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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

Visit rock concerts in Europe

In early 2012, the Finnish band NIGHTWISH returns to live performances. This long-awaited event for all fans of the band, and, of course, musicians will try to be in every country where they are going. But the concert in his hometown of Helsinki will be a real event of the year, because for the Finnish NIGHTWISH fans not just favorite band, and national treasure.

The company “Visit” invites you to a concert of NIGHTWISH, which will be held on March 10,  in Helsinki. The concert will be held at the ice Palace Hartwall Areena

Tour concert bands AGALLOCH and GHOST BRIGADE in Helsinki

One of the most famous post-black metal bands of our time, the American team AGALLOCH will appear in Europe in April 2012 with a small tour. Closest to Russia the concert will be held at the youth center Helsinki on 7 April. Don’t miss out!

For a company with AGALLOCH will perform rising stars doom metal – Finnish band GHOST BRIGADE, which is now familiar to most fans of the genre.

Tour concert band KILLING JOKE in Helsinki

Want to look at the group, which became the ancestor of all modern pop and industrial has long deserved Continue reading

What are the national holidays in England?

Always interesting and useful to study the life of other peoples, countries, travel to these countries, to get acquainted with the life of people. A full understanding of the country and its people not get without seeing the celebrations, held in a particular place, the peculiarities of their conduct.

When communicating with any person it comes to England, just remember the famous double-Decker red buses, big Ben. the soldiers in the fine form, the Queen, Stonehenge, the Prime Meridian. But sightseeing is not the whole country. Many holidays in England unknown to the common man. And they are quite interesting and different from holiday dates in other countries.

The variety of holidays in England

Immediately it should be noted that English holidays similar dates with holidays in Wales and Northern Ireland, but somewhat different from holidays in Scotland.

Public holidays in England are called “Bank”, which means the official weekend among Bank and other organizations. Informal activities are also in abundance are the British does not mean weekend, but are, nevertheless, rapidly, as, for example, April fool’s Day jokes and pranks on this day are present even Continue reading

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