Many people dream to visit Hong Kong and to see this city is to stroll along the promenade, climb to Victoria Peak, overlooking the world-famous panorama. But Hong Kong is not only a modern city with a palisade of skyscrapers and attractions for every taste. The most amazing thing is how the locals follow the traditions, respect and love their culture. You will see this if you visit it during one of the traditional holidays or festivals.
Folk festivals in the period of Chinese new year is, of course, the main event of the year, but the holiday calendar is not limited to a single holiday, Hong Kong is a year-round color and fun. In may and June there will be several festivals that are of interest to tourists.
Hong Kong holidays are tied to the Lunar calendar, therefore it is relatively familiar to us Gregorian they change every year.
In may pass directly 3 festival devoted to important to the people of Hong Kong religious holidays.
11 may in Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of the sea goddess tin Hau – patroness of seafarers and fishermen. The life and prosperity of Hong Kong is inextricably linked with the sea, so the locals refer to this goddess with great respect and has devoted Continue reading
Ask any person what the beer, and you will say that this is one of the most famous, favorite and ordinary people, and presidents, and artists drink. Evidence of this fact are numerous celebrations and festivals held in various countries, additional symbols, traditions dedicated to this drink.
Undoubtedly, each of you have heard about the large-scale and well-known to every lover of beer festival — Oktoberfest held annually in Munich, Germany. Celebrated not only in this country, by the way, but in many others. In the days of the festival doors of all the pubs wide open for all fans of the popular drink is beer. Every year they traditionally gather together to celebrate or just to salute, having tried any new variety. Pour beer in a specially made for this festival beer mugs, often representing symbols and pictures. New year — new mug.
In addition to Oktoberfest in Germany is also another famous festival in Stuttgart — Cannstatter Volkfest, which translated means “national folk festival”. It is held since 1818, organized by King William and his wife Catherine, in honor of the end of the disease the time of the plague, which lasted for several years and claimed the lives of many people. The celebration traditionally begins with the opening ceremony barrels at 11 o’clock. All around, wherever I look, there are stalls Continue reading
January 2 – Chicken Christmas (Day of St. Ignatius of Antioch) – on this day, the guest came in the first house, declared “chicken anointed one.” The owner puts it on the pillow so he was carrying eggs. Then give him the pumpkin and the guest breaks it so that the seeds scattered as it is possible further in all directions, that is, the Chicks were born in large numbers. Also on this day, each member of the family happiness throws into the fire a log or branch.
January 5 – Tutsindan (“Fat day”). This Orthodox holiday. Montenegro is famous for its religiosity, but because in this day it is strictly forbidden to punish children because the rest of the year they will misbehave. For the holiday table, slaughtered lamb or suckling pig.
6 January – Christmas eve (Badnjak, Bannigan), January 7 – Christmas. These holidays in Montenegro are among the most important. Seventh of January after the festive Liturgy Montenegrins taste rakija (fruit moonshine), eating dried fruits and nuts, and in the evening, on the table there “pogacsa” (flat cake of batter) and “pechenitsa” (spit-roast pig).
January 13 – Old New year . Cook round cakes made of corn dough with cream (curdled cream).
Easter is traditionally the most revered holiday. Like Russians, Montenegrins Continue reading