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
Are you satisfied with the results of the Single voting day in the Pskov region?
Yes. Importantly, all went smoothly and without shocks
Yes. Happy for the candidates of the party, which I support
What a satisfaction at such a low turnout?
The preparations for the festival “Autumn in St Michael”
05.09.2011 09:17 PLN, Pskov
In Pskov and in Pushkin hills, in the State Museum-reserve of A. S. Pushkin “Mikhailovskoye”, finish preparation for the traditional, this year is the eighth international festival of promotion of books and reading “Autumn in St. Michael”. As reported to the Pskov News line in the Museum, this year the festival program is designed for three days (14-16 September) and includes the conference “We are United by the book”, as well as a number of additional meetings, trainings, presentations.
Thursday, September 15, in the conference in the framework of the festival will bring together librarians, educators, and others working with books specialists from different cities of Russia. The Pskov region on a large forum will represent Zinaida Ivanova, candidate of pedagogical Sciences, first Deputy Chairman of the state Committee of the Pskov Continue reading
A riot of colors, the sense of freedom and madness – all these are essential companions of carnivals. The atmosphere turbulent life and magic. Even the most serious and predictable people can feel like a different person, because everything around literally transport you to another world.
The most colorful carnivals of the world are held in February. Why at the end of winter is unknown. Probably people celebrate the last days before Lent or say goodbye to winter, welcoming the spring blooming, and may drive away the evil spirits.
What carnivals are worth a visit?
The benchmark known as the Brazilian carnivals . held in Rio de Janeiro . The scope of the festival there really is impressive, allowing it to be one of the most famous and brilliant carnival. In Rio annually attracts over a million tourists to see an event live. The main procession takes place in the sambadrome. The ticket will cost from 75 to 1000$, depending on location.
If you want to participate in the Parade of Samba, but at the same time to master a few moves, then be prepared to do some serious work physically. The rhythm of the melody will make you move very quickly.
No less interesting is the Venetian Continue reading