Bright orange, Sunny yellow, fiery red and white – chrysanthemum amaze us with its variety of colors and shapes. They can be gentle and stern, shy and aggressive, self-confident and shy. And if You want to see a real riot of colors on the background polyphase autumn nature, which can be compared with night fireworks, You need to go to German, idyllic village at the foot of the black forest, Lahr (Lahr, Schwarzwald, Germany), where 22 October-13 November-the biggest in Germany autumn flower festival – the Festival of chrysanthemums .
From the history of the holiday
In the late 80-ies of the last century gardeners G. Lar visited French sister city Share where they were struck by the beauty of lush flowering cascading chrysanthemums, which in Germany in those days, almost nothing was known. To decorate the city with waterfalls of bright colors in a period when almost nothing is blooming, that is, in late autumn, German gardeners have thoroughly studied the manner and method of cultivation cascading forms. From fast-growing and abundantly blooming varieties they managed to grow cascading chrysanthemums, reaching up to two meters in length!
In November 1993 for the first time in Lara were decorated with cascades of chrysanthemums public buildings. In parallel, in the city hall Sulzberghalle passed Continue reading
Loud spring rain, warm summer rain. mushroom autumn rain is in itself a holiday, if all this is not only delayed in prolonged bad weather. However, in some countries the feasts of rain is celebrated according to the calendar, and despite the weather conditions. And unless the rain didn’t deserve it?
The oldest of these festivals is Aremostly. Every year in late December, they celebrated the Aztec tribes in North America. And holiday (translated into Russian his name sounds like “water release”), and ceremonial dances, and sacrifices were dedicated to the rain God Tlaloc.
Because the main food of the Aztecs was the dish of corn, the Indians asked the terrible God to be merciful and release water from heaven in the form of rain for watering plants. Given the fact that the deity took only sacrifice little children, the Aztecs without remorse drowned babies in the midst of fun and dancing. Sometimes, instead of babies Tlaloc sacrificed slaves, but such a sacrifice was considered more scarce. Yes, very much for the opportunity to taste tortillas from corn. Well, now that this supposed edge.
Much more romantic and not as severely “blessed Day of rain” is celebrated in the Kingdom of Bhutan. There’s this festival is held after the end of the monsoon in the third week of September (usually Continue reading
Old carnival principle States that life should be treated seriously only to the fun.
Brazilian carnivals, perhaps, the most exciting show in the world and the main event of the year for every Brazilian. No wonder they say that in Brazil live from carnival to carnival.
Carnival in Salvador
Carnival in Salvador is the best of Afro-Brazilian music, as well as performances by different groups, called societies Afoxé. One of the most famous bands – Filhos de Gandhi (Gandhi Children). Dressed in white tunics and blue turbans, members of this society form one of many groups participating in the procession.
Each group is formed around the two platforms. At the head of the group on the platform is the orchestra. Platform surrounded by dancers. The orchestra plays such fiery music that it is impossible to stand still, all around dancing, having fun, joking and laughing.
Unlike carnival in Rio de Janeiro here anyone can easily become a participant of the parade. For this he just need to buy a t-shirt, giving the right to join any group.
White carnival would recommend you to go with the sum of not more than 20$ in my pocket for incidentals. Police on special platforms sit every Continue reading