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Interesting festivals around the world

Festivals play an important role in cultural identity, and it’s worth noting that there is no better way to appreciate a new culture than by taking part in one of the festivals. There are numerous types of festivals in the world, some religious, and other seasonal changes. Read on to learn about interesting festivals in the world.

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, China

January 5 — February 5,

Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang province in northeast China. Every year this city hosts the festival of ice and snow. The festival was first held in 1985.

With the lapse of years, a simple festival has become an international set of activities. The main object of the festival — sculptures carved out of ice. Very beautiful in the dark, when the sculptures are illuminated with colorful lights.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

February or March

One of the first thought, when you think about Brazil, of course, picturesque Rio carnival — the greatest holiday in Brazil, which attracts tenth thousands of visitors from around the world. During the festival the whole city comes to life: the dazzling costumes, Samba (Brazilian dance) and the music create a magical environment full of colors and emotions. Rio Carnival officially begins on Saturday and ends on Tuesday Continue reading

The Best beer festivals

Until then they hadn’t invented beer, it is unknown where people communicate and spend their leisure time. Today for this purpose there are not only pubs, restaurants and bars, and beer festivals. Below we present the ranking of the most popular beer festivals in the world.

Oktoberfest (Oktoberfest)

The Germans – the best beer nation in the world. According to statistics drinking beer in Germany, 68% of women and 93% of men. It is therefore not surprising that one of the largest beer festivals Oktoberfest takes place in Germany.

It was first held in October of 1810, during the celebration of the marriage of king Ludwig the First and Therese of Saxony. At the time, were arranged in a mass parade of horse races and beer. The event was so pleased the monarch that he ordered to conduct annual beer festival. Since then, every 3rd Saturday of September, millions of tourists and residents come to Oktoberfest, which is held on the Theresienwiese. Here are erected huge tents, designed for several thousand people. Each tent is a branch of the famous Munich beer.

During the celebration beer festival every year 11 million visitors drink pints of beer, eat more than 800 thousand sausages and about 750 thousand chickens.

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