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. year on August 14 in Abiola (Abiul) is the feast of the birth of the Portuguese bullfighting, the main event of which is the bullfight in the old national traditions.
Bullfighting (Spanish Corrida de toros or the English. Bullfighting is not just a competition, but an amazing combination of sport and art, spectacle and skill, shows and rites involving desperate daredevils. Caballero starts the fight, leaving the horse and furkadush — Hiking fighters come into the fight, when the bull is wounded by facoi — a lance with a sharp hook on the end of a length of two centimeters, which is inserted into the subcutaneous fat of the bag on the withers of the bull and gets stuck there. The pain is comparable to a needle prick to people. In centuries past, the riders were aristocrats and furkadush — commoners. Since then survived a difference in their outfit: suits “grunts” are much more modest.
From time immemorial in the country there are clear age limits for members of bullfighting. Junior category — “Infantes” . that is “babies”. It consists of boys from 10 to 14 years who are not fighting with older bulls and young bulls. Teenage group “juveniles” includes adolescents 14-18 years of age. The main age group — males 18 to 35 years, although the upper limit of conditional and often exceeded those who will emerge and 40, and at its 45.
In the bullfight involves three-four bulls weighing five to six hundred pounds. Compared with all other Portuguese bullfighting is the least bloody. Bulls, contrary to popular opinion, at the end of bullfighting in the slaughterhouse is not sent, and returned to the pens. On their horns and before training, and before the fight wear special leather cases for cushioning. They will save furkadusha if he will make at least one mistake. From fighter requires not only courage, but also the excellent eyesight, quick coordination and composure.
Rostrum always crowded around the arena — corrida phenomenally popular among people, especially among girls. They very often prefer other entertainment visit the gym furkadush. And be a friend furkadush — dream of every young Portuguese women.
There are a lot of interesting holidays and I want you to meet them. August 25, Tomatina is celebrated. Another name for the holiday — Battle of tomatoes.In the last week of August in Buñol (Bunol), in the East of Spain, begins the annual “Tomato festival” dedicated to the departing flight. Like all Spanish festivals, this goes with festive fireworks, music, dancing and free refreshments. But tomato festival there is one distinctive feature that attracts in Bunyola crowds of tourists, this is the culmination of the festival Tomatina tomato fight (La Tomatina), held in the town square.
The signal of its beginning is a special firecracker launched on Wednesday at 11 am from the city hall. On the streets immediately there are several trucks with ripe tomatoes (about 100 tons), which are the missiles. Participants of the event, and usually it’s about 30 thousand people, begin to pelt each other with tomatoes. At the battle lasting 2 hours, closed almost all the bars, cafes and restaurants, and the Windows and doors are hung special plastic panels. Again, the signal of battle ceased, and the streets through which flows tomato rivers, rinsed with
Guess where is the most famous Caribbean carnival? Correct answer: sure, in London! As the largest and most colorful carnival in Europe? Again in London! And where is the largest street parade in the world after Rio de Janeiro? All in London! It is about the carnival in Notting hill, which annually participates to a million people.
The event is held in the last weekend of summer — so-called bank holiday, when the normal output is added another «» at Monday. Sunday is the day traditionally dedicated to children — in that day they arranged a variety of activities, and develops «Lite» version processions along a shorter route. Musicians and artists, the speakers on this day, mostly under the age of 21. «Adult» carnival takes place on Monday — the event lasts from early morning until late at night. The colorful parade is participated dressed Caribbean dancers and the dancers, the costumes that amaze their brightness, and sometimes courage. Passing through the streets of a magnificent chariot, in which award costumed show. There are theatrical performances and concerts, which are frequently attended by celebrities — to the great delight of the inhabitants of Albion and tourists, listreader all this for free. The musical accompaniment consists mainly of incendiary rhythms of reggae, hip-hop and funk as well as traditional «Calypso» (traditional melody of Trinidad) and «Juice» (the modern Caribbean music). Another nice feature of this holiday are a variety of Caribbean specialties, which can be bought at numerous stalls on the streets.
Carnival originated on the island of Trinidad in the 19th century. Later immigrants brought in other traditions in the Old world. The first carnival was held in London in 1958, he later migrated to the then-fashionable Notting hill — the traditional place of settlement of the London Bohemia in the face of actors, artists and intellectuals. Over the years, the carnival was stopped purely Caribbean and absorbed the new ethnic motives (in particular African).
Carnival has a great social value. In Trinidad once so celebrated the adoption of the law on the abolition of the slave trade, and in Notting hill the initial goal of the carnival was to unite the immigrants from the Caribbean who suffered from racism and discrimination in the labour market and living in terrible conditions. For example, in 2007 the theme of the carnival was the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. The holiday was intended to recall that in the modern world the problem of slavery and discrimination still remains unresolved.
I hope our little trip has expanded Your knowledge about the culture of different peoples of the world. Let’s be friends and learn about the traditions of different peoples more interesting and informative facts.