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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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Germany a carnival: women cut off men. ties!

While in Berlin, there is the sea and beaches, and there are green lawns and ponds, numerous parks, this city is a place of pilgrimage Bohemian audience. And teenagers, and veterans hangouts 25 years, and honored “pensioners”-Beatles fans 35 years – all can be found here. Fashion freaks (types, prone to shocking), transvestites, radicals, clubbers (regulars clubs), fans now popular “green” travelers are flocking to Berlin by the beginning of July to get on the famous Love Parade, which seems to have become a national treasure on a par with Ramesteine and Wagner. Love Parade – a giant techno festival, held each year on the first Saturday of July. From the Brandenburg gate through the city streets moving europlatform. On each of the DJs who play hard German techno. And next to the cars crawling crowd: tattooed people, ladies in lingerie “pulled away” beer and something stronger.

In February – March in the German cities located on the banks of the Rhine, carnival season begins. A few weeks phlegmatic Germans, and with them the tourists who come to the carnival, have fun with might and main.

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Autumn festivals and events in Norway

Oslo, September/October. This is Norway’s largest exhibition of contemporary art was founded in 1882. It gathers under one roof the many artists whose art evokes heated debates and attracts thousands of visitors. Famous names coexist here with a little-known Norwegian artists, who dreams to succeed. The exhibition presents works in a variety of genres, from painting and sculpture to video installations and theatre productions. The majority of works available to buy. Learn more about the exhibition (in Norwegian only). In 2015: from 12 September to 18 October.

The Ultima Festival

Oslo, September. This Scandinavia’s largest contemporary music festival is held annually for 10 days of September in Oslo. At various venues of the capital held many concerts, workshops, street performances and improvisations. Learn more about the Ultima festival. In 2015: 10-19 September.

Oslo marathon

Oslo, September. Oslo marathon. which is becoming increasingly popular, usually consists of three distances: 10 miles, half marathon and marathon. The event, which in 2012 was attended by 17 000 people (for comparison, in 2004 there were only 1500) – this is a great event for athletes and spectators, which includes Continue reading

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