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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

Holidays Italy

After examining the main attractions of Italy. let’s try to figure out what holidays here are the most important. The Italians are very fond of fun and noisy festivities, it is said that in Italy every day a holiday. And it is not an exaggeration. The Italians almost every day something to celebrate – any public or religious holiday, set various carnivals, festivals, celebrations of saints, biennials, and so on.

Imagine, in Italy even got the Day of the protection of the Black Cat. although the rest of the world cats of this colour, it is customary to bypass the “tenth road”, so as not to attract trouble.

But the tourists in this country attract a Grand celebration, with thousands of crowds in the streets, with colorful costumes, lively music and interesting traditions.

In the ranking of the most popular festivals of Italy, from the point of view of tourists, entered the following events:

1) the carnival of Venice

Exactly 14 days before lent in Italy began arriving tourists from all over the world to participate in the most important holiday of Italy – the Venice carnival, which is also considered as the most ancient in Europe. The city of Venice and carnival procession without very attractive to tourists, and in the days of the carnival and is considered to be almost a fabulous place.

Nearly half a million Continue reading

The Most unusual holiday of the year

An outstanding day for lovers of mathematics and one of the most unusual holidays of the year is March 14. After this day that part of mankind who is not indifferent to mathematics, celebrates the international day of “PI”.

The most remarkable thing in this festival what it is celebrated at certain times, namely on March 14 at 1:59 of the day, i.e. at 13:59, if you stick to the 24-hour time system. Although some fans of this holiday you prefer to celebrate it at night. “Why at this time?” you ask. It’s very simple, because Π = 3,14159, which is March 14 – it 14.03 or 3/14, as this date is indicated in different countries and 1:59 – this time on 12-hour system of time measurement.

Universal number

In the mathematical world, the number of “PI” is a constant that expresses the ratio of the perimeter of a circle to its diameter. The most interesting thing in this number what the numbers are after the decimal point, did not Express any cyclical or logical sequence – 3,141592653589793238462643… and to infinity. The uniqueness of the number “PI” is that in decimal decomposition can be written in any sequence. Thus, “PI” you can encode any information Continue reading

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