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).
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Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet in Lopburi province. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents
The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) is an Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. Fire burn an effigy of Holika, throw the fruits seasonal harvest — grain, coconuts, etc. in the Morning people go to the street, and the fun begins all over each other colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.
Tomatina (Tomatina) in the village of buñol, famous “tomato battle”. This is one of the most popular holidays in Spain. Annually it is visited by about 36 thousand people. Continue reading
One by one start in the world of fun, spectacular carnivals. January 16, opened the carnival in Argentina, “shot” carnival in Spain, still have carnivals in Mexico, Italy, Brazil…
And today, February 13 – the day of the opening of the Main traditional spring carnival in France, who for many years held in nice – the famous resort town on the Cote d’azur, and it will last until March 1. This is one of the largest carnivals in the world, along with such festive events in Venice and Rio de Janeiro.
Many festivals and carnivals held in different parts of the globe, have their roots in centuries – to the ending of winter and the pagan holiday of Maslenitsa. And the carnival in nice boasts a particularly strong tradition and the antiquity of its ancestry.
When, in 1294, the year the Duke of Anjou arrived in this magical region in the southwest of France for a few days to spend time, his loyalists, crimson desire to give the Governor a memorable stay, arranged one after the other balls, performances, masquerades and fireworks.
Nationwide festivities, like a fire that swept the city. Walked and celebrated not only the aristocracy and nobles. Common people – artisans, fishermen, seamstress and market traders had fun, danced and frighten each other with masks on the streets.
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