Bright Holland: flower FESTIVAL
Day 3: Breakfast. Departure to Germany. The move to Berlin. ATTENTION! DUE TO THE RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT OF BUSES IN THE CENTRE OF BERLIN IS A WALKING TOUR. Tour –…

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The Nibelungen Festival in worms
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.…

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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

Interesting traditions of the peoples of the world

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

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