just a couple of months ago I told you about the most unusual festivals in the world: the monkey feast in India, throwing pumpkins in the U.S., the festival of colors in India, Orange slaughter in Italy. also in a separate article devoted to the Festival called “Tomatina” in Colombia. And so my friends I pulled another 9 very amazing festivals of different Nations. I want to share them with you. Let’s start. 1. Naki Sumo – the festival of crying babies (Japan)
Any mother feels bad when her baby crying, but during this festival, loud crying is a big advantage. Every year in the castle Sensoji in Tokyo, is more than 400 years of history, the purpose of which – to calm fretful children, and to maintain their health. Two adult sumo wrestler lifts him into the air little children and grimaces trying to scare them to such an extent that the baby roared all he was worth. The judge listens carefully to both children and determines the winner. Parents voluntarily sending their children to participate in this competition, believing that it helps to ward off evil spirits and protect them through life. This year in Naki Sumo involves more than 80 children aged under one year. 2. Kanamara Matsuri – steel phallus (Japan)
Translation Kanamara Matsuri means “the Festival of the steel phallus”, which occurs annually in the Japanese city of Kawasaki. This is the phallus during the festival Continue reading
The only festival of Opera and ballet art, devoted to A. S. Pushkin on the right carries a great symbolic name and is held at the Nizhny Novgorod land, because here in the Pushkin family estate, where Alexander came in 1830, in 1933 and 1934, there was a poetic miracle that gave the world Boldino fall of the great poet.
“The idea of Pushkin’s beautiful music festival. Its name is also justified, as Boldin is associated one of the brightest periods of Pushkin. It is difficult to imagine a Russian musical culture without Pushkin. I want to wish the new festival of good fortune, because these musical feasts in any form impulsebuy the interest of the viewer, the listener” — admonished “Boldino autumn” party of the first festival (1986) people’s artist of Russia, conductor of the Bolshoi theatre Fuat Mansurov.
“I think the festival “Boldino autumn” is destined to live long, for inexhaustible works of Pushkin, which formed the basis of already written pieces of music. And many of Pushkin’s stories can be the basis for the creation of new operas and ballets. Any reading of Pushkin — a good brand, half successful, the pilot still has much to offer, especially for people involved in theatre, art lovers”, — Nikolay Alas, Professor, honored worker of arts of Russia.
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“Oh, Rio, Rio, the roar of the tide” — the dream city of Ostap Bender and the world capital of carnivals in combination. Grand annual carnival in Rio is a unique artistic event — the benchmark, which are equal to the festivals organized around the globe.
Brazilian carnival begins on Saturday, 40 days before Easter and before the beginning of lent, merriment lasts 4 days and ends on “Fat Tuesday”.
Carnival in Rio is remarkable that it not only memorable entertainment for guests from around the world, but a meeting with a true culture of Brazil.
For residents of the country’s most important carnival event, concentrating traditions and preferences of the people.
This celebration of joy, where people are dancing, singing and having fun literally “till you drop”. The atmosphere is liberating and allows you to let go of the feelings, emotions and be happy for real, the rhythms of Brazilian Samba.
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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
Celebrities on the red carpet of the Cannes film festival, salsa, Kizomba and Zumba as a warm up before dynamic Pantiero festival, which returns this year in a new format. Flamenco Andalusia and dance Sevillanas, and then a classic Nuits Musicales in the hills of Le Suquet… the musicians, the actors, the romance and magic of… «Edition Spéciale Summer» with the kings of hip-hop and romantic jazz Domergue. The show «Forever Crazy» and of the divine dancer Crazy Horse cabaret, festival of Russian art and the magic of the night fireworks… new summer season begins in Cannes.
Film festival FESTIVAL DE CANNES . The Cannes film festival for over 60 years. For many years this festival is associated with a passion for cinema and the opening of new talents, it’s filled with the enthusiasm of visitors and professionals from the film. Cannes film festival has always been a reflection of its time: a meeting place of cultures and expectations. The identification of ambitious talents, gives opportunities for takeoff budding Directors and actors. Showcase of talent and respect to everyone, the festival competition and out of competition screenings, Continue reading