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
The worst enemy of the winter holidays – platitude. At first glance it may seem that you’ve tried everything: celebrated in the Guesthouse, the restaurant, in the country, at home with parents, with a bowl of salad in front of the TV. You can, of course, and to repeat the past, but always want something new, magical and amazing. Still, the New year.
What can you do?
To celebrate the New year in suit snow Maiden . You will not only be the center of attention, feel the need, desirable and beautiful. Can offer your servants to the Agency that organizes holidays. Every year they have a shortage of actors willing to play that role in the noisy company. Coat, shawl, and boots will make any woman this maiden. And under the red coat and beard of Santa Claus may be hiding a real Prince!
On the train or bus or plane . In celebration of this being addressed or adventurers or people who will of fate found themselves in a difficult situation – in any case will not be bored. A lot of jokes, champagne, fun and laughter in the circle of new friends. I think ladies are familiar with the so-called “passenger syndrome” which encourages people to revelation with strangers? Enjoy the moment, but do not believe the confessions!
In the dormitory . This is a great option for those who want to combine budget travel and holiday. In youth Continue reading
Brazilian carnival – probably the most bright and colorful holiday, which ever saw the world
Extravaganza of colors, bright colors, gorgeous costumes, beautiful people, fiery Latin rhythms – that was the simple secret how to make the most cheerful holiday in the world.
Carnival in Brazil got together with Portuguese immigrants who were brought to the new world their culture. Here the tradition of wide celebrations before lent for centuries, is closely intertwined with the melodies and dances of former African slaves and lush ceremonial outfits from the bright feathers of the indigenous inhabitants of these places. It is worth noting that the Portuguese carnival has long been associated with such “entertainment”, as-ing each other with tomatoes and eggs, affusion and sprinkling with flour. Fortunately, this almost never practiced, but because the dancers in lavish costumes are very lucky.
However, Brazilian carnival, born in such a melting pot of different cultures and beliefs, and then continued to absorb the best holiday traditions of other countries. For example, in the nineteenth century to the Brazilian carnival “returned” masks of the Venetian carnival, which is known to be “dad” all the world’s carnivals in General, Continue reading