Religious holidays of the world


In the world there are many religious holidays. Each religion, their rituals, traditions and ceremonies, accompanied with a Grand celebration.

The feast of Ashura symbolizes the Shiite Muslims the punishment of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein who was killed in battle in Karbala, Iraq, in 680 ad. It is a national holiday in countries such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon… photo: Afghan Shiites are engaged in self-flagellation with chains and blades during Ashura on December 27, 2009. (UPI/Hossein Fatemi)

Good Friday symbolizes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. Photo: Christians raise the crucifixion of El Salvador, Savalou (center) in the role of Jesus Christ during the ritual “the way of the cross” in Chicago April 2, 2010. The annual ritual on Good Friday, attended by thousands of people to traverse a distance of 2.4 km in the center of the Mexican-American community of Pilsen in Chicago. (UPI/Brian Kersey)

Vaisakhi – Sikh holiday, symbolizing the Foundation of the order of Hals in: Anandpur in 1699, the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Dropping out mid-April on the Gregorian calendar, Vaisakhi marks the beginning of harvest season. Photo: one of many moving Continue reading

Travel to Ukraine: the Most vivid festivals, concerts and events this fall WoMo

Summer is over, but that’s no reason to be sad, especially because this fall you will find a huge variety of festivals and cultural events in Ukraine. We have selected for you the events where you can go on a trip with the whole family, and which prove that the fall — is not a time of sadness!

Family winemaker

And we start with the festival, which will take place not far from the capital, near Kiev, in the ecological complex “Valley of ostriches.” The originality of this festival is that participants press their own wine as a family, group of friends or colleagues. On this day, the territory of the ostrich farm comes to life: music, dancing, and ate delicious food. Guests will be able to assess the quality of the wine of the previous years, to participate in quests, games and dance workshops, and also to follow the ostrich and pig races.

When: September 16-20

Chernihiv Jazz Open

Chernihiv Jazz Open — this progressive festival, where he performed as a professional jazz bands from Ukraine, and teams from many other countries. On Friday, September 18, festival guests will hear Continue reading

TOP 10 most “dirty” of the world holidays

I think that to wallow in the mud like pigs and small children? So you have never participated in this festival of mud and no idea how fun and enjoyable! So for you we have prepared a selection of the best “dirty” holidays of the world

Mud Festival

San Antonio, TX, USA

A whole weekend of the second week of January, residents of the American city of San Antonio lying in the dirt. These days there is a small stream draining and cleaned dirt from the riverbed. Before guests tried not to come to the city at this time, but then someone from the city fathers came up with a good idea to turn a routine event in the festival, which has become a favorite among tourists. During the festival organizes many interesting events: running and football in the mud, the election of the king and Queen of Mud, exhibitions and even a parade of Dirt. And of course, anyone has the right peremeshatsya mud from head to toe.

While in the Brazilian capital city thunders carnival, in the small town of Paraty is “dirty” festival, the most suitable outfit for which is not elegant colorful shiny suit, and a bathing suit or swimming trunks. In fact, it is still the favorite Brazilian carnival, but all the participants Continue reading