You like unusual pastime in your travels? We offer you a list of 10 most bizarre festivals in Europe that you can visit. You won’t believe what lengths some people simply in order to amuse themselves.
Ah, Europe, a lot of new things you bring to this world: culture, food, drinks, democracy, Eurovision. But other than that, you gave people some of the most unusual festivals on planet Earth.
These holidays are so unpredictable and diverse that everyone can find something fun for yourself. How do you, for example, the proposal to raft down the river on a pumpkin? Or participate in the battle of tomatoes? Maybe you want to swallow meter black pudding? It’s all there, and even more…
Here are 10 of the most unusual, in our opinion, the festivals in Europe that you can visit.
Championship diving into the swamp, UK
Today swimming underwater in the swamp is a popular international competition, for which gather hundreds of participants from all over the world. This event is held in late August in the city Llanwrtyd wells in Wales.
The competition is a race in two moats filled with water and connected by a peat bog. According to the rules, the participants must not use the usual styles of swimming, but to wear fins, mask and snorkel required.
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Who among us has not dreamed at least once to be “in someone else’s skin”? Shy singles want to become elegant deceivers, discreet ladies – flaming courtesans, and “middling” – aristocrats with blue blood. And in only one place on earth within a few weeks such metamorphoses really happen. So the thirst of reincarnation entails hundreds of thousands of people every year in the city-Venice theatre, unique Venetian carnival.
The history of Venice began in the mid-fifth century, when the inhabitants of the “solid earth” found on small Islands shelter from barbarian raids. Now, Venice is located at 119 Islands, surrounded by 150 canals, connected by 400 bridges. As 15 centuries ago people came here from the continent, now the indigenous inhabitants of the city gradually move to the mainland suburb of Venice – Mestre. There are factories, offices and flows normal life of the Italian city. And Venice itself gradually turns into a city-Museum, a performance for tourists. And once a year, visitors have the chance to not just be spectators of this performance, but also participate in it themselves Continue reading
The exotic traditions of the countries of the world is striking. Portal Kirovchanka offers you to take a little trip — to be surprised, believe me, there is something!
A great way to combat the routine monotony of everyday life — to go on a journey. Use for body and soul — and the rest, and horizons expanded. Let your vacation not soon! Virtual acquaintance with the traditions of different countries will certainly raise your mood, and who knows, maybe some country will interest you especially!
A thousand lights
So, the first destination is Scotland — a country of beautiful mountain peaks, icy mountain lakes, fairy-tale castles, bagpipes and plaid skirts. On the night of 1 may, there is a Celtic festival celebrated the beginning of summer — the world’s biggest fire show, which captures the spirit and shaking knees.
The main ritual performed on this night — jumping high fires burning on the hill Calton Hill. The festival is not without numerous stunts with fire, performances by folk groups, and even burning people. For members of the fire festival dress code special: a special suit of refractory materials, which will not be scared to jump over the fire.
On the edge of the possible
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The municipal Council of the municipality of the city of Kronstadt announces the tenth festival of Amateur art “Kronstadt autumn – 2014”. Opening the festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 18. The ceremony will begin at 14 o’clock on the stage of the Theatre of the Baltic fleet (the former House of officers – str. Soviet, 43), followed by first viewing the concert. The upcoming festival promises to be bright and massive. According to preliminary estimates it will be attended by several hundred people: veterans and representatives of creative young people, middle aged people and children. Children in all the past festivals held the leading position. And that’s fine!
The main objectives of the festival were and still are: the development of artistic creativity among the residents of Kronstadt, the detection and full support creative talents in the first place – youth involvement in the arts as a larger number of participants among people of different ages and categories.
The last festival “Kronstadt autumn – 2013” became the most numerous of all and held the most professional. It was attended by about 800 people: creative teams and individual performers of Kronstadt and St. Petersburg, as well as cities Continue reading
Of course, each nation has its own traditions, customs and festivals, many of them very original, and at first incomprehensible. In General, we all have our own standards of behavior, belief and a way of expressing emotions. Ceremonial events often become a kind of ritual, which is sometimes very interesting to watch, but sometimes that is perceived as savage. I propose to draw attention to unusual holidays and festivals of different countries. Will visit America, Asia and Europe.
Festival El Colacho
This distinctive festival is held every year in the Spanish town of Castillo de Murcia in June. The goal is to jump over small children.
People collect all newborns and lie on the pillows. Then comes Colaco − disguised as a man, symbolizing the devil running. He runs up and starts to jump over children. This rite symbolizes the cleansing from disease and fears. Quite unusual, although somewhat resembles pagan traditions, some dates Slavs had celebrated by jumping over the fire.
This annual celebration takes place on Christmas in the Peruvian Andes. He concludes that fairly drunk parties converge in the circle of spectators and begin to fight, causing each other quite significant impacts. That’s just bizarre! Continue reading