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The Legendary feasts and festivals of the planet

Today we will go on a world journey, which would look at the brightest, fun and extraordinary feasts and festivals on the planet.

Festival of colors Holi, India

Holi is an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The festivities begin with the lighting of bonfire on the Holi eve. Then, participants of the event to start throwing colored powders and spraying liquid paints are absolutely everywhere spreading the fun and sharing their joy with everyone around, regardless of class and caste.

The winter light festival, Japan

With more than seven million led bulbs in the Botanical garden, Nabana No Sato, the Japanese celebrate the coming of winter. A large portion of Park lighting is powered by solar panels, charging during the day, minimizing the impact of the festival on the environment.

Venice carnival, Italy

In 1162, the Venetian Republic gained its independence. In honor of the victory, the Venetians had a holiday at San Marco square. Nowadays, the carnival marks the beginning of lent. Little has changed since the first carnival may outfits have become much sophisticated.

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Dominican carnivals

The season of carnivals in the Dominican Republic.

Photos from the carnival in costumes of devils in the town of La VEGA and the capital Santo Domingo.

Dominican carnival is a colourful spectacle, full of colour and traditions, inspiring music and dancing. The use of carnival masks symbolizes the spiritual, supernatural and unknown to the world of creatures that existed before the beginning of world history.

African tribes and American Indians, like other peoples, have used masks to draw attention to themselves more spiritual, higher beings, or, conversely, to hide from him. The Indians Tainos of the island and the natives near lying Islands had their own festival before the arrival of the Spaniards. Their festival was called Areitos. Usually Areitos were held during the harvest and sowing. The Indians used tattoo, painted body, used the beads and masks during their festivals.

Conquistadors and African slaves brought with them their traditions and holidays. Africans brought their own festivals and national musical instruments, dancing and singing. They brought a bit of humor, laughing at him and his hard life. The holidays were a way for at least a little time to get rid of heavy bondage.

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The Most unusual national holidays

Now, when people already celebrated St. Patrick’s day, and Easter is still quite far away, many may already be a bit boring and they already count the days until the next holiday, whether it is a national holiday, religious or simply a big day a personal calendar. But if you did not wait to find a reason to celebrate something, here are a few ideas how to fill every besprazdnichnyiy week.

If you ask for, you can find a holiday for every day. Why not? We tried to find the most bizarre national holidays around the world and made of them the best rating. For lovers of Halloween and Easter eggs here are all salted herring to the candies in the shape of a skull. Here you will find everything from local to national celebrations, and more will discover many interesting traditions of different countries. We honestly tried to find something in January, but it turned out that this is the most boring month of the year, mainly known for its new year sales.

10. February 5: national day meteorologist

Last year in the United States began to celebrate the Day of the meteorologist, which is designed to meteorologists around the world. This date was chosen because it is the Birthday of the famous American observer of the weather, John Jeffries, who was the founder of the weather in 1744. Now the main event of this festival is to showcase the best moments Continue reading

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