Best music festivals of the world
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Top summer holidays Kirov region


Summer in our area for the holidays rich. Not a month – a celebration, and even more. And many take their origins from the distant past. They always celebrated with fun and panache. Today many of them are peculiar brands of the Kirov region.

Vyatka swintonia

This is a very ancient and unique Vyatka holiday, the first mention of which dates back to the early nineteenth century. According to the legend, the holiday was celebrated as a day of remembrance of those killed in fratricidal “hlynovsky battle” between the Vyatka and residents in the city of Vyatka and pagan customs were accompanied by whistling and dancing. It is no accident Swintonia was originally called “Pandemonium”.

Our ancestors began to celebrate Swisstony with the memorial service at Razdergannogo of the ravine. Morning they were devoted to prayer, and in the afternoon walked and had fun: singing songs, blowing whistles, fist fights, ate different foods, drank wine. This day was a job fair, to which Dymkovo masters prepared in advance: sculpted hollow clay balls — «sharise” and Dymkovo toys — the lady Cavaliers, bears, cows, horses, birds, did whistles.

Last Swintonia took place at the turn of the 1920-ies. In 1979, the elements of the holiday (fair, mass celebrations) were restored to the Day of Kirov city (June 12).

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Jazz carnival in Odessa

In the 6th time in Odessa — the pearl of the black sea coast of Ukraine from 15 to 17 September 2006, will host the international jazz festival “jazz Carnival in Odessa”. Founded in 2001, the homeland of the first Soviet jazzman Leonid Utesov, this festival is held annually in the midst of the “velvet season”. The southern sun does not burn, the sea is still warm, but Odessa still lives in the summer and carnival variegated perennial mix of cultures and nationalities, rhythms and styles, sea breeze and dry breath of the black sea steppes. “Carnival” the concept of this jazz festival is absolutely not random: here, in Odessa, invite musicians from different countries, playing a completely different jazz. Carnival discoveries — everyone is sure to find something for their soul.

The great Ella Fitzgerald liked to repeat: “jazz — dark matter”. Jazz really came up with blacks, and yet the jazz public domain. And not incidentally, the legendary Soviet jazzman Leonid Utesov said: “Odessa is the birthplace of jazz!”. This city have in common with jazz atmosphere of humour, celebration and freedom. Thanks to Leonid Utesov and his famous “Tea-jazz”, Odessa was considered the unofficial capital of jazz in the USSR. “Do not let jazz die in his homeland!” — announced at the dawn Continue reading

The Most unusual festivals of the world

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)

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.

The famous “tomato battle”. This is one of the most popular holidays in Spain. Annually it is visited by about 36 thousand people. On special trucks to the site of the battle brought a “weapon” — about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are pretty simple — you can throw Continue reading