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
In August, before the tourist opened many opportunities for travel, so the choice is not so simple. It is best to understand the traditions and culture of local holidays. So the question “where to go in August,” we boldly answer – for holidays and festivals!
The Burning Man Festival
Translates literally this event as “burning man” and represents more than a festival, a social utopia that unfolded in a desert area of Nevada. Declared 10 principles in accordance with which the city lives, consisting of 45 000 participants of the Burning Man festival.
The participants will present their works of art, often unusual and fantastic, however, as their clothes. Artists arrange performances and dances. At several venues DJs 24 hours a day they play music.
Each participant needs to find their own food, meals, lodging and other vital things. Thus, at the end of the holiday, from the host of the party should not remain also a trace. On the last day of the festival suit set fire to a wooden man – Burning Man symbol.
Where to go . the desert of black Rock, Nevada, USA
When . the last Monday of August to the first Monday of September
After a relaxing summer people want to go on a fun and educational event. So many tourists go to Europe to visit the numerous festivals which take place annually in many famous cities.
Oktoberfest — Munich, Germany
The largest beer festival runs from 22 September to 7 October at the Theresienwiese. This tradition for over two hundred years. The start of the holiday giving 12 shots from a giant cannon, and the mayor of Munich uncorks a barrel of beer.
The event was attended by six Munich Breweries. Everyone taste the traditional Bavarian beer, which can only be purchased in the fall. It is aged a bit longer than a simple light and endowed with rich malt flavor. To the foamy beverage is served and all sorts of Goodies: sausage, toast, meat.
On Central city streets are exciting parades and performances. This event is family start the sky colored orbs and be treated to cotton candy. Kids can ride on the traditional carousel, visit the famous Ferris wheel, and their parents to find something for everyone.
Read more about Oktoberfest You can read HERE .
Street art festival — Norway, Stavanger
In the period from 20 September to 18 November in Norway together talented artists from all around Continue reading