The Time magazine presented a series of photographs titled the World ’ s Wackiest Holidays. devoted to the most unusual holidays and festivals from different corners of our planet.
Monkey Banquet ( Monkey Buffet in Lopburi province. 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 drench each other with colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.
Tomatina ( Tomatina ) in the village of buñol Continue reading
The festival is held once in two years . organized for the purpose of preservation and development of international cultural cooperation and strengthening of friendly relations between the Slavic peoples, the promotion and development of original music, song, dance, festive-ritual culture, fine arts and decorative applied art of the peoples of Russia and neighboring countries. The festival is attended by creative teams from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, representing different types and genres of popular culture (instrumental, music, song, dance) and masters of decorative-applied art.
Hotmess meant much in the history of the Council of Pereyaslav and the life of the Moscow state. During the national liberation war of Ukrainian people against the Polish-gentry oppression Hotmess was the advanced post of Russia, through which correspondence was carried on Bohdan Khmelnytsky with Moscow. Since 1997 every two years, in September days, on the picturesque Continue reading