New year in Britain can hardly be called a major holiday. Entire stock of holiday energy exhausted on Christmas day and Boxing day, and only in Scotland, New year is celebrated with a traditional scope.
Usually when people talk about New year in Scotland, just mention burning a barrel of tar – a symbol of liberation from the failures and all the bad that occurred last year. However, the Scottish new year traditions more than all European countries combined. New year in Scots – holiday Hogmanay with strong pagan roots.
His main attribute is fire, so the Scots dispersed Christmas sadness and evil spirits kilometers torchlight processions, giant bonfires and indispensable fire in home fireplaces.
The most spectacular sight –the rotation of the fireballs in the pitch darkness men in kilts to the accompaniment of bagpipes rotate above their heads something like a huge burning balls. In the darkness, visible only flying by themselves fiery sphere.
And in Scotland hundreds of dedicated citizens splashing in the waters of the Fort, thousands of Scots and tourists Kaylee dancing, singing hogmanays “the Days are long past” on the poems of Robert burns, and between the singing hug and kiss each other – thousands of friends and strangers from Continue reading
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
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