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10 best carnivals of the world

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

7 unusual holidays of the world

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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Unusual holidays and festivals in different countries and continents

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.

Peruvian Takanakuy

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

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