The last month of spring, may, love us because in this period nature truly wakes up from its winter sleep and blooms. In may are many different festivals and celebrations and they are all bright and colorful! For those who don’t want to sit at home and wishes to go for new experiences and emotions, we will tell you about the world’s largest festivals and celebrations, which are held in may.
We will start from the first of may holiday – labour Day, which is celebrated in 142 countries around the world. The history of the holiday goes back to 1886, when American workers decided to strike in order to establish the 8-hour working day. However, this meeting ended very tragically – bloody skirmish with the police, in which many people died. Therefore, initially, may 1 was celebrated in memory of this situation. Still in country are conducted on this day demonstration.
The sweeps festival and whisky day
1 to 3 may in England the famous festival of chimney sweeps. In Rochester British representatives of this profession being celebrated and honored, because chimney sweeps serve old houses with chimneys. Only in Britain employs about 600 sweeps. The sweeps festival is a very fun holiday, the day is celebrated with a parade with costumed procession.
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Carnival holiday show originates in the tradition of Roman Catholics and includes a mass March in the open air with the mandatory elements of masquerade, circus and dance.
The word “carnival” has Latin roots and, according to one version, comes from the expression “carne vale”, which literally means “farewell to meat”. This value is not surprising, as the carnivals in religious traditions took place on the eve of Great Lent, in the last days, when it was still possible to eat animal food.
Another explanation for the etymology of the word “carnival” is built through the Italian dialects which are “carne levare” means “to remove the meat”, precisely because of the Post.
There is a spiritual version of the appearance of this word in our lexicon. “farewell to the flesh” can have a figurative meaning, i.e. to denote a departure from the old mistakes and update their own “I”.
Anyway, the term confirms that the majority of carnivals in history took place just before Lent, a few weeks before Easter. The sacral meaning of the whole carnival is to fight the living and the dead for the world. To get rid of all supernatural beings and spirits, people wear scary masks, and at the end of the ceremony solemnly bury, drown, or burn an effigy 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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Maslenitsa is a celebration of spring, cheerful, carefree, with plenty of food and most importantly – pancakes. Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday became the Central dish, its symbol.
Prepare sleighs in summer, and a vacation plan in winter, wisdom in modern processing. This means that it’s time to think about how interesting and useful to spend a few weeks relaxing. “Culinary Eden” strongly recommends to visit any food festival.
Christmas in Germany
The main symbols of Christmas in Germany – Christmas tree and Christmas festival (Weihnachtsfest). From November (11 of 11 months in 11 hours 11 minutes until the day before Christmas eve the whole of Germany rejoices in the main squares of towns and watches gifts at the Christmas markets.
Summer food festivals and beer in Britain
Every year British summer air filled with the scent of the most delicious dishes and drinks. English foodie literally no time to recover – he does not have time to finish off the fish casserole is kornuollsky, as it already expects the portion of beef is Scottish (not to mention a huge mug of dark Irish and plates of biscuits Chelsea). These Continue reading
The Locarno festival of “Light and Shadow”
In Locarno, famous for its August festival, on the waterfront at lake Maggiore on July 21, opened the annual fire festival “Luci e Ombre”, which runs this year until July 23. Every day from 17.30 to 2.00 organizers entertain guests with music and delicious food, and at the end of Saturday night, 22.45, after dark, on the beach promenade there is the fireworks.
Here you can learn about the Italian cuisine from the Ticino region is a mixture of Lombard and local pre-Alpine traditions, because the region once belonged to the Duchy of Milan. On the one hand, there are happy to eat pasta, the famous Italian soups, such as minestrone, corn and polenta, and exclusively local dishes made with chestnuts (because it makes almost everything from flour to tinctures), and special sweet cake Torta di Pane bread and milk, which according to legend was invented by the shepherds. And don’t forget to try the fish from the lake!
Festival of tourism films will be held in Verhoture
From 2 to 6 September in Verhoture will host the II all-Russian festival of tourism films “Rendezvous with Russia”. The main objective of the event is promotion of tourism opportunities in the regions Continue reading