The world knows a huge number of festivals, some of which has a fairly pronounced political context. In the galaxy of “political” holidays pretty confident the position is international workers ‘ Day, popularly referred to as the First of may. Today this wonderful holiday has significantly lost its former glory, people began to forget the essence of this truly “red day” calendar. In Russia, the official name of the holiday was changed shortly after the collapse of the UssR. May 1 began to sound as the Holiday of spring and labor. Thus, may day even more strengthened in the minds of people as a nice Sunny holiday beginning of the last month of spring. Few people know that despite the importance of may day in the Soviet times, the history of this festival goes far beyond the ocean, to America.
Not referring to the modern history of the emergence of the First of may, it is worth mentioning a rather substantial significance of this day in ancient times. About three thousand years ago, the population of Ancient Italy revered goddess Maya – patroness of the earth and fertility. People in Ancient Italy believed that Maya brings a rich harvest. It is in honor of the goddess of fertility was named the fifth month of the year – may. Continue reading
12 fabulous festivals, visit one of which means to live a life not in vain.
February 28, begins one of the most ambitious, elegant and fabulous festivals in the world — the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
Don’t have new photos, forcing eyes climb on a forehead from the beauty, we decided to recall how the Carnival in previous years. But at the same time — enjoy scenes of the most exciting holidays of the world that trigger the desire at least once in your life go on one of them.
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Carnival in Rio is one of the most anticipated festivals in the world. This is a crazy cocktail of colours, costumes, music, dancers.
In fact, the Carnival in Rio — the parade of the Samba schools, which is organized by the Ministry of tourism of the city, the League of Samba Schools and TV stations that broadcast the show.
Each school chooses a theme and prepares its moving platform, the costumes, the sets, the dancing, makes the presentation. At the end of the Carnival selects one school-the winner of which is awarded a cash prize. To study in this school is considered very prestigious.
Holi — festival of colors in India
Holi, the festival of spring and the blossoming Continue reading
The U.S. is not experiencing a shortage in all kinds of festive events and festivals. Almost every day there are several dozen kinds of holidays, from religious and cultural activities to sports. In the days of nationwide celebrations almost all the shops, banks and offices are closed. Many States also have their own weekends associated with local festivals or religious holidays (in some States, for example, good Friday is the incomplete working day).
Almost half of the country is in a festive euphoria and not working during the Superbowl (the final competition in American football, the end of January) or the Stanley Cup final hockey (April-may). In February or March is the famous festival of Mardi-Gras (Mardi Gras) in New Orleans, collecting a few hundred thousand participants and tourists from all over the world. In the middle of March is St. Patrick’s Day, accompanied by numerous parades and ethnic ceremonies, which was originally a folk holiday of the Irish community, in recent times it has become a national holiday that is celebrated with particular fervor in new York and Chicago. In may held a famous Derby of Kentucky (Kentucky Derby, Louisville).
Independence day (commemorates the signing of the Declaration of independence Continue reading