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The Most unusual holidays.

For those who love to travel will come in handy. Maybe just falls on the feast of tomatoes for example )))

1. Holiday naked men in the Japanese city of Inazawa.

Inazawa celebrate it with the 767 BC. In the temple of Konomiya going more than three thousand men at the age from 23 to 43 years old, dressed only in a loincloth and wearing wooden sandals. After purification ceremony men marching through the streets of the city, and its residents are trying to touch the participant of the procession, because it is believed that this touch brings luck for the whole year. Linked to this tradition with the fact that the alleged 767 BC through the streets of the city ran naked Shinto goddess of luck – and the townspeople, the whole year was lucky. Here’s inazawa and picked up the deity the idea of a holiday! The only bad thing: it takes place in February. It is not surprising that the participants ’s naked processions” drink liters of sake – this is a reliable way to keep warm.

2. The feast of Asses in Laguna Niguel, USA.

That hide during the feast of the Japanese, it appears, are willing to show the Americans. In Laguna Niguel, California, holiday parties, men and women line up in a row near Continue reading

Sign of autumn: festivals every weekend

Festive events for every taste and age

Residents and visitors were able to buy unique works by local artists, to the accompaniment of cheerful Ukrainian songs

Fourth far Eastern Sorochinskaya fair was held in Vladivostok. On one Sunday of the Admiral’s square turned into a place where everyone could touch the Ukrainian culture and even take its part.

The organizer of the fair was organized by the administration of Vladivostok, a major role in organizing this brilliant event was played by the Ukrainian cultural center “Turtledove”.

Sorochinskaya fair is known since the NINETEENTH century, – said the Deputy mayor Natalia Maltseva. And we are very pleased that today the administration of Vladivostok thanks to the cooperation with the Ukrainian center of folk culture manages to create such platforms and to hold such events.

In the framework of the Sorochyntsi fair took place not only exhibition and sale of Handicrafts, but also master classes on their manufacture, as well as folk arts festival “Nightingale song”.

On the upper floor Admiralty Park residents waiting for the master of arts and crafts with their goods, and at the bottom the residents of Vladivostok were Continue reading

Festivals and holidays in Lithuania

Do you want to see traditional folk dances, listen to the modern jazz or to visit the international art exhibition in Lithuania, you can find anything. Mostly cultural life takes place in Vilnius, but this does not mean that in other cities, nothing happens. Information about the cultural life of Lithuania in English can be found

January

Baptism, Vilnius. Three biblical wise men through the streets of the city, blessing the children and handing out gifts.

Jump in the lake Sartai. Races are held on the frozen lake Sartai near Ateneu. Sometimes races are held in the city of Guestos. The first race held in January. They are participants selected national races, which are held on the first Saturday of February;

February

Independence day of Lithuania. State holiday in honor of independence is celebrated on February 16 in the entire country. In each region the revival of the Lithuanian state are celebrating in their ownt.

Vilnius book fair. This is the largest annual book fair in the Baltic region. Annually it is visited by more than 50,000 people. The exhibition is held by Lithuanian publishers Association in the center of the “Lit-Expo”

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