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
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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Primorye can always know the realities of the unique and mysterious Country of the Rising Sun
Autumn in Japan – the period colorful and interesting festivals. Among them, the festivals Zecurion-Matsuri and Kokiriko annually at the end of September will be held in Toyama Prefecture. They attract not only local residents. Among the participants of the festivals and spectators many Japanese, who arrived in Toyama Prefecture with other parts of the country and foreigners who have heard about the popularity of these events.
Note that the Toyama Prefecture and the Primorski territory since 1992 have close fraternal relations. so the presence in the audience Primorye is justified and understandable.
Festival Zecurion-Matsuri was held on 23 and 24 September in the city of Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture. The holiday has 300 years of history, and the origins of this tradition – in Shinto beliefs: every year in late September, the peasants created a whimsical sculptures from vegetables, fruits, grains, thus expressing gratitude for a rich harvest. About 50 years ago, the holiday was held in the form of competition, Continue reading