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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

French carnivals
When they say the word «the carnival» all immediately imagine Rio de Janeiro, where the biggest, most colorful and most famous carnival in the world. However, the spirit of the…

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Holidays and festivals of Rome
Speaking the language poetic, really, maybe a bit pompous, holidays and festivals – it's kind of a rim of precious stone called Rome. Indeed, holiday is a holiday, so why…

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Holidays and festivals Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is a fantastic country and festive celebrations. In the country every year are marked by many celebrations and festivals. The people of Uzbekistan and is distinguished by its generosity…

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