If You want somewhere to take off in full, then you should look for a place that will host the festival. It is difficult to think of a better way to feel the atmosphere and culture of a country than to visit traditional holiday. Sviter will help you decide! We offer you a selection of the largest and most unusual festivals in the world. A sea of emotions and memories guaranteed!
Lantern festival in Thailand
This tradition of launching lanterns into the sky came from Burma, a neighbor of the Northern provinces of Thailand, but not widespread in the Central part and in the southern provinces of the Kingdom. In the North of Thailand this festival sky lanterns called Yee Peng.
The festival of colors in India
It should be noted that Holi is not exclusively a Hindu ceremony, as believers of other religions (Sikhism, Jainism and others) have their version of the holiday. The most noisy and solemn form to the festival in Punjab, where the participation of both Hindus and Sikhs.
The Tomatina festival in Spain
The festival lasts one week and includes musical performances, food fair, parades, dancing and fireworks. The night before the tomato fight, bidding for cooking paella. The first event La Tomatina Continue reading
Many countries celebrate Halloween on October 31. The night will be lit sinister pumpkin «lamps Jack», and British and American children will engage in fun fun. Dressed as witches and devils, the guys are worn with cries of schools and houses and require some sweets.
Halloween pumpkin stuck in her candle called «lamp Jack» purpose. This symbol is most often associated with the Irish legend about a man named Jack, an old farmer, who was a fan of play cards and drink. He is so brazen that had been twice deceived by the devil, and after his death it fell not in heaven because of his vicious life, nor to hell because the devil during the life of Jack vowed not to take his soul. So Jack was doomed to wander the world with a pumpkin head with a burning coal inside it.
It is worth noting that Halloween is not the only day in the year when people behave a bit strange, in many countries there are no less fun and unusual holidays and festivals.
Interesting festival in the USA
Mid-July is remarkable that in the small town of East Dublin, Georgia festival Summer Redneck Games. This event has long earned the reputation of the stupid festival and is considered 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