Solstice — time in the yearly rotation of the Earth around the Sun, when there is the shortest day or the shortest night. In year two solstice — winter and summer. In the Northern hemisphere the winter solstice occurs on 21 or 22 December and then there is the shortest day (and longest night), summer — 20 or 21 June and then there is the shortest night and the longest day). In the southern hemisphere on the dates given are, respectively, the summer and winter solstices.
In the mid-latitudes, during the year, in spring and early summer, the Sun every day rises higher above the horizon, and at the time of the summer solstice stops and changes its movement reversed. Then it rises every day and in the end, at the time of the winter solstice, again changes its movement in reverse and starts to climb.
In the times of the solstices the Sun in its apparent motion along the Ecliptic is most distant from the celestial equator, reaches its greatest declination North or South.
Due to various inequalities in the motion of the Earth, era solstice oscillate at 1—2 days. The summer solstice, when the Sun has the greatest Northern declination, it is an average of 21 June, this day is the beginning of summer. The winter solstice, when the greatest southern declination Continue reading
Where and when: the last Wednesday of August in the Spanish town of Bunol, near Valencia. It is a fierce battle without casualties, except for a ton of tomatoes. Who was the pioneer of this tradition is hard to say. The raffle? Childish pranks? And in any case, however, the difference. Importantly, this celebration became a national Spanish tradition since 1945. On the last Wednesday of August, about 30 thousand people fill the streets of the small town to participate in “tomato shooting ranges”.
Party “Full month”
Where and when: Every month during the full moon on Koh Phi Panian (Ko Pha Ngan) in the Gulf of Thailand South China sea.
Asian alternative to the legendary Ibiza equally legendary Thai island of Ko Phi Panian (Koh Pha Ngan). The legend says that a party in honor of the full moon for the first time was organized on the occasion of his birthday in the 80-ies. The tourist has chosen an unusual place with his equally unusual action and began to come back again and again. Now 10 thousand tourists come from all over the world to the party.
The audience on the island, I must say, specific: flower children, musicians, DJs, poets, artists and designers. You won’t see here spoiled millionaires and arrogant Continue reading
“Oh, Rio, Rio, the roar of the tide” — the dream city of Ostap Bender and the world capital of carnivals in combination. Grand annual carnival in Rio is a unique artistic event — the benchmark, which are equal to the festivals organized around the globe.
Brazilian carnival begins on Saturday, 40 days before Easter and before the beginning of lent, merriment lasts 4 days and ends on “Fat Tuesday”.
Carnival in Rio is remarkable that it not only memorable entertainment for guests from around the world, but a meeting with a true culture of Brazil.
For residents of the country’s most important carnival event, concentrating traditions and preferences of the people.
This celebration of joy, where people are dancing, singing and having fun literally “till you drop”. The atmosphere is liberating and allows you to let go of the feelings, emotions and be happy for real, the rhythms of Brazilian Samba.
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The celebration is preceded by months of preparation. Each Continue reading