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Festival of chrysanthemums German

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

Holidays and festivals summer

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

The Carnivals of the world

From carnival to the carnival

February was this year unusually eventful: Maslenitsa, matched to the same this time with Valentine’s Day, and now and carnivals. The carnival is nothing like carnival in the Western manner, but the word itself means “farewell, meat”. As well as Russian carnival, Catholic tradition of carnival combined pagan celebrations on the occasion of the spring meeting and the preparation for lent.

In contrast to the Russian cheese of the week, also known as Shrove Tuesday, the Catholic carnival are more widespread geographically. Along with the colonization of the tradition has spread worldwide and was adapted to local customs and mores. But the main feature of the carnival favourite costume has been preserved everywhere. This tradition change and play different roles appeared in the Ancient Rome once a year, for 5 days, the owners and the slaves become equal. All gathered together for one holiday table, and to get rid of the social prejudices of everyday life, faces hid behind masks. This tradition still is a main feature of carnival in Venice . Venice carnival is not only the most famous in the world but also the oldest. Officially, the celebration of carnival was approved in the 13th century, but its heyday, carnival was reached in the 17th century. In the old days Continue reading

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