Austria has a huge number of old rural festivals, many of which have pagan roots. And with the amount of various festivals of classic music, Opera and theatre country there are few competitors in the world.
Prepare to welcome Christmas begin in early December with Christkindlmarkt – typical festive markets opened almost all cities and towns of the country. The biggest of them opening directly in front of the Vienna town hall, but no less famous fairs Domplatz in Salzburg and the Old town of Innsbruck. On the eve of St. Nicholas Day (6 December) festive procession in Innsbruck, and on the night of 5 December the Saint himself accompanied by Krampus (Austrian mythical character – traits that accompanies Santa Claus on Christmas and punishing naughty children) and sometimes angels passes at home with gifts for children. Meanwhile, dressed in costumes of devils (Krampuslaufen) run through the streets, portraying the evil spirits fleeing the righteous Saint.
Christmas (Weihnachten) in Austria – a quiet family holiday. Only on Christmas Eve, when finally distributed the gifts, crowds of people take to the streets with Psalms and go from house to house, symbolizing the three kings coming to Bethlehem. Left marks on the doors with chalk (usually three letters K, M and B, which denotes the names of the three Continue reading
Though it ended on a cheerful winter holidays, spring may please fans of the rest of incendiary interesting festivals, which is complete in the first spring month.
1. “European spring” in Arkhangelsk
Why travel far? There is a great opportunity to visit an interesting festival in the North of Russia, which has already become a tradition. In 2012 it will be held in two cities – Severodvinsk and Arkhangelsk in the period from 20 March to 28 April. A huge number of interesting, unusual musical groups from around the world will display their art.
Festival “European spring” pleasant is the fact that to visit it can almost every. The price is affordable, in addition, there is an opportunity to see firsthand the most beautiful places of our country, and to rent a house in Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk or will not deliver the work.
2. “Las Fallas” (Las Fallas)
If you want something unusual, you should go to Spain, in an extraordinary land – Valencia. Previously Las Fallas was nothing more than a pagan festival, Continue reading
Summer is probably the most convenient time for rest and entertainment. When there are so bright and Sunny, in the soul just no place for sadness and depression. Maybe that’s why summer is so much universal holidays, both public and professional. But it was especially lucky for those who in the summer to celebrate their own holiday . Of course this is the Day of birth !
This is the only day in the year when our personal calendar speaks of the coming of the new year, when we rise again to a new stage of life, creating new plans. And we always want to have the birthday celebration was bright, colorful and memorable, and not only for us but for our guests. And in the summer offers many opportunities to realize the most unusual and interesting ideas this holiday.
The choice of place to celebrate a birthday in the summer
The first step is to decide where will be held the birthday celebration . indoors or outdoors.
Thus it is necessary to take into account weather factors, and the number of guests and their age composition, and other details.
So, if you have a lot of guests, they love the great outdoors or among them Continue reading