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.
Fire Festival, Up Helly Aa, Scotland
This fire festival that marks the end of the Yule season and seemed to move the audience back in time. In Lerwick, the capital of the Shetland Islands, thousands of celebrants dressed in themed costumes, are on the streets. The procession ends with the throwing of torches in a full-size model of a Viking ship.
La Tomatina, Spain
The legend says that throwing tomatoes began in 1945, when the first battle took place between two friends, in the process of a fight at the town festival. Nowadays, every August, more than 20 000 participants of the festival rush into each other more than 150,000 tomatoes, just for interest and fun.
Balloon festival in Albuquerque, nm, USA
The largest balloon festival in the world brings together more than 750 balloons for all nine days of the festival. The history of the show began in 1972 when 13 balloons were launched into the air in celebration of the birthday of a local radio station.
Burning man, Nevada, USA
Burning man (Burning man), is an annual event, which is a celebration of art and culture. Artists create dozens of huge installations, while musicians entertained tens of thousands of festival guests. It all ends with the burning of a huge wooden statue of a man, reaching 30 meters in height.
Asian lantern festival
The lantern festival has been celebrated since ancient times on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar calendar. Participants prepare many thousands of lanterns, decorated with a complex, but very beautiful patterns. At the end of the night, the lanterns fly into the sky, forming a terrific show, which symbolizes letting go of his past from himself.
Festival Of Garm, Australia
Festival of Garm is a celebration of, for, Australian aboriginal tribe Yolngu. The festival aims to promote the preservation and maintenance of traditional dances, songs and arts of the indigenous peoples of Australia.
The feast of the sun, Inti Raymi, Peru
In the times of the Inca Empire, the feast of the sun was one of the most important events of the year. Ceremony dedicated to Inti, the sun God. Since 1944, in June, in Peru, theatrical performances and processions in honor of the ancient Incas, which gather thousands of participants.
Snow festival in Sapporo, Japan
Every year in February, within seven days, millions of people come to see the snow sculptures. Snow festival has been held since 1950, when the students of the local high school has created six snow statues in Odori Park. Since snow show has grown to epic proportions.
Elephant festival in Jaipur, India
Elephants are an important part of Indian culture and every year in March, they participated in their own celebration. It all starts with a procession of elephants dressed in gorgeous costumes and covered with extravagant ukrasheniami. The festival includes elephant race, tug of war and many other fun and original events.
The festival of the dead, Mexico
Day of the dead or “Dia De Los Muertos” is a colorful Mexican holiday where people gather to pray and remember friends and relatives who passed away. The history of the holiday has hundreds, it is held from the time of the Aztecs.
Red Sails in St. Petersburg
Extremely entertaining and colorful festival held in St. Petersburg during the white nights on the end of the academic year, attracting thousands of citizens and guests of the Northern Capital. The festival is accompanied by fireworks, water show and performances by musical groups.
Electric forest Music festival in Rothbury, Michigan, USA
Electric forest festival is a four-day music event, which involved experts electronic shows and musical groups.
International sand sculpture festival, Portugal
The exhibition of sand sculptures located more than 4 572 sq. m. of the beach. Every year, 60 artists use more than 35,000 tons of sand to create 50 amazing works of sand art.
Music festival the rainforest, Kuching, Borneo
In the thick tropical forests, thousands of people gather to plunge into the world of music. Every year, dozens of teams from around the world, playing music of various styles.
The Cascamorras Festival, Spain
Every year in the Spanish towns of Baza and Guadix, in Granada, Spain, arranged a festival dedicated to the blessed virgin. The celebration Casemore (Cascamorras) runs from the sixth through the ninth of September. As part of the celebrations, two groups of residents act out age-old ritual of conquest and return belonging to both of them the statue of the blessed virgin.
Festival Glastonbury, England
Since 1970, Glastonbury is one of the largest and most exciting music festivals in the world. In 2013, 135,000 people came to enjoy live music and dancing and to see the theatrical and circus performances.