Monday, June 15, 2015

UNUSUAL FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS IN THE WORLD


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Flower Festival Panagbenga, Philippines. Dancer sprays water around him during the festival of colors Panagbenga, which is held every year in February, in the city of Baguio, Philippines.Panegbenga - a term that literally means "blooming".
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Carnival, Brazil. Gracyanne Barbosa, leading from the Mangueira samba school, participating in the carnival on the streets of Rio de Janeiro in 2009. Dance Samba was born in Rio, it remains the heart of the city, and is the basis of perhaps the most original of the carnival parade. Since 1920, this is one of the largest festivals in the world gathers musicians, dancers and designers, representing the city's schools, where study participants carnival throughout the year.
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Vegetarian Festival, Thailand. Believers Temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade vegetarian festival in Phuket in Thailand, stick a gun in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when the people who believe in God, ate vegetarian food, to escape the epidemic.
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Competitions in the Highlands of Scotland. Member of the games dressed in traditional Scottish kilt, competes in the hammer throw in the competition held in Glenfinnane. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dancing, food and drink, to take a break from everyday work
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Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland. "The Celts" with bare torsos raised torches during the Beltane Fire Festival, near Carlton Hill, Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer.
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Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, holiday naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival that is celebrated 1200 years already. The picture was taken in the winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.
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Holiday chickens in Wayne, Nebraska. Men dressed as chickens, chicken preparing to speak at the show. Every summer, Wayne - a city in Nebraska, honors these birds a variety of activities: dance with the biggest chicken in the world, perches for the hens of cement, decorated by local artists, and, to the chagrin of birds patron celebrations race wins in which the one who eat more chicken wings.
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Celebration of the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi), Spain. The masked man known as El Colacho, a symbol of Satan, jumps over a group of girls. The centuries-old ritual designed to protect children from evil spirits. Celebration Chorpus Christi, held every year in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, and pays tribute to the Catholic celebration of Holy Communion.
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Schleicherlaufen Festival, Austria. Streets Telfs, Austria, transformed into a mystical world and almost otherworldly. Masked men held in the city every five years, just before the start of Lent.The first evidence of the festival Schleicherlaufen belong to the fifteenth century, but the holiday may also have deeper roots associated with pre-Christian rituals residents.
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Gerewol Festival, Republic of Niger. In West Africa, nomadic Wodaabe annually celebrated their ideas of beauty during the holiday Gerewol. Boys attracted the attention of the jury of the women festive clothes and a traditional dance called Jake. The lucky winner gets a wife or sweetheart.
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Lantern Festival, Taiwan. Glowing lights are up hope and prayer for the Thai new year.Celebrated on the first night of the full moon of the new year. Night lights is a traditional holiday in China and Taiwan. And if its origin is still unknown, the festival seems to have a long life lies ahead - in recent years during the festival also hosts fireworks and light shows.
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Kyrgyzstan. Horses and riders involved in a long holiday Kyrgyz nomads. Modern residents proudly show that they can still perform acrobatics on horseback riding and even to improvise during the struggle, called oodarish. Celebration, praising the skill of nomads, is celebrated with lots of food and beverages. This event, which is held in a barn-Saz, attracts many tourists to this beautiful but remote area.
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  Burning Man, Nevada. The yacht, which "floats" among the sand, is one of the attractions of the festival Burning Man. What is the Burning Man? Fans of this annual event say that they should take part in it in order to feel a kind of community, understand the basics of art and freedom of expression. The festival is held once a year in the desert Black Rock, Nevada.
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Ganesh Festival, India. Festival Ganesh Chaturthi (length 10 days) paid tribute to the popular Hindu god with an elephant head. About 200,000 god Ganesha idols adorn public places and homes. The celebration reaches its climax when the big statue of Ganesha is immersed in the Arabian Sea for ceremonial ablutions.
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Feast of the Black Nazarene, Philippines. During the parade through the streets of Manila believers precipitated a huge image of Christ, the Black Nazarene. Every year, this festival attracts hundreds of thousands of Christians, most of whom go barefoot and leave their clothes to the organizers, in the hope that things will rub their statue and returned to their rightful owners. Belief in the supernatural powers of the statue has been going on for 400 years, probably because of her incredible story. During the trip from Mexico in 1606, on the boat, which was carrying a statue, a fire broke out, but the statue, though blackened, was saved.
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Mardi Gras, Louisiana. Fat Tuesday - classical celebration in New Orleans. This annual celebration gives Christians the opportunity to have some fun before the beginning of Lent. In New Orleans, collecting beads is part of the celebration since the organizers began to throw them into the crowd at the beginning of the 20s.
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Loy Krathong, Thailand. Loy Krathong festival is particularly attractive place of his birth - in the historical park Sukhothai in Thailand, where lie the ruins of the ancient capital of the country. In the light of the last full moon of the year, the Thais let the water banana leaves (Krathong), giving them the prayers and hopes for the new year.
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 Holi festival. Girl covered with colored powder during Holi festival. Hindu religious celebration, held every year in Kalua Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Jazz Festival and tradition of New Orleans. Show Houma Indian festival of jazz and traditional New Orleans is exceptionally beautiful.
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In Leipzig, Germany hosted the annual festival of music and art Gothic Wave Gotik Treffen.
 
In addition to traditional street masquerade, the festival concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, role-playing and other activities. Each year, the Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT), the most popular festival of its kind in the world, attracts thousands of visitors and up to two hundred artists in various "dark" music genres.
 
Originating in 1987 in the GDR, as the illegal gathering of informal, since 2001, the festival is an official event of the city and is part of the cultural program of the city tourism department. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Diwalli, Festival of Lights. Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, people with candles in their hands to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. This festival lasts for five days, and symbolizes the beginning of a new year and the victory of light over darkness.
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