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The solar cities

All winter I dream of warmth and summer. At the time of the winter-spring Blues almost all of us imagine myself in a warm country, where all year round the sun is shining and the sky is always blue. Where there are such places? Today we will visit the most Sunny cities in the world.

Contrary to popular belief, these places are not only on the equator in Africa, they are on all continents. But, before proceeding to their review, it should be noted that there are two methods of counting the number of Sunny days per year.

The first percentage. Scientists have calculated the maximum number of daytime hours when the sun can illuminate a particular area. This figure is 4456 hours per year. Accordingly, subtracting from this figure the number of cloudy hours, we get the exact number of solar. For example, if in a particular city, the sun shines 2228 hours per year, the percentage of his “sunshine” is 50%.

The second method is less accurate, it is measured by the number of days in a year, which was mainly Sunny and not cloudy. The concept is quite vague, as you know…

Given the existence of two methods, as well as the ever-changing climate, it is not surprising that the most Sunny cities in the world constantly change places in the rankings. Continue reading

Overview of the summer holidays and festivals in Catalonia

Spain is a country of fiestas, many of which are known and loved around the world. While Catalonia, along with the Canary Islands, is the most popular destination for Russian tourists. And as the season peak travel occurs in summer, we decided to present to our readers all the most interesting and colorful events that are celebrated in the summer months the Catalans.

When: June 12.

Where: Barraca de Salvador, the Ebro Delta Ebro Delta/Tarragona).

The popular festival, which is the most traditional method, by hand, planted rice. Festival participants dressed in folk costumes. Everyone is welcome to participate and learn how to plant rice. By the way, a real paella made with only the Spanish rice!

When: June 12.

Where: Rambla Prim, 64/70, Barcelona.

When: June 16-18.

Where: Barcelona.

Day program – Museum of contemporary art of Barcelona and the Centre for contemporary culture on the square of the angels, 1. Night program – “Fira Gran Via” (Avenue Botany, 62), El Auditori de Barcelona (Lepante neighborhood street, 150), Greek theatre (Passeig de Santa Madrona, 36), as well as the concert hall of the Museum CosmoCaixa (St Isaac Newton, 26). One of the largest in Europe and the world-famous festival of advanced music Continue reading

The Most unusual holidays

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

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Christmas in Germany
Contrary to popular perception about the Germans-the workaholics, ready for a year of work, breaks his back, in Germany quite a lot of public holidays marked in work calendars in…

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Christmas in Germany
Contrary to popular perception about the Germans-the workaholics, ready for a year of work, breaks his back, in Germany quite a lot of public holidays marked in work calendars in…

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