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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

Unusual salads will help to surprise your guests in the holiday

As you know, the salad is a cold dish that is prepared from vegetable mixture, mushrooms, beans, fruits and different greens. Usually salads dressed with the standard sauces. sunflower and olive oils, lemon juice, mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt without additives. As for cooking time, the salad is done immediately before use or a few hours before.

Salads are not considered a full meal, this quick snack. So, the ancient Romans with grilled meat often made a sort of salad of endive, onions, olive oil and honey. But in the Middle ages, people almost forgot about these dishes. Only peasants cooked vegetable salads consisting of onions, garlic, parsley and mint.

Over time, the salads were recognized. On a culinary pedestal of honor they were erected by the French. They came up with to mix seemed absolutely incompatible ingredients, getting balanced and delicious meals, which received the name of the French salads. In addition, the French also entitled to most of the famous sauces and dressings.

Thanks to the French and we got kind of salad etiquette. Unspoken rules are in the proper selection of components and related dressings. There is a part of the experiment in the preparation of these dishes. Because without it we wouldn’t have gotten a tenth of that receptora of wealth that you have now.

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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

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