It is not surprising that people in the summer time, try to be in the fresh air. Summer is a fresh charge of new emotions, it is various holidays and festivals, fairs and music open airs, religious processions and colorful carnivals. We represent your attention a selection of several dozen photos from the German amusement Park, located in the former building of nuclear power plants, with the celebration of Bastille Day in France, as well as many others.
1. About two hundred thousand flowers welcomed the guests of the three-day festival of sunflowers in the Legs, Tochigi Prefecture, North of Tokyo. The girl sitting on his father’s shoulders, barely visible in the field.
2. The two-day festival in honor of the birth of the founder of Lamaism Guru Padmasambhava (VIII century) in Hemis gompa (located 45 km from Leh), a monk of the monastery in the mask performs a ceremonial dance. Hemis gompa – the greatest and the oldest monastery of Ladakh. During the festival there are various ritual dances, which are performed in masks of evil spirits and deities.
3. Rodeo in Helena Montana, cowboy Roy Johnson his performance earned 68 points, finishing in 4th place.
4. Festival of Kyrgyz folklore and folk traditions, lake Cancel (3200 m above Continue reading
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 Germany, the holidays are not always official holidays in all the land because of some of the sovereignty of these lands. Most holidays have a religious origin, the other historical. The country is all year round a large number of festivals or carnivals that beat preconceived ideas about the people, the Germans love to work not only on, but also to relax, since religious holidays or festivals of harvest were the only reason to have a break from the endless work, so here they are so fond of. Festivals is a great excuse to wear costumes, I note that these costumes are available for many Germans and customs of the festivals here, as nowhere else in the world live.
Carnivals in Germany
The carnival begins with the first of February, a bright beginning for which is quite an unusual phenomenon in this country –Brazilian Samba Carnival in Bremen, who would have thought that the Germans are fans of Latin dance. As I understand it one of the modern festivals, and he appeared in eighty-fifth year of the last century. Carnival traditionally begins on Friday with a costumed children’s parade, which adults continue, but the real fun happens on Saturday, when along the Central streets of Bremen drive platform with the giant puppets and decor, which in my invention is not inferior to the carts at the carnival Continue reading