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UNUSUAL HOLIDAYS AUGUST

In August, quite a lot of holidays and not only formal, but very unusual. Celebrate them in different corners of the globe fun and interesting. With some of them today we’ll introduce ourselves.

Since 1984 with an easy left hand British lefties 13 August worldwide annually celebrated “left-hander’s Day”. By the way, funny the fact that in the imperishable work of the Russian writer Nikolai Leskov- «left-handed» our left-handed craftsman shod toy flea, made right-handed

Brussels flower carpet — so-called holiday, which is celebrated Belgians on August 13-14. Every two years in the Central square of Brussels Grand place is spread a carpet of begonias live “tuberose grandiflora” (this variety was bred in 1860 in Flanders). The fragrant freshness of begonias supports within two days of the holiday the whole system of fountains, organically included in the plexus ornaments from 800 thousand colors. August 14 all gather in the square near the city hall, where a sound and light show, and the sky all night illuminated by fantastic fireworks.  Continue reading

Tulip Festival in Holland

One of the highlights of spring for local residents and tourists for many decades, remains the Tulip festival in Holland. Every year the people of the Netherlands and those who once visited this country, looking forward to spring to see how this time will surprise their nature in cooperative “work” with talented florists and gardeners.

In the Netherlands generally like to spend and make a feast of colors, for example, the tradition of the festival of roses in Holland in a small village Lottum for almost a hundred years. Very “young” compared to him, he’s only 60 years old, looks flower festival, organized yearly in the fall in Aalsmeer, a town near Amsterdam. where is the world’s largest auction of flowers, and, of course, there is an annual Tulip festival.

In Holland during the flowering of their favorite flower, holidays, exhibitions and festivals tulips arranged in different places of the country, but the most ambitious, the most famous, the most significant and the most amazing Tulip festival — this is the flower parade, Bloemencorso, which satisfied here annually. This is a great show of colors Continue reading

About Soviet holidays

One of the main General points, unifying view of the different people of our country, as yet, the memory of the Soviet holidays — November 7, 1 may, 8 March… In General. However, even “international” holidays were full of national flavor. Our main observation is that when we read, analyzed completed questionnaires, was that the way, coming from a child, has a special intensity and strength, and over the years, its brightness gradually increases.

Elderly people, especially those who are over 60, remember the holidays of his childhood. This feature of the holiday is remembered in childhood, to create an image of a real holiday for the rest of his life and connected with the revival in the memory of the Soviet holidays. Of course, we have a paradoxical situation. Just 20 years ago the citizens of our country were obliged to celebrate the days of the 7th of November, the 1st of may, other Soviet holidays (in their year were few, only a few non-working days: 7 and 8 November, 1 and 2 may, 5 December — Constitution day, later on it was added on 1 January, 8 March and 9 may). But these holidays have left their mark in the souls of children who participated in them together with senior. And now, when the children grew up and became adults, “a real holiday” for many of them Soviet.

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