Prepare to welcome Christmas begin in early December with Christkindlmarkt — typical festive markets opened almost all cities and towns of the country. The biggest of them opening directly in front of the Vienna town hall, but no less famous fairs Domplatz in Salzburg and the Old town of Innsbruck. On the eve of St. Nicholas Day (6 December) festive procession in Innsbruck, and on the night of 5 December the Saint himself accompanied by Krampus (Austrian mythical character — hell, accompanying Santa Claus at Christmas and punishing naughty children) and sometimes angels passes at home with gifts for children. Meanwhile, dressed in costumes of devils (Krampuslaufen) run through the streets, portraying the evil spirits fleeing the righteous Saint.
Christmas (Weihnachten) in Austria — a quiet family holiday. Only on Christmas Eve, when finally distributed the gifts, crowds of people take to the streets with Psalms and go from house to house, symbolizing the three kings coming to Bethlehem. Left marks on the doors with chalk (usually three letters — K, M and B, what is file name «three kings» — Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) can then be seen throughout the country year Continue reading
Visit of Vietnam official holidays and festivals on one side looks very attractive and attracts huge number of tourists both from abroad and inside the country. But on the other hand, on the eve of holidays and festivals and some time after, the prices of tourist services and transport would significantly increase, and sometimes the availability of hotels is simply impossible to find.
Thus, the authors of the site can as an example lead to the experience of visiting the town of Sapa in Northern Vietnam during the “Festival in the clouds” at the end of April. Although this is not an official holiday weekends, it attracts a lots of Vietnamese and tourists, which leads to higher prices at hotels at least five times. The guesthouses where just a day before the festival was to stay for 10 dollars, the next day gave up $ 50, and available seats were very problematic. Approximately the same situation was repeated in Hanoi during the official holiday on may 1 (international workers Day).
These examples are not in order to scare you and be discouraged from visiting Vietnam during the holidays, and so you are ready for some possible difficulties in this regard. In General to get on any holiday is a great success Continue reading
In the year there were many bright events relating most directly the information technology industry. New year eve room “Computer to” decided to remind its readers.
In early Palm company presented to the public its new mobile operating system WebOS, and perhaps that this event can be considered the beginning of the year for the information technology industry. And other news the beginning of the year release of WebOS looked white, or rather, rainbow crow: in connection with the economic crisis in January 2009, many large it companies have announced massive cuts in its staff. Sun has cut 1,300 people quarterly profit Google declined threefold, Ericsson fired five thousand, Microsoft also decided to lay off five thousand people and has frozen the construction of new buildings for its headquarters, Seagate lost nearly half a billion dollars in three months, the loss of LG Electronics amounted to $493 million, annual profit of Samsung fell by a quarter. And only Apple has reported record revenue in the midst of crisis.
For Belarusians the first months of the outgoing year was marked by the fact that online shopping, finally, “released” out of the blast zone BY as well as the appearance of the first laptops national Assembly. In mid-February, the entire Continue reading