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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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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Continuing the section “Tourism ” subsection “India “, and remembering the article “a Celebration of elephants in India and ” and “Festival of lights in India “, we can assume that in this country there are other unusual for Europeans the holidays. And we are not mistaken. Today, on the eve of the Hindu New Year, we’ll be talking about this holiday as the Festival of colors in India . He noted, perhaps a bit smaller scale than the Fire festival, but nevertheless, he was very popular both in India and abroad. By the way, this holiday — and even the Bengali New Year .
Festival of colors in India occurs approximately six months after the feast of fire. That is, we can assume that the basis of these holidays are some natural regularities (European type Halloween and Beltane). However, now to find the roots of these two almost symmetrical holidays. Although since that time the festival of colors there are a lot of elements of primitive orgies in honour of the deities and forces of fertility, elements that are close to the holidays of various cultures. Continue reading