just a couple of months ago I told you about the most unusual festivals in the world: the monkey feast in India, throwing pumpkins in the U.S., the festival of colors in India, Orange slaughter in Italy. also in a separate article devoted to the Festival called “Tomatina” in Colombia. And so my friends I pulled another 9 very amazing festivals of different Nations. I want to share them with you. Let’s start. 1. Naki Sumo – the festival of crying babies (Japan)
Any mother feels bad when her baby crying, but during this festival, loud crying is a big advantage. Every year in the castle Sensoji in Tokyo, is more than 400 years of history, the purpose of which – to calm fretful children, and to maintain their health. Two adult sumo wrestler lifts him into the air little children and grimaces trying to scare them to such an extent that the baby roared all he was worth. The judge listens carefully to both children and determines the winner. Parents voluntarily sending their children to participate in this competition, believing that it helps to ward off evil spirits and protect them through life. This year in Naki Sumo involves more than 80 children aged under one year. 2. Kanamara Matsuri – steel phallus (Japan)
Translation Kanamara Matsuri means “the Festival of the steel phallus”, which occurs annually in the Japanese city of Kawasaki. This is the phallus during the festival Continue reading
Even experienced travelers will confirm that the South of India — one of the most exciting areas in all of Asia, with its unique colour, tradition and history. The center of the Dravidian culture of India black, huge temples and towers — gopura, dotted with thousands of sculptures of gods, colonial architecture, beautiful beaches, colourful tribes, world famous ashrams, mazes, lakes and backwaters, amazing cuisine and vibrant celebrations — all of South India. Our journey will take place across two States — Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the South of the Indian subcontinent…
Tamil Nadu is the cradle of ancient Dravidian culture. The land is home to the indigenous population of the Indian subcontinent, the birthplace of the great Tamil poetry and literature, and the great monuments of architecture. Tamil Nadu – the earth is literally dotted with temples and priceless examples of ancient architecture. No wonder it is called the “Land of temples” — by some estimates there are about 30,000. No coincidence that there has arisen one of the most impressive temple dance of India – Bharatanatyam and famous Indian art bronze Continue reading
In every religion and culture is something that other people find strange traditions or rites of passage, but for the true believers, these rituals are quite acceptable. In Christianity, Judaism and Islam, there are ceremonies and practices, marking important life events: birth, marriage, coming of age and death; and many of these ceremonies may seem very unusual for the ignorant. Under such rituals implied figurative eating of flesh and blood (communion), surgical operation with babies and children (circumcision) or the restoration of sight or hearing or touch (faith healing). Throughout the world there are religious practices that seem to be just another wild and believers consider it normal.
Pierce his skin thick hooks in dedication, to throw the baby to a height of 50 feet, that it was healthy, to sprinkle his car with Holy water and ovesight flowers – many people find it strange religious customs. But who says they are even more strange than familiar religious traditions in the Western world? Here are some unusual religious rituals in the world – from the rite of passage to rituals for wealth and luck.
Extreme body piercing
During the celebration of a religious festival Thaipusam Hindu world Express their commitment to God Murugan, piercing Continue reading