Unusual holidays in the calendar
People who are used to their culture, holidays of other Nations seem to be amazing, and often strange. To understand the traditions of other people you just have to try…

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The Best carnivals of the world
Carnival is a holiday, the main signs of which are colorful costumes, theatrical processions, loud music and merriment. It has the same roots, preserved from the times of paganism, and…

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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

10 best carnivals of the world

Always wanted to go on a massive party? Dream easy to implement, having been on the carnival. Every year celebrations are held in Rio de Janeiro, Venice, nice, New Orleans, Cologne. And this is not a complete list! In some cities even cease to do business. Having fun: sing, dance, participate in carnival processions. Our useful tips will help navigate this festive variety.

Dance in Brazil

For total immersion in an atmosphere of fun, choose a Brazilian carnival in Rio de Janeiro . Residents anxiously await mid-February, when for a whole week, you can forget about work. During the festival, relax in the bars and street cafes, watching the rollicking parades. And the tourists do not remain indifferent to the sounds of drums.

In the city center, in the sambódromo, dancers in bright costumes flaunt in front of the audience. The Samba schools compete with each other – each stands for an hour and a half. Spectators watch from the stands (40 to 70 thousand seats at tables).

A comfortable place in the sambadrome paid: from 250$ to 450$ . The most spectacular performances on Sunday and Monday, when the talent show, the Samba schools of the first category.

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Crazy days Festival: music of passion from 17 countries


Deputy head of Administration of Yekaterinburg on social policy Mikhail Matveev on Friday, 11 September 2015, took part in the opening of the festival ’s Crazy days in Ekaterinburg”.

The ceremony, which was notable for the appearance of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic choir and a dancing brass band ’s Ural-Band” under control of the honored worker of arts of the Russian Federation, Colonel Alexander Pavlov, took place before the building of the Sverdlovsk musical College named after P. I. Tchaikovsky (street Pervomayskaya, 22).

Recall that La Folle Journée (“Crazy day”) is an international music festival that was first held in 1995 in the French city of Nantes. For 20 years he has become known throughout the world and takes place in Spain, Japan, France, Poland, and in 2015 will be held for the first time in Russia. The festival will be held in the capital of the Urals, from 11 to 13 September.

Three days 70 short concert programs (each 45-60 minutes), follow one after the other at six venues: the Grand and chamber halls of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic, Sverdlovsk musical College named after P. I. Tchaikovsky, Educational theatre Ekaterinburg theatre Institute, Chamber theatre United Museum of Ural writers and House music.

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