Unusual holidays of the world

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 Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. Fire burn an effigy of Holika, throw the fruits seasonal harvest — grain, coconuts.

In the morning people go to the street, and the fun begins all over each other colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.

Tomatina (Tomatina) in the village of buñol, famous “tomato battle”. This is one of the most popular holidays in Spain. Annually it is visited by about 36 thousand people. On special trucks to the site of the battle brought a “weapon” — about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are pretty simple — you can throw tomatoes at anyone, importantly, to avoid injury, tomatoes need a good stretch.

Also it is impossible to tear the opponents clothes and throw something else, except the tomatoes, in spite of all the excitement that undoubtedly cover rivals. After the battle the wash area from the hose, the participants are washed in a specially installed for that bathroom stall or just go swimming in the river.

Holiday naked (Naked Mens’ Festival) in Japan — Hadak Matsuri or “festival Nude”, which is celebrated with 767. In the temple Saidaji going 3000 men aged 23 to 43 years who are dressed only in loincloths. This festival aims to attract luck, as it is believed that a naked man takes away all misery if to touch him.

Participants of the event after visiting the Temple, where they undergo purification, organize a procession through the streets of the city, where hundreds of people in search of good luck trying to touch them. On this day, as the street is cool February, and we must have the courage to go out half-naked on the street, Japanese people drink a lot of sake. If vodka.

The Chap & Hendrick’s Olympics in England. Community representatives Chap and Hendrick’s holds an annual competition among gentlemen outdoors in London’s Bedford Square, which aims to maintain and preserve the traditions of English gentlement.

Even in such an unusual way. Immediately reason it reminds me of the club “drone”, where he loved to spend time with the young gentlemen, friends incomparable Worcester:)

The annual festival of The Summer Redneck Games in Georgia, USA, the apotheosis of which is the competition pluginu in liquid clay (Mud Pit Belly Flop) under the joyful screams of the fans.

March of the Zombies (Zombie March) in Boston. The centre on this day flooded beings, allegedly went in search of their victims.

Some “zombie” prefer to dress up in a bloody wedding suits and rubber masks, others depict the living dead, moving like Michael Jackson in the video for the 1983 “Thriller”.

The ancient festival of ancestor worship called Tapati (Tapati Festival) is celebrated by the inhabitants of Easter island in Chile. The islanders dress up each other in special outfits and dancing. Both men and women compete in running with bunches of bananas.

Directs the festivities specially elected Queen: it should be not only beautiful, but also hard-working. The strict jury of elders counts the number of caught fish and Nadal canvases each student.

 

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