most Patriotic. Popularization of Ukrainian music, culture and even local products among the youth – one of the main ideas of the festival, which is held annually near the ancient castle in Dubno Rivne region. From 16 to 18 July «Taras Bulba» continue to promote the young and little-known Continue reading

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 new moon of the year), lantern Festival (the first in the new year the full moon), when across the country millions of lanterns, which, according to legend, was escorted into another world souls of ancestors, descended on the earth to their loved ones to celebrate the New year. The holiday of “Two dozen” (Republic Day) is the anniversary of the Wuchang uprising, and many others. These days almost all buildings, city squares and streets are decorated in traditional style, across the country there are numerous fireworks and parades, music, dance and other lavish ceremony. Almost all traditional festivals are held according to the lunar calendar, so the date varies from year to year.

No less interesting and other events – Festival of the bells wind Kendin (January), Ice World (January-February), the Taiwan lantern Festival in Taichung, Kaohsiung and Taipei (February), the Festival sky lanterns, Pingsi (February), the Festival of the dragon in Miaoli (February), the Festival of the God of wealth (end of February) and the international book fair in Taipei (February). In March held a Festival song-Jing in Kaohsiung, birthday Meaning (the goddess of mercy, Continue reading



What holidays do not invented by mankind during the period of its existence. There are professional, religious, national, and there is unusual. Here are some of them will be discussed in today’s news.

Thailand. Monkey Banquet

Each year, about 600 monkeys enjoying luxury “Royal” lunch only arranged for the primates. For animals serves a huge buffet with a variety of fruits and vegetables. A feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.

Philippines. Festival piglets…

The province is a major supplier of pork in the Philippines and on this occasion there place for the annual carnival costumed pigs. Animals dress up and decorate: “girls” paint sponge, dress Quinceanera dresses and crowned with a crown. “Boys” flaunt in Maritime suits, clown outfits or suits.

Spain. Tomato carnage…

On special trucks to the site of the battle bring a “weapon” – about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. Rules of battle: you can throw tomatoes at anyone, but it is impossible to tear the opponents clothes and throw something other than tomatoes. By the end of the battle wash area with hoses, participants bathe in specially installed for that bathroom stall or just go to the river.

India. The festival of colors Continue reading