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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.

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About Soviet holidays

One of the main General points, unifying view of the different people of our country, as yet, the memory of the Soviet holidays — November 7, 1 may, 8 March… In General. However, even “international” holidays were full of national flavor. Our main observation is that when we read, analyzed completed questionnaires, was that the way, coming from a child, has a special intensity and strength, and over the years, its brightness gradually increases.

Elderly people, especially those who are over 60, remember the holidays of his childhood. This feature of the holiday is remembered in childhood, to create an image of a real holiday for the rest of his life and connected with the revival in the memory of the Soviet holidays. Of course, we have a paradoxical situation. Just 20 years ago the citizens of our country were obliged to celebrate the days of the 7th of November, the 1st of may, other Soviet holidays (in their year were few, only a few non-working days: 7 and 8 November, 1 and 2 may, 5 December — Constitution day, later on it was added on 1 January, 8 March and 9 may). But these holidays have left their mark in the souls of children who participated in them together with senior. And now, when the children grew up and became adults, “a real holiday” for many of them Soviet.

Holidays of the new government could not be formed out of nothing, of emptiness. The holidays are a region of creative Continue reading

The Most unusual festivals of the world

Each country has its own holidays and traditions, sometimes very bizarre! I would like to share with You the most, in my opinion, the brightest of them.

Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet in Lopburi province, Thailand — the annual feast of the apes, which is organized people.

How’s it going? Approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the table to enjoy a sumptuous lunch consisting entirely of fruit and vegetable variety.

Features. Such a feast is arranged in honor of the God Rama. According to the legend, he won many victories over their opponents, supported by an army of monkeys.

Fire festival Burgsonndeg in Luxembourg — pagan fire festival.

How’s it going? On the streets ignited the countless fires, welcome Spring and the birth of the new Sun.

Features. The number 13 is associated with the traditional Sabbat thirteen witches, and the number 3 is a powerful magical number. Therefore, the festival is held on the 13th day of the 3rd month.

Festival of colors (The Festival of Colors in new Delhi, India — Indian festival of spring, the rebirth of life and the expulsion of evil.

How’s it going? The celebrations begin on the full moon and continue for two days. The act of driving Continue reading

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