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The feast of the brightest planets

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

Interesting holidays of the world

Folklore and tradition come in a selection of photos of the strangest festivals on five continents. Selection of interesting festivals from around the world.

Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw in the competition, which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work.

Fire Festival Beltane, Scotland. “The Celts” with bare torsos raise the torches during the festival of Beltane Fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer.

Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, the feast of naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Picture was taken in winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.

Vegetarian festival, Thailand. Believers temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade of vegetarian festival on Phuket island in Thailand, stick a weapon in itself, in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, ate vegetarian food to be saved from the epidemic.

Holiday hens in Wayne, Nebraska. Continue reading

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