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New Year celebrations around the WORLD

Thailand.

New Year celebration in Bangkok

The 68-foot tower with a globe on the top provides a light and sound all night long. In the square, near the biggest shopping centre of Bangkok, collected more than 200 thousand people, who take each other’s hands and count down the seconds until the New Year.

Fountains spew water, and beer. Each fountain has its own variety.

Mesmerizing traditional Thai dances and folk music in the historic centre of the city. A large number of people and the incredible fireworks show that appears in the sky at midnight on the banks of the Menam river-the Chao Phraya.

Berlin

New Year celebration in Berlin. Show Welcome

The majority of the inhabitants of Berlin to celebrate the New Year outdoors. The townspeople claim that Berlin hosts the largest New year celebration in the world.

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The Most unusual festivals of the world

Today we will look at the list of the most interesting and unusual holidays and festivals in the world. In this collection were very interested in holidays, which you can see below. Look!

1. Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw, in the contest which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work. (Jin Richardson).

2. Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland. “The Celts” with bare torsos raise the torches during the Festival of Beltane fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer. (Jim Richardson).

3. Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, the feast of naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Picture was taken in winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification. (Paul Whitton / My Shot).

4. Vegetarian festival, Thailand. Believers temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade of vegetarian festival on Phuket island in Thailand, stick a weapon in itself, in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, Continue reading

20 the largest festivals and carnivals of the world

Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like “to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

February 28 – March 4

Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.

2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

The second half of September to the first weekend in October

Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale counterparts of this festival around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.

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Recipes for festive meals
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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH CREATIVITY
Festival "stars of autumn-2012" is held in the Polish resort town of Zywiec in southern Poland, on the border with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The town of żywiec is…

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The Most unusual festivals of the world
Today we will look at the list of the most interesting and unusual holidays and festivals in the world. In this collection were very interested in holidays, which you can…

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