OPHELIA, TAPATI, HOLI: THE MOST UNUSUAL FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD
THE PROCESSION OF VIKINGS WITH BURNING TORCHES MARCHING ON THE STREET, TRUMPETING IN A TRADITIONAL MILITARY HORNS… THEN TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION THROUGH THE ANCIENT RITE OF THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD SOLDIERS BURNED THE WOODEN 30-FOOT BOAT, WHICH IS SPECIALLY BUILD FOR THE HOLIDAY EVERY YEAR…SO GOES THE ANNUAL SCOTTISH OPHELIA (UP HELLY AA FESTIVAL) IN THE TOWN OF LERWICK. THIS YEAR AN UNUSUAL EVENT TOOK PLACE ON JANUARY 29.
Over 900 beautifully dressed participants followed the entourage of 40 Vikings and their giant ship to the place where the fire will be lit.
On the coast, the ship burned — 900 torches were thrown on the “ancient” ship.
Another unusual holiday called monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) takes place in the province of Lopburi in Thailand. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.
The festival of colors in new Delhi – the festival of Holi (The Festival of Colors) is an Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Continue reading
In addition to all your favorite holidays, New year, Valentine’s Day, 8 March, Christmas, there are several unusual festivities, which few people know, as they are marked in the same place (city, state, country). To understand the nature of these holidays, one should not just limit yourself to your own culture and traditions.
The celebrations, which will continue to be a conversation, a very colorful, cheerful and sometimes seem strange, but their main feature is that all participants were well during the festivities.
In different parts of the world on 19 September to celebrate international pirate day. People decorate your image with a bandana, a bandage over one eye, vest, hat, toy gun, drinking strong rum, and roughly behave like real pirates. By the way, this holiday is very fond of not only adult uncle, but also children who are ready to try on the image of a pirate, and even better to ride on the ship.First pirate day was celebrated in the United States.
Huge fun causes a world Cup birth, which was invented by the British in the town of Egremont. The festival is held annually in the month of September, it attracts several thousand people trying to show on its face Continue reading