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

Unusual carnivals

The most bizarre festivals. People love to celebrate different events in their lives. Mass celebrations turn into the real festivals. However, some people choose a very unusual reasons for their celebrations. Describe below about the 10 most unusual festivals in the most different places of the planet.

Naki Sumo. This festival is dedicated to the cry babies and he is being held in Japan. Every mother gets nervous from the cry of their baby, but for this festival the crying is a big advantage. An amazing event has been held here for over 400 years, is now his resting place is the castle of Sensoji. The aim of the festival is the most calming capricious children and support their health. For that infants raised in the air, two adult sumo wrestler. Wrestlers in every way grimace, trying to scare the kids, so they roared with all his strength. The judge listens carefully to the attempts of all parties, determining the winner. The participation in this contest is purely voluntaryparents choose to give children to participate in it. Because according to the beliefs it helps ward off the baby from evil spirits and to protect them further in life. In the festival Naki Sumo participates annually nearly a hundred children aged under one year.

Kanamara Matsuri. And this festival is held in Japan. In translation his name sounds like “Festival of the steel phallus“. This unusual festival is held in Kawasaki. Is it any wonder that the symbol of the festival – namely the phallus. Continue reading

Festivals and holidays in South Korea

Korea lives in the Gregorian calendar, but traditional holidays are celebrated according to lunar.

In mid-January – the feast of the snow on mount Halla (Jeju-do). The end of January – beginning of February – the feast of Sol (non-working day) is a celebration of the New year according to the lunar calendar. It is one of two major holidays in Korea, celebrated on the first day of the first lunar month. Koreans visit your Kohan. all gather with their families, young people ceremoniously congratulates senior receiving in return small gifts, often money. Early in the morning held a ceremony devoted to the ancestors, consisting of a series of greetings in front of the altar with food, then lunch and visit relatives. The holiday is accompanied by dancing and folk games, visiting the graves of their ancestors and other ceremonies. At this time, the Koreans take a vacation for a few days, and many commercial enterprises will be closed. At the end of January in Hwachon (Gangwon province) is a Festival of the mountain trout Hwachon. Another fish festival – a feast of fish-boats the Inja. It runs from 2 to 15 February on lake Sancho area Namen.

Festival liquors and traditional rice cakes held in Gyeongju in late March. In early April, Koreans have traditionally visited temples, 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


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;


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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