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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

Menopaus – the Most fun holidays

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

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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